• Capacities1 : 120GB–480GB

    Read2 : up to 450MB/s

    Write2 : up to 450MB/s

    Features : Custom LSI controller

    Capacities1 : 480GB

    Read2 : up to 530MB/s

    Write2 : up to 340MB/s

    Features : 1.8" Form Factor

    Capacities1 : 256GB–1TB

    Read2 : up to 550MB/s

    Write2 : up to 540MB/s

    Features : Full Capacity

  • 120GB–480GB
  • up to 450MB/s
    up to 530MB/s
    up to 550MB/s
  • up to 450MB/s
    up to 340MB/s
    up to 540MB/s
  • Custom LSI controller
    1.8" Form Factor
    Full Capacity

SSDNow KC380 Drive

Kingston’s KC380 SSDNow solid-state drive features a small case form factor that fits in notebooks, sub-notebooks, tablet PCs and netbooks with a smaller physical device storage footprint. Lighter than a traditional hard drive, solid-state drives let users take advantage of the durability, reliability and performance improvements of Flash memory in systems currently using 1.8" hard drives making SSDs the ultimate hard drive replacement.

The KC380 SATA 3.0 SSD consumes less power and generates less heat than a traditional HDD — at a fraction of the cost of a new system. KC380 also offers advanced data integrity protection and an award-winning SandForce® second-generation SSD processor with DuraClass™ technology. DuraClass features include DuraWrite™ and advanced wear-leveling to extend the life of the drive and garbage collection and over-provisioning for consistent performance and a longer life for your SSD and your data.

The KC380 SSD is backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.


  • Fast — dramatic performance increase for any system upgrade
  • Endurance — Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass technology
  • Durable — DuraWrite optimizes writes to extend endurance
  • Multiple capacities the right capacity to meet your storage needs
  • Supports SMART — monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM — maintains maximum performance on compatible operating systems
  • Guaranteed — three-year warranty, free technical support

Form factor: 1.8" micro SATA

SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s),
SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)

Capacities{{Footnote.N37130}}: 480GB

Sequential Read/Write{{Footnote.N37131}}:
480GB – 530 MB/s / 340MB/s

Maximum 4k Read/Write{{Footnote.N37131}}:
480GB – up to 72,000/ up to 18,000 IOPS

Random 4k read/write{{Footnote.N37131}}:
480GB – up to 21,000/13,000 IOPS

Power Consumption:
0.4 W (MAX) idle / 1.2 W (TYP) read / 1.8 W (TYP) write

Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C

Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C

78.5mm x 54mm x 5mm

Weight: 27.43g

Vibration operating: 2.17G peak (7–800Hz)

Vibration non-operating: 20G peak (10–2000Hz)

MTTF: 1 million hours

three-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW){{Footnote.N37133}}:
480GB: 1562TB 3 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}}

Awards and Reviews
Five Stars! “Great price and fit perfect for upgrade.” Read Full Review
It Was Easy to Install “It was easy to install. ” Read Full Review
Perfect Product Upgrade & Terrific Technical Support “Kingston technical team went above and beyond by guiding me to a "free" clone technology which worked flawlessly to transition info / OS from old drive to the newly installed one. ” Read Full Review
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SSDs in a Business Environment

Notebook and desktop PC memory

Notebook and desktop PC use

Kingston solid-state drives will make your system boot quicker, load applications faster and shut down faster. They are ideal for notebook and desktop use to increase the performance of common office and multimedia applications. Learn more

Extending the life of older systems

Extending the life of older desktop and notebook computers

Kingston SSDs will not only increase performance and make data more secure but they can also be used to extend the life of older systems and enable an organization to delay a PC refresh and potentially save thousands of dollars.



If you work with large images or video files, you know that these files and the applications that use them are very dependent on your drive’s storage performance. Whether you are applying layers and effects to an image or editing HD video content, an SSD can deliver more data faster than a traditional hard drive.

Technical Briefs and Videos
Solid-State Drive Testing 101

Testing is a cornerstone of our commitment to deliver the most reliable products on the market.

We perform rigorous tests on all of our products during each stage of production. These tests ensure quality control throughout the entire manufacturing process.

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Understanding Over-provisioning (OP)

After an SSD is assembled, the SSD manufacturer can reserve an additional percentage of the total drive capacity for Over-Provisioning (OP) during firmware programming.
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Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) calculations use the TBW specification of a drive to calculate the number of times the user capacity of a drive can be written per day over the warranty period (or a different number of years).
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Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology can help you analyze your data
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How to measure Write Amplification Factor in SSDs
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Effects of Garbage Collection and TRIM on SSD performance

See how these features impact solid-state drive performance
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Benefits of Over-Provisioning (OP)

Over-provisioning can improve SSD endurance, performance and more.
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End-to-End Data Protection

End-to-End Data Protection protects customer’s data as soon as it is transferred by the host system to the SSD, and then from the SSD to the host computer. All Kingston SSDs incorporate this protection.
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Enterprise vs client SSDs

Learn the difference between an enterprise SSD and a client SSD
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Understanding What’s New in SSD Technology

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that defines a command set and feature set for PCIe-based SSDs with the goals of increased and efficient performance and interoperability on a broad range of enterprise and client systems. 
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Maintaining Performance and Endurance via Over-provisioning (OP)

To avoid a scenario where the SSD is filled to full capacity with invalid pages, over-provisioning is used by the SSD controller’s garbage collection function as a temporary workspace to manage scheduled valid page merges and reclaim blocks filled with invalid (or deleted) pages.
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Read reports on SSD-related topics.

“The practical use and operational value of Kingston Client SSDs”
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“Upgrading your old system with SSD vs. performance of new system with hard drive”
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