Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD review: Kioxia has recently started to gain a solid place in the market with different products. I have been using the Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD model with 2 TB storage space for a while. I installed it in my personal computer about two months ago and had the chance to use it intensively.
During this process, I had the opportunity to test this model in detail, where I stored dozens of game and project files. In this content, we will take a look at its general features and of course its usage performance.
Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD review / 2 TB
We can say that the M2 slot is now a must for faster loading times in games and faster processing in programs. Offering a storage solution that we can use from the M2 slot, Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD is a model with high values in terms of read and write rate. More importantly, this model has the M2 2280 standard.
Of course, there are different storage versions, but if it has a size of 2TB as I tested, this brings a very good solution, especially for storing your game and project files. It used to be more expensive to reach models with high storage rates. However, with the decrease in prices and the arrival of price performance-oriented models, higher capacities have started to offer much better solutions.
For example, I used to use a 1TB SSD model and it was not enough considering the game sizes. Now, when I switched to this 2TB model, I got enough space for the games I play both frequently and occasionally, as well as for project files. Especially using the files of programs such as Premier Pro, which I use frequently, on this storage unit had a significant impact on performance.
Therefore, if you are going to buy a new SSD, it is better to think long-term. 1TB models can probably save the day for now, but in this period when game sizes are increasing, you can also choose higher capacities by thinking forward. Of course, as with all brands, there are different solutions in different sizes on the Kioxia side. I just wanted to share my ideas on this subject with you.
This model has a classic M2 SSD design and uses the PCle Gen 4 interface for bandwidth. This means that you will get much higher read and write times than many PCIe 3.0 models on the market. Of course, your motherboard must have PCIe 4.0 support. Of course, this does not mean that you cannot use it on your PCIe 3.0 supported motherboard. When you use it on an old motherboard, there will be a noticeable decrease in read and write speed.
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At this point, if you need an SSD right now and you are thinking of collecting a new system in the long term, it would be better to choose a PCIe supported SSD. At least you can use these models now and get much better performance when you update the system.
When we look at the numbers on paper, we see that it has up to 7300 MB/s sequential read and 6400 MB/s sequential write. In our tests, the SSD managed to give results approaching these figures. In our test with Crystal Disk Manager, the SSD model reached 6957 MB/s on the read side and 6413 MB/s on the write side.
In general, as in the reading part, values appear a few steps below on the writing side. These figures may vary depending on the hardware, but in general, when we look at it, we see that it almost reaches the promised values and even makes a point shot on the writing side.
On the file transport side, you encounter a full performance. If you have another portable SSD with high read and write speed, you can be sure that you will get a good speed in file transfer between the two. For example, when I copied a 20 GB file to this SSD, I reached a speed of 3.20 GB/s per second and the process took almost 7 seconds. Especially if you are dealing with high-sized videos and projects like me, you understand how important these speeds are in file transfer.
Kioxia has also signed an application for its SSD models. In this application called Kioxia SSD utility, you can see details such as capacity details, health status, instant SSD temperature and update version of the SSD model you have. The application also has its own benchmark test. When we tested here, we encountered 6.61 GB/s read and 6.01 GB/s write values as reading speed.
Incidentally, the SSD works around 35 – 40 degrees when idle. Under load, especially if you put it under heavy loads such as rendering, the temperature rises to 65 degrees. Of course, it should be noted that there is no separate heatsink on the SSD in our tests here. So when you use a heatsink, you get much lower values. Depending on your case temperature, it reaches 25 degrees when idle and up to 40 degrees when under load. So you get almost half the temperature performance with a heatsink.
As a result, as you can see in our Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD review content, the SSD model is a model that can be preferred with both its performance and features. Speaking of the cooling block, if you install a good cooler, you can easily use this SSD model on your PS5 console. Thanks to Gen 4 support and high read and write speed, you can be sure that you will get full performance on your console.
If you have a PCIe 4 supported motherboard or as I mentioned at the beginning, if you are planning to switch in the future, I can say that this SSD model is one of the models that will make your work easier and save you time in both games and video work.
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Kioxia Exceria Pro NVMe SSD Features
- Capacity: 1TT / 2TB
- Format: M.2 2280-S2-M
- Protocol: PCIe 4.0 / NVMe 1.4
- Size: 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.23 mm
- Read Speed: 7,300 MB/s
- Write Speed: 6,400 MB/s
- Storage Temperature: -40 ? to 85 ?
- Power Consumption (Active): 8.9 W (typ.)