Kioxia RD500 500Gb NVMe SSD detailed specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Kioxia RD500 500Gb and more characteristics explore on our page.

Kioxia RD500 500Gb NVMe SSD detailed specs

Kioxia's 500Gb RD500 works on Phison E12 ? controller. The NVMe storing a data location map on DRAM 1GB DDR4 to run a games without delays. The RD500 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC flash memory. NVMe SSD also available in 1 Tb and 2 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with maximum read speeds 3400 Mbps, and write speeds equals to 3200 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 640000 on reading and 600000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Kioxia give 5 years warranty for this product limited by 400 Total Bytes Written. The RD500 has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison E12 ?
Memory type Toshiba TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3200
Read IOPS 640000
Write IOPS 600000
Endurance (TBW) 400
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


RD500 (500Gb) produced by Kioxia support PCIe 3 that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The write speed is 3200 Mb/s, that is faster than has most of competitors. The drive provide possibility to write 400 TBW, that is good against competitors. After evaluating all the facts, Kioxia RD500 500Gb is a well-rounded NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Kioxia RD500 has 1GB DDR4. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes storage faster, but also more expensive.

The Kioxia RD500 due to the low density of memory chips can operate without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards from the factory has additional cooling below or above the drive for better performance during times of heavy loads.

The Kioxia RD500 has write speed 3200 Mb per second, read speed 3400 Mbps. It works on Phison E12 ? controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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