Kingston launches affordable NV1 NVMe SSD with 2100 MB/s and 1700 MB/s read and write rates
More well-known for its lineup of affordable 2.5-inch SATA III SSDs, the company has since expanded into M.2 drives like the KC2500 and A2000. Now, Kingston is ready to expand its selection of M.2 drives even further with the launch of the NV1 NVMe PCI SSD.
The NV1 will come in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities each with three-year warranty as standard. Each version will also support the same theoretical maximum read and write rates of 2100 MB/s and 1700 MB/s, respectively, compared to 2000 MB/s and 2500 MB/s on the pricier 500 GB A2000 and KC2500, respectively.
Kingston hasn't stated when the NV1 series will actually start shipping or what prices users can expect. A quick search on Amazon or Newegg at the time of writing shows no signs of the NV1. It'll likely be a few more days or weeks before the SSDs become widely available online.
Fountain Valley, CA – March 29, 2021 − Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announces the launch of the NV1 NVMe™ PCIe SSD. With efficient performance in a single-sided M.2 design, NV1 is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with laptops and small form factor PCs.
NV1 is a substantial storage solution with capacities up to 2TB. It features read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700MB/s1, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA-based SSD. NV1 uses less power, emits less heat and has quicker load times making it ideal for users who appreciate responsiveness and ultra-fast data access but have systems with limited space. NV1 is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities2 and is backed by a limited three-year warranty4, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.
“Kingston is pleased to announce the next entry-level offering in its NVMe PCIe SSD product family to meet the needs of new and existing users,” said Keith Schimmenti, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Whether users are upgrading a system or planning a new build, NV1 is designed for speed and dependability at an affordable price.”
In 2020, Kingston shipped over 20M SSDs globally, according to analyst firm Forward Insights. As one of the largest SSD suppliers in the world, Kingston also added an mSATA version of the KC600 SSD to support older laptop upgrades. The recent launches further show Kingston’s commitment to creating the industry’s most thoroughly tested and complete range of SSD solutions, for first-time users to prosumers to data center customers. For more information visit kingston.com.
NV1 Features and Specifications:
• NVMe PCIe Performance: NV1 offers read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700MB/s1 (all capacities).
• Ideal for systems with limited space: Easily integrate into designs with M.2 connectors. Perfect for thin laptops and small form factor PCs.
• Multiple Capacities2: Available in a range of capacities up to 2TB to meet your data storage requirements.
• Form Factor: M.2 2280
• Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
• Capacities2: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
o 500GB – 120TBW
o 1000GB – 240TBW
o 2000GB – 480TBW
• Power Consumption:
o 500GB: 5mW Idle / 205mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
o 1000GB: 5mW Idle / 220mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
o 2000GB: 5mW Idle / 340mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
• Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
• Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
• Dimensions: 22mm x 80mm x 2.1mm
• Weight: 7g (All capacities)
• Vibration Operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)
• Vibration Non-operating: 20G (20-1000Hz)
• Warranty/Support4: Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
NV1 Part Numbers
The SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads and is not intended for Server environments.1 Based on “out-of-box performance” using a PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/flashguide.3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).4 Limited warranty based on 3 years or “Percentage Used” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (Kingston.com/SSDManager). For NVMe SSDs, a new unused product will show a Percentage Used value of 0, whereas a product that reaches its warranty limit will show a Percentage Used value of greater than or equal to one hundred (100). See Kingston.com/wa for detail.About Kingston Digital, Inc.From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels the technology the world uses every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference. To learn more about how Kingston Is With You, visit Kingston.com.Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.# # #Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. IronKey is a registered trademark of Kingston Digital, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com
For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/company/press/
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