TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD NV1 (TLC) with 500GB (SNVS/500G) from Kingston.
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Technical data
Image NV1 (TLC)
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SNVS/500G
Storage capacity 500 GB (0 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 174 GB approx.
Read speed 2100 MB/s
Write speed 1700 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 120 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Price ca. 49 USD (= 0,10 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
66 %
Write speed
55 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed using a 5 GB file. A total score of 2509 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
in megabytes per second
2280,58 MB/s
1727,76 MB/s
in megabytes per second
46,79 MB/s
150,81 MB/s
in megabytes per second
705,25 MB/s
719,81 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,024 ms
0,549 ms
Total score

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of December 30, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
two large files
2126,34 MB/s
1,08 s
many small files
1195,78 MB/s
5,89 s
small and large files
1849,30 MB/s
3,74 s

Compression Performance Test

This measures the write and read speed of the the Kingston SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 2100MB/s and 1700MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

This is a long term test to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 200 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 174 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 1847 MB/s and written with 878 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Kingston M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Kingston M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Kingston M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Kingston NV1 (TLC) 500GB

Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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