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Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD Released

by Adam Armstrong
Kingston KC2500 NVMe

Today Kingston Digital, Inc. announced yet another new M.2 SSD in what seems to be a new spree of drive announcements. The new drive is the Next-Gen KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD, an M.2 drive aimed at desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

Today Kingston Digital, Inc. announced yet another new M.2 SSD in what seems to be a new spree of drive announcements. The new drive is the Next-Gen KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD, an M.2 drive aimed at desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

Kingston KC2500 NVMe

The Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD comes in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB in a M.2 2280 form factor. As the name states, the drive leverages NVMe interface as well as 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND to hit max speeds of 3.5GB/s read and 2.9GB/s write. The drive is not only fast with decent endurance, it also has good security. The drive supports end-to-end data protection using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption. The SS allows for the usage of third party security software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic, and others.

Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD Specifications

Form FactorM.2 2280
InterfaceNVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
Capacities250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
ControllerSMI 2262EN
NAND96-layer 3D TLC
EncryptedAES-XTS 256 bit
Sequential Read/Write:
250GBup to 3,500/1,200MB/s
500GBup to 3,500/2,500MB/s
1TBup to 3,500/2,900MB/s
2TBup to 3,500/2,900MB/s
Random 4K Read/Write:
250GBup to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
500GBup to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
1TBup to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
2TBup to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
Total Bytes Written (TBW):
250GB150TBW
500GB300TBW
1TB600TBW
2TB1.2PBW
Power Consumption:.003W Idle / .2W Avg / 2.1W (MAX) Read / 7W (MAX) Write
Storage Temperature-40°C~85°C
Operating Temperature0°C~70°C
Dimensions80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
Weight
250GB8g
500GB10g
1TB10g
2TB11g
Vibration Operating2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
Vibration Non-operating20G Peak (20-1000Hz)
MTBF2,000,000
Warranty/SupportLimited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Availability

The Kingston KC2500 NVMe comes backed by a five-year warranty and is available now in all capacity but 2TB, which the company says is shipping soon.

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