Kingston Introduces the Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

/ 5 years ago
Kingston Introduces the Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Next-Gen NVMe For Enterprise and Power Users

Kingston is rolling out their new KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD, featuring 96-layer 3D TLC NAND and an SMI 2262EN controller. It uses an M.2 2280 form factor and is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.

The Kingston KC2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES Hardware-based encryption. This allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions. The KC2000 also has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

How Well Does This Next-Gen Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD Perform?

Kingston Introduces the Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

The 1TB and 2TB version are obviously the fastest drives, topping out at 3200MB/s read and 2200MB/s write. However, the 500GB and 250GB is not that far off at 3000MB/s read. It is only the write speeds that differ greatly, with the 250GB version only managing up to 1100MB/s. Although the 500GB still reaches up to 2000MB/s.

  • Sequential Read/Write1:                    
    • 250GB – up to 3,000/1,100MB/s
    • 500GB – up to 3,000/2,000MB/s
    • 1TB – up to 3,200/2,200MB/s
    • 2TB – up to 3,200/2,200MB/s
  • Random 4K Read/Write1:                                    
    • 250GB – up to 350,000/200,000 IOPS
    • 500GB – up to 350,000/250,000 IOPS
    • 1TB – up to 350,000/275,000 IOPS
    • 2TB – up to 250,000/250,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)3
    • 250GB – 150TBW
    • 500GB – 300TBW              
    • 1TB – 600TBW
    • 2TB – 1.2PBW

Each drive has an MTBF of 2,000,000 hours and has a 5-year warranty.

For more information, visit the official Kingston Technology website.

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