Kingston Announces New KC2000 NVMe SSD

Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD
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To replace the original KC1000 SSD from 2 years ago, Kingston releases their next-generation flagship KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD. The drive was first introduced in CES 2019 in January.

UPDATE: Check out our review for the KC2000 SSD.

The KC2000 SSD is utilizing a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface to transfer data, combined with the updated Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and Toshiba’s 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. You can choose between four capacities, from 250 GB up to 2 TB, only available in M.2 2280 form factor. Depending on the storage size, the KC2000 SSD can reach sequential read speeds at 3000 MB/s to 3200 MB/s and write speeds at 1100 MB/s to 2200 MB/s.

The KC2000 SSD is given a 5-year warranty, with MTBF at 2,000,000 hours. The drives have rated endurance of 150 TBW up to 1.2 PBW, which increases 150 TBW every 250 GB of capacity. Identical to the UV500 SATA SSD, the KC2000 is also equipped with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and support TCG Opal 2.0 or Microsoft eDrive.

The 250 GB model is priced at $62.40 USD, 500 GB at $114.40 USD, 1TB at $201.50 USD and 2 TB at $410.80 USD (MSRP). The new drives are expected to be avialiable for purchase very soon from various retailers.

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