Gone are those days where traditional mechanical hard disks were common. Nowadays, SSDs are pretty normal and anyone building a PC in 2021 would definitely consider one in their new build. The affordability of the normal SSDs and NVMe SSDs has finally made it to the affordable segment, and that’s where Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD comes in action.
Talking about the NVMe SSDs, they are small, compact, convenient to use, and super simple to install. Especially when you think of a wire-free storage device that’s connected to your computer, it feels like a blessing.
Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD price in India
The Kingston NV1 SSD is a SATA-based drive that is available starting from 500GB to 2TB in capacities. Pricing wise the 500GB variant Rs. 5,499 and the 1TB variant is Rs. 9,499 respectively, there’s no confirmation on the pricing 2TB variant but it will cost around Rs. 24,000+ comparing to the available options in the market right now. In my opinion, going for the 2TB is simply a bad value for money and we have to wait for the technology to be more advanced to expect better pricing for high capacity NVMe SSDs.
According to the claims by Kingston in the packaging, they claim that the Kingston NV1 NVME SSD is 35x faster than a spinning hard drive which is not a big jump compared to a normal SSD or even some traditional hard drives.
Additionally, inside the packaging of the Kingston NV1 NVME SSD, you get a free claim a free copy of Acronis True Image HD – A OEM software suite that allows to backup your entire disk drive and partitions, clone your operating system, restore previously backed up data, create bootable drives and do more.
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Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD features and specifications
As told earlier, the Kingston NV1 NVME SSD is not targeted to super high speed or PC enthusiasts. Kingston themselves don’t make any extraordinary statement claiming the Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD is the fastest or delivers super highs speed or anything of that sort.
Kingston claims the NV1 NVMe SSD to 2100 MBps sequential reads and 1700 MBps sequential writes for all three storage variants. This SSD uses the PCIe Gen 3.0 which is the predecessor to the Gen 4.0 version.
The endurance for the NV1 models is rated at 120TBW, 240TBW, and 480TBW for the three variants of the Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD. Following up on the endurance, the MTBF or the mean time between failures is rated at 1.5 million hours. The endurance and the MTBF are a bit less to that of Kingston’s own KC500 NVMe SSD and other previous NVMe SSDs from Kingston. The Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD is an entry-level & basic SSD so it doesn’t come along with heat sync. At just 2.1mm thick, you can expect to fit this SSD even in super-compact laptops.
Here are the technical specifications of the Kingston NV1 according to their website –
|NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
|500GB, 1TB, 2TB
|2100/1700MB/s (all capacities)
|500GB – 120TBW1000GB – 240TBW2000GB – 480TBW
|500GB: 5mW Idle / 205mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write1000GB: 5mW Idle / 220mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write2000GB: 5mW Idle / 340mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
|22mm x 80mm x 2.1mm
|7g (All capacities)
|2.17G (7-800 Hz)
|Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD performance
With the CrystalDiskMark 6, the sequential read and write speeds max out at 2,453MBps and 1950MBPs which is higher than the mentioned specifications (2100/1700MB/s) in their website. The excess read and write speeds could be some kind of threshold for the users so they can have a better experience than the advertised read and write speeds. Random speed test in the Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD measured a speed of 1350 to 1380MPbs reads speed and 1420 to 1450MBps write speeds. The random test itself looks promising and way better than the traditional SSDs out there.
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The Kingston NV1 NVMe SSD is a low-end drive when compared to Kingston’s A2000 & A2500 NVMe SSDs. According to the information from Anandtech website, the launch pricing starts from $63.70 for the 500GB, $115.70 for 1TB, and $224 for the 2TB variant. Meanwhile, the retail prices are $59.99 for the 500GB, $107.99 for the 1TB variant, and $208.99 for the 2TB variant.
If I were to use it, I wouldn’t use this as a boot drive but as a gaming drive to store my games. But if this is your first upgrade, this would be more than enough for any newbie getting into the SSD game. In India, the pricing starts from Rs. 5,499 for the 500GB variant, Rs.9,499 for the 1TB variant and Rs. 24,500 for the 2TB variant.
This NVMe SSD can be purchased from Amazon at Rs.10,899 for the 1TB variant. The Kingston A2000 1TB variant costs just 100 higher than the NV1 NVMe SSD which is a better value for money in my opinion.
So, what do you think of the latest addition to the Kingston NVMe SSD series? Drop your thoughts in the comments section down below.