The Kimtigo KTP-650 is an M.2 NVME SSD running on PCIe Gen 3 by 4 lanes. The KTP-650 comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB options and the one that we have here is the 512GB variant so we’ll compare it with other 512GB SSDs that we have here in the lab, after all comparing a 512GB SSD against a 1TB or a higher speed PCI-E Gen4 is like comparing a Toyota VIOS against a Nissan GTR, sure they’re both SEDANs but one is a typical sedan which is commonly used as a taxi and the other one is a sports car that only a few can afford.
Kimtigo KTP-650 Specs
Platform: Desktop/ Laptop
Capacity: 256GB, 512GB (Optional)
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 X4
Read speed: Up to 1700MB/s
Write speed: Up to 1400MB/s
Stability: Support TRIM/S.M.A.R.T
Operaing temperature: 1-70℃
Package size: 145* 88* 17mm/ 5.71* 3.46* 0.67in
Package weight: 38g/ 1.34oz
The Kimtigo KTP-650 is wrapped in your typical SSD packaging with the features highlighted in the front albeit not necessarily important for an SSD. Packaging contents are fairly standard with a manual, the KTP-650 SSD itself, and a set of M.2 screws.
At first glance, you can tell that the Kimtigo KTP-650 is your average SSD with a plain blue PCB, a sticker that covers the memory chip without any heatsink for cooling – not that this SSD needs it which we’ll talk about later. The 512GB model that we have here has the same rated speeds as its 1TB variant at 1,700MBPS Read and 1,450MB/s write. The KTP-650 uses 3D TLC NAND which sets its life span at a 200TB total write.
The Kimtigo KTP-650 SSD is subject to a series of benchmarks from different apps to evaluate its performance under specific workloads. Our benchmark suite measures throughput, latency, and IOPS to gauge the SSD’s performance accurately.
Developed by Noriyuki Miyazaki, CrytalDiskMark is a free benchmark tool that is being used by thousands of experts. This tool measures SSD’s sequential read and writes speeds. That means how fast files can be read from and written to the drive, usually measured in MB/s.
IOPS or Input/Output Operations Per Second measure of how many inputs or outputs an SSD can perform in a short period. IOPS is a useful parameter to measure how fast it can process small amounts of workload that are similar to real-world usage, such as loading a webpage and launching apps.
Access time or latency is just as crucial as sequential, random, and IOPS for an SSD. It wraps up all the values from the previous performance and shows the SSD’s responsiveness, whether it be small or heavy workloads.
AS SSD’s Copy benchmark simulates copying various file types namely, ISOs, Games, and applications. Different file types result in different transfer speeds.
Kimtigo KTP-650 SSD Temperatures
Given our benchmark numbers, I’d say that the Kimtigo KTP-650 is your average NVMe SSD. It’s not one of the fastest but it’s definitely not one of the slowest. What’s important in our numbers is that the Kimtigo SSD managed to deliver a constant read and write speed true to its specifications regardless of how heavy the workload is. At Php 2,650 backed with a three-year warranty, there’s really not much to complain about the Kimtigo KTP-650 apart from the slow write duration especially when accessing larger files. That said, you really wouldn’t get the SSD as a scratch disk given its rated speed and lifespan. So for whom is this SSD? Well, it’s for those who want to taste and try what it’s like having an SSD without paying much premium over a regularly priced hard drive. However, it’s worth noting that sales happen here and there and you might be better off waiting for higher speed models to get slashed off. But if you’re in the market for something that you can afford today, then the Kimtigo KTP-650 will surely fit your needs.
Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.