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Review: Kioxia Exceria NVMe 1TB SSD

by Tarinder Sandhu on 10 July 2020, 12:01

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Test Setup

HEXUS 2020 Test Platform

Component Product Page
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB
Graphics Card Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT 8G GDDR6 SE
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3200 (2x16GB)
Storage 2TB Corsair MP600
Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1,000W
Network Card Asus XG-C100C 10GBase-T PCIe Adapter
Chassis Fractal Design Define 7 Clear Tempered Glass
Monitor Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire
Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Comparison Drive Configurations

Model Capacity Form Factor Controller Firmware Protocol / Interface Reviewed
HEXUS Review
Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB M.2 2280 Phison-E16 EGFM11.3 NVMe / PCIe 4.0 x4 £195 N/A
Kioxia Exceria 1TB M.2 2280 Toshiba TC58NC1202GST 12.7 NVMe / PCIe 3.0 x4 £105 Link


CrystalDiskMark 7 CrystalDiskMark provides various storage benchmarks, but we're interested in the sequential and and 4K numbers.
Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers An alternative storage benchmark used to gauge game load time.
PCMark 10 Storage PCMark 10's drive performance consistency test is a long-running and extremely demanding workload with a heavy, continuous load.
SPECworkstation 3.0.4 Hammering the drive by running the intensive SPEC workstation storage trace program and recording raw results.