Kingston Digital has released its first-tier NVMe SSD, the NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD. It comes with 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage options, and thanks to its M.2 form factor it is designed for computers with a small form factor and thin laptops. The SSD comes with a limited three-year warranty. Kingston Digital has not announced when SSD will be released, nor has it provided pricing information. However, expect the NVMe SSD to hit the shelves soon. Kingston Digital claims that the M.2 NVMe SSD is three times faster than SATA-based SSDs.
IN press release,, Kingston Digital announced its latest budget NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD. The latest SSDs have read / write speeds of up to 2100 MBps / 1700MBps, respectively. Kingston Digital also claims that it uses less energy, emits less heat and has a faster charging time, making it ideal for systems with limited space. In addition to the three-year warranty, it also has free technical support from Kingston. It connects using the PCIe Gen 3.0 interface and has a form factor M.2 2280 weighing 7 grams.
“Kingston is pleased to announce the next initial offering in its NVMe PCIe SSD product family to meet the needs of new and existing users,” said Tony Hollingsby, SSD Business Manager, Kingston EMEA. “Whether consumers are upgrading a system or planning a new build, the NV1 is designed for speed and reliability at an affordable price.”
According to analyst firm Forward Insights, quoted by Kingston Digital, the company shipped more than 20 million SSDs worldwide in 2020. Kingston has also added an mSATA version of its KC600 SSD to help upgrade older laptops.
In other news related to SSD, Samsung recently announced its first SSD drive without DRAM, 980 NVMe M.2. DRAM or random access dynamic memory is used to map the contents of an SSD, without which it becomes difficult to achieve fast and efficient data access. Samsung uses a technology called Host Memory Buffer, which helps connect the SSD directly to the host processor’s DRAM. The SSM 980 NVMe comes with 250GB, 500GB and 1TB storage options.
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