KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite Review: Unleashing Top-Notch Gaming Performance with Up to 4TB NVMe SSD

KLEVV introduces a new choice for NVMe SSDs supporting DirectStorage, the “CRAS C910 Lite” solid-state drive. This SSD offers a maximum capacity of 4TB, with other popular options like 2TB and 1TB. It utilizes a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and NVMe 1.4 specification. Thanks to its intelligent SLC caching mechanism in the controller, the CRAS C910 Lite maintains mainstream sequential read/write speeds of 5000 MB/s and 4200 MB/s. The version without a heat spreader is particularly suitable for large-capacity game storage.

Key Specifications:

  • Interface: PCIe 4.0 x4
  • NVMe: 1.4
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity Options: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
  • Controller: Phison E21T, DRAM Less
  • Flash Memory: 3D NAND Flash
  • Dimensions: 80(L) x 22(W) x 2.15(H) mm
  • Weight: 7g
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
  • Endurance: 640TBW for 2TB model

Value for money choice! KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD unboxing

The new KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite differs from the original CRAS C910 primarily in that the Lite version does not come with an additional, self-adhesive heat spreader. This decision aligns with the current trend where DIY motherboards typically include basic M.2 heat spreaders. By offering a Lite version without an additional heat spreader, KLEVV aims to provide budget-conscious gamers with a more cost-effective SSD option.

KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite outer packaging, with 2TB capacity marked on the upper right corner.
The back of the color box contains information about the product’s features and basic performance.

The CRAS C910 Lite SSD by KLEVV utilizes a Phison E21T controller and 3D NAND flash memory. This combination, along with the controller’s intelligent SLC caching algorithm, enhances the SSD’s read and write performance as well as its durability. The SSD also features various functions such as temperature control adjustments, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, End-to-end data protection, LDPC ECC, and AES 256-bit encryption for security.

Available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB, the CRAS C910 Lite is designed with a single-sided layout, making it a versatile fit not only for DIY motherboards but also for small systems and laptops. In terms of performance, the 2TB version of the CRAS C910 Lite offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 5000 MB/s and 4200 MB/s, respectively, and boasts a write endurance of 640TBW.

CRAS C910 Lite SSD, there is only the product label sticker on the front. It is recommended to use it with the M.2 heat sink of the motherboard.
Single-sided SSD with no parts on the back.

KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD Performance Test

In a test setup, the KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was installed on the primary M.2 slot of an ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard. This system was powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor and equipped with 16GB*2 DDR5-5600 memory. The SSD utilized the PCIe 4.0 x4 lanes provided by the CPU and was tested using the motherboard’s M.2 heat spreader.


The testing platform for evaluating the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD included the following components:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
  • Memory: DDR5-5600 16GB*2
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
  • Power Supply: Seasonic PRIME PX-1000
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Pro 22H2

Upon examination with CrystalDiskInfo, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was found to use a PCIe 4.0 x4 and NVMe 1.4 interface. It supports features like S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and VolatileWriteCache. The actual usable formatted capacity of the SSD is 1.86TB.

Available capacity after formatting.

In a CrystalDiskMark test with default +Mix and NVMe random mode settings, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD achieved sequential read speeds of 5073.39 MB/s and write speeds of 4446.23 MB/s. In the random RND4K Q32T16 test, it reached read speeds of 2881.20 MB/s and write speeds of 3809.07 MB/s, demonstrating its robust performance capabilities.

Further real-world performance testing showed that under sequential SEQ1M Q1T1 conditions, the SSD achieved read speeds of 3197.48 MB/s and write speeds of 4440.98 MB/s. The random RND4K IOPS results were 15092.77 for read and 73334.72 for write. These results indicate that the current mainstream PCIe 4.0 SSDs, like the CRAS C910 Lite, are well-equipped to meet the needs of most gamers.

CrystalDiskMark default mode.
CrystalDiskMark real-world performance test.

In the ATTO Disk Benchmark test, which assesses device performance across various I/O sizes, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was tested using a Direct I/O queue depth of 8. In these tests, the SSD achieved maximum read and write speeds of 6.91 GB/s and 4.3 GB/s, respectively. This demonstrates the SSD’s excellent read and write performance under different I/O size operations, highlighting its ability to handle a wide range of data transfer tasks efficiently.

ATTO Disk Benchmark.

Using the user-friendly ezIOmeter testing tool, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was evaluated under a 1 Thread 128KB QD32 test. In this setting, the SSD displayed impressive sequential read and write average (Mean) speeds of 4546.11 Mbps and 4242.42 Mbps, respectively. In the 4K random read and write test with a QD32, the SSD achieved performance levels of 641,710 and 773,445 IOps, respectively. These results demonstrate the SSD’s strong performance in both sequential and random operations, emphasizing its high-speed capabilities and efficiency in handling diverse data workloads.


In the PCMark 10 storage test, which includes the Full System Drive Benchmark, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was subjected to a series of 23 everyday storage tasks. These tasks simulate real-world activities such as booting up, launching Adobe programs, operating Office software, and file copying. The results of this benchmark are presented not only as an overall score but also provide detailed data on average bandwidth and access time.

The CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD achieved a score of 2476 points in this benchmark. It reached an average bandwidth of 403.57 MB/s, with an impressively low average access time of just 69 microseconds (µs). These results underscore the SSD’s efficiency in handling a variety of common, daily storage tasks, highlighting its responsiveness and speed in real-world scenarios.

PCMark 10.

The 3DMark storage test, designed to evaluate storage devices based on gaming-related operations such as game launching, recording, installing, saving, and moving games, offers detailed insights into the performance of storage devices by providing bandwidth and access time for each activity.

In this test, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD achieved a score of 2259 points. It demonstrated an average bandwidth of 389.59 MB/s and maintained an average access time of 80 microseconds (µs). These results reflect the SSD’s capability to efficiently handle gaming-related storage tasks, showcasing its suitability for gaming environments where quick access and data transfer speeds are crucial.


Using the Windows Game Bar software for verification, it was confirmed that the CRAS C910 Lite SSD supports specifications such as NVMe and PCIe 4.0. This makes it fully compatible with the requirements of games utilizing DirectStorage technology. The confirmation of these specifications through Windows Game Bar ensures that the CRAS C910 Lite SSD is well-suited for gaming applications that leverage the latest storage technologies, offering gamers the necessary performance and compatibility for a seamless gaming experience.

D drive supports DirectStorage.

In a practical test using Steam for downloading games, the CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD was used as the storage space for Steam games. It was found capable of installing a total of 31 AAA title games. For instance, games like “Cyberpunk 2077,” which requires 76.78GB, and “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” with an even larger size of 129.88GB, could be accommodated without any issues. This demonstrates the SSD’s ample storage capacity, making it highly suitable for gamers who have extensive game libraries with large file sizes.

2TB capacity can install about 31 AAA masterpieces.


The new KLEVV CRAS C910 Lite 2TB SSD maintains a controller SLC cache design and a single-sided component layout and does not include an additional M.2 heat spreader. This design offers PC DIY enthusiasts a more cost-effective and high-value option in the mainstream PCIe 4.0 SSD market. The CRAS C910 Lite comes in a range of capacities, including 4TB, 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB, catering to various installation needs for different users.

As a mainstream PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, the CRAS C910 Lite offers impressive sequential read and write performance, with speeds up to 5073.39 MB/s and 4446.23 MB/s, respectively. It also boasts above-average access times. Whether used as a system drive for general computing and internet browsing or as a gaming installation drive, it performs admirably. The 2TB model, for instance, can hold up to 31 AAA games without running out of space, while the 4TB version can store at least 60 games. This makes it an ideal choice for gamers who have extensive game collections but face storage limitations.

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