The Exceria NVMe comes in a compact box with an image of the drive on the front, along with a sticker displaying the capacity of the drive. The rear of the box has a description of the drive’s form factor, the fact it uses BiCS Flash, a PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface and has a 5-year warranty.
The Exceria NVMe 1TB drive is built on a single-sided M.2 2280 format. There are four packages of Kioxia BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, then comes the 4-channel controller (coded TC58NC1202GST) and finally a 512MB DDR4-2400MHz cache IC.
The SSD Utility has been given a refresh to go along with the re-branding. It lets you check on the drive’s capacity, how it’s being used and how much life is left in the SSD. There’s a tuning section with an integrated benchmark so you can see how the drive is running. It also allows for easy implementation of firmware updates and there is a comprehensive help section as well.