REVIEW: Kingchuxing PCM28NV an NVMe disc at a reasonable price


Kingchuxing PCM28NV is the Chinese M.2 NVMe SSD disk of which we present today in our review, specifically the model we analyze has a length format of 2280 and 256GB capacity, but there is also another 512GB model. This is an NVMe disk mounted NAND Toshiba 3D 64L TLC storage, certainly a prestigious brand and we will see in our tests how it works. Without further delay let’s see how this new M.2 NVMe SSD works in our Review.

  • Kingchuxing PCM28NV disk is available on Aliexpress.com just for $38.5 (€35.47).

PRODUCT DETAILS

ModelKingchuxing PCM28NV
Basic SpecsFormat: Tarjeta NVMe M.2 2280
Interface: NVMe 1.3 (PCIe 3×4)
Speed: 2000MB/s Read – 1100MB/s Write
Storage: 256/512GB – (256GB in review)
NAND: Toshiba 3D 64L TLC
RAM: ESMT M15T1G1664A – DDR3 933MHz
Controlller: Phison E12
Warranty: 3 years

Description

The SSD M.2 NVMe Kingchuxing PCM28NV comes to us in a box that has an inner plastic protection to avoid transport shocks and a fixing screw is not included as an accessory. If we look at the motherboard we find the Phison E12 controller that has excellent thermal efficiency and performance. As storage we have Toshiba 3D 64L TLC a first quality memory that gives us a fairly long lifespan.

PERFORMANCE TEST

CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskMark

With this classic test in the Kingchuxing PCM28NV where we can as compared to a similar opponent, the NVMe PNY XLR8 CS3030 disk. At the level of sequential reading and writing it has correct results for its price, as we see these units without a doubt in sequential reading and writing leave the SATA units away.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

We passed this test in the Kingchuxing PCM28NV and compared the results with the disk NVMe PNY XLR8 CS3030 model. As we see the results are maintained and we are facing an NVMe SSD with correct performance.

AS SSD M.2 Benchmark

On the Kingchuxing PCM28NV we pass the AS SSD Benchmark test and share it with the results of an NVMe PNY XLR8 CS3030 disk. In this test, the performance of this M.2 NVMe SSD has similar results to the other tests.

Thermal performance

The NVMe disks with their high speeds have high temperatures but the SSD Kingchuxing PCM28NV is quite cool and will only get very hot if we have it encased in a recondite area of the board. NVMe disks usually have slots on the motherboard with very little ventilation, we recommend using a PCIe adapter card to NVME and a heatsink attached to the unit, the temperature can easily drop in this way from 10 to 20ºC.

  • Temperatures without heatsink and in the motherboard: 52ºC idle / 64ºC in intense work
  • Temperatures with PCIe slot heatsink: 42ºC idle / 55ºC in intense work
  • We can buy heatsinks and PCIe cards in stores like Amazon.com and Aliexpress.com from only $5

 

Benchmark

In the comparison you can defend the Kingchuxing PCM28NV with several models of M.2, SATA and NVMe SSD that we can find in the current market. The values are very good, it is somewhat far in sequential reading and writing to frontline models but defends well in 4K. You can compare this model with the rest for the disks we review.

  • Read/Write SEQ
    These data refer to the processes we do when copying a specific file continuously, for example when copying or writing a large file such as movies or ISO discs. This value defines the continuous transfer rate, which is important for storage units.
  • Read/Write 4K
    This data refers to the random accesses that the disk makes to files of size 4K. This data is significant because it defines for example how the OS can read system files or accessing small files, an important information to feel the system more fast.

CONCLUSIONS AND BUY LINKS

Opinion

After passing all the tests to the NVMe Kingchuxing PCM28NV disk we can say that we are facing an interesting product for its price, with correct specifications and performance within this format. An SSD that does not reach the top speeds of its western rivals but that offers very controlled thermals and a long lifespan for its NAND Toshiba 3D 64L TLC memory.

Undoubtedly a product of very low price and good performance, a product for those who want a disk in NVMe format to replace the classics in 2.5″ SATA format in laptops or PC, thus reducing connectors and volume occupied in box. You can Compare this disk with other models of NVMe SSD drives at Amazon.com or Newegg.com.

Where to buy

  • Kingchuxing PCM28NV disk is available on Aliexpress.com just for $38.5 (€35.47).

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Marius Cirsta

I couldn’t find this one for sale anymore on Aliexpress. I think it’s been unfortunately discontinued.

Marius Cirsta

Most unfortunate is that it’s not DRAMless , it would have been nice for it to have DRAM.