KLEVV has introduced the mainstream CRAS C910 SSD, offering impressive continuous read/write speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s and 4,800 MB/s, respectively. It is compliant with PCIe Gen4 x4 and NVMe 1.4 standards and caters to everyday users, esports enthusiasts, and multimedia creators alike. Storage capacities of 500GB and 1TB are available for purchase and expansion. The current prices are NT$1399 for 500GB and NT$2399 for 1TB, with a five-year limited warranty and an endurance of 700TBW (1TB) / 350TBW (500GB).
KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB Specifications:
Transmission Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen4x4
Interface Format: M.2 2280
Capacity: 500GB, 1TB
Controller: InnoGrit IG5220BAA
Flash Memory: 3D TLC NAND Flash
Size: 80(L) x 22( W) x 3.13(H) mm (with heat sink) / 80(L) x 22(W) x 2.15(H) mm (without heat sink) Weight: 9g (with heat sink) / 6g (without a heat sink)
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB SSD out of the box
KLEVV is a consumer-oriented brand that caters to gamers and creators. Their M.2 NVMe SSD offerings are part of the high-end CRAS series. The CRAS series features the C930, which boasts read/write speeds of up to 7,400 MB/s, making it their most powerful SSD to date. The flagship PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD, the C910, offers the mainstream performance of 5,000 MB/s for gamers on the PCIe Gen4 platform. Those seeking more affordable options can consider the PCIe Gen3 x4 C730 and C720 models and the entry-level 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, NEO N610 and N510+, which provide cost-effective options for expanding data storage space.
The KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB SSD utilizes the InnoGrit Rainier QX series IG5220BAA controller and features PCIe Gen4 x4, NVMe 1.4 interface, and a DRAM-less architecture. Two 3D TLC NAND Flash modules are mounted on the PCB as single-sided particles. This SSD incorporates various technologies, such as HMB cache, SMART technology, SLC (Single Level Cell) caching, LDPC ECC error correction, AES 256-bit encryption, temperature-controlled frequency modulation, and global wear-leveling functions.
The CRAS C910 includes a slim aluminum heat sink that allows for flexible installation depending on the usage scenario. This heat sink helps dissipate the heat generated by the NAND Flash modules and controller during operation, potentially reducing temperatures by up to 10%. To maintain SSD stability and extend its lifespan, the ultra-thin heat sink, with a thickness of less than 1mm, is compatible with various computer system sizes. It can be easily installed and expanded even on mini-PCs or laptops with limited expansion space.
Free data backup software Acronis True Image HD 2018
Customers who purchase the CRAS C910 SSD and require system backup or disk image restoration can obtain a free Acronis True Image HD 2018 official software activation key. To receive the key, simply enter your email address and the SSD’s product serial number on the KLEVV official website, and you’ll be provided with the backup software’s serial number. This allows for an easy and quick transfer of data from the old hard drive to the new SSD.
KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB SSD performance test
The testing platform utilizes an Intel Core i7 13700K processor and an NZXT N7 Z790 motherboard. The KLEVV CRAS C910 is installed in the first M.2_1 SSD expansion slot, which connects directly to the PCIe Gen4 x4 channel of the processor. Performance testing is conducted using the slim heatsink included with the CRAS C910 itself.
Processor: Intel Core i7-13700K
Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z63 RGB
Motherboard: NZXT N7 Z790 (UEFI 3.01)
SSD: KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB M.2 SSD
Memory: KLEVV CRAS XR5 RGB DDR5 6200MT/s 16Gx2
Graphics Card: ZOTAC GAMING RTX 3080 Trinity OC White Edition LHR
Case: NZXT H9 Flow
Fan: NZXT F120 RGB DUO
Operating system: Windows 11 Home Edition 21H2
Power supply: 850W PSU
First, the basic information of the CRAS C910 1TB SSD is examined using CrystalDiskInfo software. The SSD utilizes a PCIe 4.0 x4 transmission mode and adheres to the NVM Express 1.4 standard. Supported features include SMART, TRIM, and VolatileWriteCache. The idle temperature is 37°C with the included heatsink.
The CrystalDiskMark software is used to test the read and write performance of the CRAS C910 1TB SSD in an empty disk state. The default mode of Q8T1 is used, with the test file capacity set to 1GiB. The sequential read and write performance of the CRAS C910 1TB are measured at 5023.90 MB/s and 4820.37 MB/s, respectively.
An additional CrystalDiskMark test is conducted to evaluate the thermal conductivity of the CRAS C910 1TB SSD’s heat sink. The SSD’s temperature is monitored using CrystalDiskInfo during the test, and it reaches 51°C at its peak.
Next, the ATTO Disk Benchmark is used to assess the continuous read and write performance and stability of files with varying sizes. The CRAS C910 1TB SSD achieves a maximum write speed of 4.55 GB/s and a maximum read speed of 4.69 GB/s.
To evaluate the performance of writing and reading professional video multimedia files, the AJA System Test is used for simulation. The test is set to a 1GB file size in 5120×2700 5K RED format. The final results show write speeds of 4578 MB/s and read speeds of 4427 MB/s.
Finally, PCMARK 10 is employed to test storage performance. The Full System Drive Benchmark evaluates hard disk performance in real usage scenarios using a series of daily applications and software. In this test, the CRAS C910 1TB SSD achieves a bandwidth of 511.42 MB/s, an average access time of 53µs, and a total test score of 3180 points.
The Data Drive Benchmark primarily tests data disks used for storing files and can also be applied to test related types of storage devices such as NAS, USB, and memory cards. In this test, the CRAS C910 1TB SSD scores a bandwidth of 620.49 MB/s, an average access time of 40µs, and a final total test score of 4033 points.
The KLEVV CRAS C910 1TB SSD delivers high-speed sequential read performance, reaching 5,000 MB/s in actual tests. Suitable for both professional content creation and gaming entertainment, the CRAS C910 1TB SSD offers a stable and top-tier user experience. After undergoing various tests, such as the AJA System Test for multimedia file read/write, it scored 4,578 MB/s for writing and 4,427 MB/s for reading. In the PCMARK 10 simulation of daily usage scenarios, it scored 3,180 and 4,033 in the Full System Drive Benchmark and Data Drive Benchmark, respectively, demonstrating outstanding results and performance across all aspects of testing.
Besides the 1TB capacity featured in this unboxing test, the CRAS C910 is also available in a 500GB variant. The SSD’s use of the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and adherence to the NVMe 1.4 standard makes it a standard specification for current mainstream platforms, allowing for great flexibility in expanding compatibility across various platforms.
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