Product Review: Kingston NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

Product Review: Kingston NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

For a high-performance computing, you need extra storage that is fast too. You cannot be dependent on traditional HDDs if you are a gamer, or a content creator. SSDs are the latest and best solution for you. There are many options available in the market but to find the best one becomes a challenge. Kingston NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD which has been launched to address all the storage and performance issues recently, is one of the innovative SSDs by Kingston. This SSD is launched for the entry level user segment and this detailed review about this innovative SSD will help you with all the features, performance and price related queries. Check out this informative and honest review.

A View into Kingston NV2 SSD

Kingston is a market leader and has proved itself by bringing many high performing storage drives for different consumer segment. This time, Kingston has done really well with this new NV2 SSD which is the successor to NV1 with many interesting features. This new SSD by Kingston is quite an advanced option from price point of view. The SSD utilizes the PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface which is generally used by expensive SSDs but Kingston has provided this feature in this entry level SSD. So this can be a good option for you if you are looking to buy in budget segment. The SSD is available in 4 variants, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB for all kind of usage.


This is the next gen SSD but it is not out of touch as the backward compatibility of NV2 SSD syncs perfectly with Gen3 slots. The drive is capable of managing sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500MB/s and 2,800MB/s with lower power requirements and lower heat to help optimise your system’s performance and deliver value without sacrifice. Also, it provides you an upgrade without any hassle for an AMD or Intel based system. The functionality of Kingston NV2 SSD sets you and your work apart from the rest. This SSD comes in a single-sided, M.2 design which is a major upgrade by Kingston. It is a perfect drive for thin laptops and small-form-factor PCs.

Software and Accessories

However, Kingston NV2 SSD is available as a barebone drive, but it offers an SSD manager on its website. Also, with a typical SSD toolbox mechanism, it is capable of displaying disk health and information, securely erase drives and update drive firmware. The SSD supports only Microsoft Windows.

More Information on Kingston NV2 SSD

While testing 2TB sample, we at DT office found that it also uses SM2267XT along with new SM2269XT also. Four modules of 512GB NAND along with four 128GB deliver 2TB in total.  Also, it is 144-layer QLC of Intel. This flash is worn on the Intel Solidigm P41 Plus and 670p. Ultimately, it remains unarguably the best budget QLC in the market.

The controller and the flash differ on Kingston NV2 SSD from one drive to the other. If we talk about 2TB drive, then we must mention that it is a single-sided drive with four NAND packages and a controller sans DRAM. This 2TB model uses SMI SM2267XT controller that can saturate a link of x4 PCIe 3.0. For all purposes, DT found that this technique makes the controller a SM2263XT with higher IOPS and bandwidth.


The SSD is available at insanely low price. The NV2 SSD starts from Rs. 2500 and it goes up as per the storage you need. You can buy it from offline & online stores.  

DT Verdict

This NV2 SSD is a great choice in budget segment. The performance gets better after integrating this SSD from Kingston. As far as price is concerned, Kingston wins. This SSD is a very affordable option in the Indian market currently which comes with all advanced functionality.

Kingston NV2 SSD Pros

  • Exceptional price for 2TB and PCIe 4.0 drive

  • Kingston’s high-performance portfolio

  • Available in 2TB, 1TB, 500GB and 250GB variants

  • Offers 3-year warranty


  • Variable hardware

  • Runs a bit hot

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