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Kingston Introduces Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston
Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and
technology solutions, today announced KC2000,
its next generation M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for enterprise and
power users. Kingston’s KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful
performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC
NAND. Offering superior read and write speeds up to 3,200 and 2,200MB/s1,
respectively, KC2000 delivers outstanding performance and endurance, and
improves workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance
computing (HPC) systems.

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

“KC2000 is designed for high-performance client usage especially
intensive workloads on PCs and workstations that demand speed and
reliability,” said Justin Karasek, SSD business manager, Kingston. “The
drive provides greater flexibility, is available in multiple capacities
up to 2TB2 and its M.2 form factor saves space. KC2000 is the
perfect SSD for users looking for the ultimate storage upgrade.”

KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB2
capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free
technical support. For more information visit

Part Number     Capacity
SKC2000M8/250G     250GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
SKC2000M8/500G     500GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
SKC2000M8/1000G     1000GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
SKC2000M8/2000G     2000GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD Features and

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal 2.0, AES 256-bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for desktop, workstations and high-performance computing
    (HPC) systems
  • Upgrade your PC with capacities up to 2TB2
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities2: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Controller: SMI 2262EN
  • NAND: 96-layer 3D TLC
  • Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption
  • 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
  • Power Consumption: .003W Idle / .2W Avg / 2.1W (MAX) Read / 7W
    (MAX) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Weight:

    • 250GB – 8g
    • 500GB – 10g
    • 1TB – 10g
    • 2TB – 11g
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2,000,000
  • Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty
    with free technical support

1 Based on “out-of-box performance” using a PCIe 3.0
motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.
IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.
2 Some
of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting
and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such,
the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is
listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash
memory guide at
3 Total Bytes
Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).
Limited warranty based on 5 years or “Percentage Used” which can
be found using the Kingston SSD Manager ( For
NVMe SSDs, a new unused product will show a Percentage Used value
of 0, whereas a product that reaches its warranty limit will show a Percentage
value of greater than or equal to one hundred (100).

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”)
is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a
world leader in memory products and technology solutions. Established in
2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more
information, please call 877-546-4786 or visit

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or
executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc.
17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817
(Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

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