In the spring of 2018 Kingston
introduced their UV500 line of mSATA, M.2, and 2.5" solid state drives available with capacities ranging from 120GB all the way up to 1920GB. All drives in this series are based on Marvell brand controllers, and are Kingston's first 3D NAND-enabled solid state drives to feature full-disk encryption.
In this review we are going to take a look at a 2.5" UV500 SSD with a capacity of 960GB that was sold as part of a "SSD Upgrade Kit". You can buy just the bare drive, but for $30-something more Kingston offers the drives with the necessary cables and mounting hardware for use in a desktop PC, Acronis drive management software, and a USB enclosure to allow you to clone your existing drive to this one regardless of what type of PC you have. Before checking out the drive on hand for this review, let's check out some of the features and specifications provided by Kingston. More information can be found on the official product page
on the Kingston website.
Features and Specifications:
» Form factor: 2.5"
» Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) - with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
» Capacity: 960GB
» Controller: Marvell 88SS1074 Controller
» NAND: 3D TLC
» Encryption: Encryption Support (AES 256-bit)
» Sequential Read/Write: Up to 520/500MB/s
» Maximum 4K Read/Write: up to 79,000/45,000 IOPS
» Power Consumption: 0.195W Idle / 0.5W Avg / 1.17W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write
» Dimensions: 100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm
» Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C
» Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C
» Weight: 57g
» Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
» Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
» Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
» Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
» Total Bytes Written (TBW): 480TB