Kingston Announces KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Source: Kingston Kingston Announces KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

A High-Performance NVMe SSD for Desktops and Workstations

Kingston’s KC2000 is the company’s next-gen NVMe PCIe SSD, available in capacities of up to 2TB and offering a mix of high performance and security features. This PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD is uses 96-layer 3D TLC NAND and is powered by Silicon Motion’s 8-channel 2262EN controller (PDF). The KC2000 supports end-to-end data path protection via AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, and offers sequential speeds of up to 3200 MB/s reads and 2200 MB/s writes (1TB and 2TB capacity).

In addition to the hardware-based encryption Kingston says the KC2000 “allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic and others”, and offers built-in support for Microsoft eDrive. As to pricing, the drive is listed on Kingston’s product page starting at $62.40 for the 250GB version and ranging up to $410.80 for the 2TB capacity.

"Kingston’s KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. With read/write speeds up to 3,200/2,200MB/s, KC2000 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstations, and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The compact M.2 design gives greater flexibility, increasing storage but also saving space. Available in capacities from 250GB–2TB to meet your system’s needs."

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  1. Alexw585

    I have had good experience with Kingston SSDs barring the A400 SATA series. Had one of those crap out on one of my clients after 2-3 weeks with ~190MB/s Read and ~45MB/s Writes.


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