Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 1TB


The following system was used to test the SSD
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– RAM: Neo Forza Faye DDR4 64GB 3600MHz
– GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial P2 500GB
– Mass Storage: Neo Forza NFP075 2TB
– CPU Cooler: SilverStone Permafrost PF240-ARGB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: be quiet! Silent Base 802 White


To test the SSD, the following software was used:

– ATTO Disk Benchmark,
– CrystalDiskMark 8,
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
– Windows File Copy.

In order to obtain a precise result each test was performed three times.

CrystalDiskMark 8 – Read


CrystalDiskMark 8 – Write


ATTO Disk Benchmark Read


ATTO Disk Benchmark Write


Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Level Loading


File Copy Test


Windows File Copy



With an ambient temperature of 26°C and using a synthetic benchmark, the Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 1TB reached a maximum temperature of 85°C. However, in a videogame, the SSD only reached 69°C. Surprisingly, the SSD while running at 85°C did not lose a significant portion of its performance. A great thing to see, give that many SSDs will get a lower performance while thermal throttling.


Final thoughts

The Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 1TB is a surprising SSD, and it is a great choice, when compared to the sea of M.2 SSDs we have on the market. The Exceria Plus G2 1TB is available for purchase for 120USD or EUR. For such a price, and with a capacity of 1TB, this SSD is a great option for a gaming system.

The great thing about the Exceria Plus G2 1TB is the writing performance. In all tests, it is either ahead or close to everything from Crucial or Silicon Power, and it is only defeated by the top-of-the-line Sabrent Rocket models.

In terms of real-world performance, things are great, the SSD has a high speed for writing files, however, that lasts until the cache is filled. After this point, the speed is halved for the rest of the file transfer & Copy process. This is to be expected for a drive of 1TB with such a low cache size, which is around 20GB.

The main issue of the Exceria Plus G2 1TB is the thermal performance, with no heatink installed, and not even a label made from copper, the SSD will reach upward of 85°C while performing a task within a synthetic benchmark. However, while the SSD hit its thermal throttling point, the performance did not degrade to a noticeable level, which is an impressive achievement.
With the Exceria Plus G2 1TB, Kioxia offers a 5-year warranty and an endurance rating of 400TBW.

In conclusion, the Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 1TB is a great performing M.2 SSD that can handle all tasks and even high temperature without too much performance loss.
The performance is great in general usage, and good when it comes to medium and small size file transfers. However, when it comes to large files, the cache will be filled and the speed will lower. However, at this price point, the Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 1TB has a lot of features that make it a worth while purchase.

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