Kioxia unveils its top-end SSDs – some of the best on the market

If you don’t know that, then Kioxia is a long-standing Toshiba memory – we had the opportunity to test the Exceria Plus model some time ago, which surprised us with very good performance. Recently, the manufacturer has prepared an even better offer that allows you to use the potential of PCI-Express 4.0.

Kioxia Exceria Pro – Ultra-fast SSDs for PCI-Express 4.0

The Exceria Pro models should appeal to both avid gamers and content creators alike – the potential of these drives can be used in new high-performance computers and laptops. The manufacturer has prepared two versions to choose from: 1 TB and 2 TB.

The media uses the PCI-Express 4.0 x4 (NVMe 1.4) interface – there is a proprietary controller on board (the manufacturer does not provide the exact designation) and new 112-layer Kioxia BiCS 5 TLC NAND memory chips. True, an additional heat dissipation element is not used here, but the manufacturer explains which heatsinks are usually used on motherboards.

The maximum transfers should be 7,300 MB / s read and 6,800 MB / s write, with random operations reaching 1,000,000 IOPS for read and 1,300,000 IOPS for write. Looking at the specifications, we are talking about one of the most efficient models on the market.

Model Kioxia Exceria Solid State Drive Kioxia Exceria G2 Solid State Drive Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 Solid State Drive Kioxia Exceria Pro Solid State Drive
Capacity 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB 1 TB, 2 TB 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB 1 TB, 2 TB
Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3c PCI-Express 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3c PCI-Express 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3c PCI-Express 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4
Type of M.2 2280 M.2 2280 M.2 2280 M.2 2280
Translations (write / read) up to 1700/1600 MB / s up to 2100/1700 MB / s up to 3400/3200 MB / s up to 7300/6400 MB / s
Random operations (read / write) up to 350,000 / 400,000 IOPS up to 400,000 / 400,000 IOPS up to 680,000 / 620,000 IOPS up to 1,000,000/1300,000 IOPS
TBW 5 years (up to 400 TB) 5 years (up to 800 TB) 5 years (up to 800 TB) 5 years (up to 800 TB)

How do the new Kioxia models actually live? We can tell you that a test model of the Exceria Pro will be available soon. Keep in touch!

The success of the discs will depend on their assessment. So far, no information has been disclosed here.

Source: Kyoxia