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Kioxia Exceria 960GB SSD Review

Rating: 8.0.

The Kioxia (previously Toshiba) Exceria drive sits under the company’s ‘Upgrader’ product line. The 2.5in SATA SSD uses BiCS TLC 3D NAND and was formerly known as the TR200 before the rebranding. Priced around the £90 mark for the 960GB model, is this drive worth picking up?

The Exceria SATA SSD comes in three capacities; 240GB, 480GB and the flagship 960GB drive we are looking at here.

Official Sequential read/write speeds for the drive are the same for all three drives; 555MB/s read and 540MB/s writes. The official 4K random figures for the drives (tested at QD32 with 8 threads) differ with the capacity. The entry-level 240GB drive has up to 79,000 IOPS for reads and 87,000 IOPS for writes, the 480GB drive is up to 82,000 IOPS for reads and 88,000 IOPS for writes and the 960GB drive is rated up to 81,000 IOPS for reads and 88,000 IOPS for writes.

Endurance for the 960GB is listed as 240TB TBW and the drive is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 960GB
  • NAND Components: BiCS TLC 3D NAND.
  • NAND Controller: Toshiba TC58NC1010GSB.
  • Interface: Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III).
  • Form Factor: 2.5in 7mm.
  • Dimensions: 100.45 x 70.10 x 7.20mm
  • Drive Weight: 45.7g

Firmware Version: SBFA13.4

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