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Kingston intros the high-performance KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD lineup

Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD (Source: Kingston)
Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD (Source: Kingston)
Available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities, the Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD can hit read and write speeds of up to 3,200 and 2,200 MB/s. In terms of security, this new storage solution comes with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and support for TCG Opal 2.0 security management.

Kingston is back with a new high-speed storage product, namely the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD. Available with sizes that range between 250 GB and 2 TB, this solution "delivers outstanding performance and endurance, and improves workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems."

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD lineup:

  • Capacity: 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
  • Flash technology: 96-layer 3D TLC NAND
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 lanes
  • Controller: SMI 2262EN
  • Hardware encryption: AES 256-bit
  • Sequential read/write: 3,000/1,100 MB/s (250 GB model) to 3,200/2,200 MB/s (2 TB model)
  • Random 4K read/write: 350/200K IOPS (250 GB model) to 250/250K IOPS (2 TB model)
  • Total bytes written: 150 TBW (250 GB model) to 1.2 PTBW (2 TB model)
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours

In addition to the above, we should also mention that the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD comes with TCG Opal 2.0 (Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic, and more) and Microsoft eDrive — a security storage specification for use with BitLocker — support for increased security.

Covered by a generous limited warranty period of five years, the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD can be already acquired from multiple retailers worldwide. The prices vary depending on retailer and location, but they should start around US$60 for the 250 GB variant.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-05-27 (Update: 2019-05-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.