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."
Are you sure, they have just announced it?
There are tests of this disk already available.
Sometimes companies will send out a sample under embargo before the product is released. Day-one reviews are pretty common, actually. Both the review you linked and the press release have the announcement date of May 20.
IMHO “review” samples from Kingston mean nothing. https://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand
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.