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Kioxia Toshiba RC500 500GB SSD Review


The Kioxia Toshiba RC500 comes in a compact box with an image of the drive on the front with a sticker on the top right displaying the capacity of the drive. The rear of the box has a small panel on the left-hand side displaying some of the drives features while the remaining area on the right has multilingual instructions on where to find out more information about the drive.

Toshiba’s 500GB RC500 is built on a single-sided M.2 2280 format. Nearest the interface contacts is a 512MB SK hynix DDR4-2400MHz (coded H5AN4G6NBJR) IC, next to which is the Toshiba 4-channel controller (TC58NC1202GST) and then finally the four Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND packages coded TH58LJT0T24-BS8C.

 


The SSD Utility 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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