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Kioxia Exceria Plus 2TB NVMe SSD Review

The Exceria Plus 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 Plus 2TB drive is built on a dual-sided M.2 2280 format. On one side of the PCB sits the 8-channel Toshiba branded controller (coded TC58NC1201GST-00-BB), four 256GB packages of BiCS4, 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND and a cache IC (SK hynix H5AN8G6NCJ, DDR4-2666). The other side of the PCB is home to another cache chip and four more 256GB NAND packages.

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.

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