Kioxia RC500 500Gb NVMe SSD specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

How fast is the RC500 (500Gb) produced by Kioxia and extra details explore in our article.

Kioxia RC500 500Gb NVMe SSD specs

The RC500 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC memory. This NVMe is offered also in 1 Tb and 250 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 1700 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 1600 MB/s. It also has IOPS 355000 on reading and 410000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 3 years warranty for this product.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller n/a
Memory type Toshiba TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 1700
Write speed (Mb/s) 1600
Read IOPS 355000
Write IOPS 410000
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 3


RC500 (500Gb) produced by Kioxia may work on PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 1600 Mbps, that is slower than has most of rivals. On balance, Kioxia RC500 500Gb has more cons and our site highly do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Kioxia RC500 has no DRAM or data about it is unknown. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to improve endurance and input/output performance.

The Kioxia RC500 due to the low density of memory chips can last with no further heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads below and above the SSD for improving performance during times of high loads.

The Kioxia RC500 has sequential write speed 1600 Mbps, sequential read speed 1700 Mb/s. NVMe run on M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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