Kingston Digital has launched its entry-level NVMe SSD, the NV1e NVMe PCIe SSD. It is offered with storage options of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB and is designed for small form factor PCs and thin laptops thanks to its M.2 form factor. The SSD is offered with a three-year limited warranty. Kingston Digital has not released any information about when the SSD will be released, nor has it released any information about its pricing. However, expect the NVMe SSD to hit shelves soon. Kingston Digital claims that the M.2 NVMe SSD is three times faster than SATA-based SSDs.
In a press release, Kingston Digital announced its newest budget NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD. The latest SSD offers read / write speeds of up to 2,100 Mbit / s and 1,700 Mbit / s respectively.Kingston Digital also claims that it uses less power, emits less heat and has faster load times, making it ideal for systems with limited space . In addition to the three-year warranty, Kingston offers free technical support. It is connected via a PCIe Gen 3.0 interface and has an M.2 2280 form factor with a weight of 7 grams.
“Kingston is excited to announce the next entry-level offering in its NVMe PCIe SSD family to meet the needs of new and existing users,” said Tony Hollingsbee, Kingston EMEA general manager of SSDs. “Whether users are upgrading a system or planning a new build, NV1 is built for speed and reliability at an affordable price.”
According to Forward Insights, an analyst firm quoted by Kingston Digital, the company shipped over 20 million SSDs worldwide in 2020. Kingston has also added an mSATA version of its KC600 SSD to support upgrades for older laptops.
In other SSD-related news, Samsung recently announced its first DRAM-free SSD, the 980 NVMe M.2. DRAM, or Dynamic Random Access Memory, is used to map the contents of an SSD without which it becomes difficult to access data quickly and efficiently. Samsung uses a technology called Host Memory Buffer that allows the SSD to be connected directly to the DRAM of the host processor. The 980 NVMe SSD is offered with 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB storage options.
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