• Capacities1 : 256GB–1TB

    Read2 : up to 550MB/s

    Write2 : up to 540MB/s

    Features : Full Capacity

    Capacities1 : 240GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 2700MB/s

    Write2 : up to 1600MB/s

    Features : Native NVMe

  • 256GB–1TB
    240GB–960GB
  • up to 550MB/s
    up to 2700MB/s
  • up to 540MB/s
    up to 1600MB/s
  • Full Capacity
    Native NVMe

KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston’s KC1000 solid-state drive is a high-performance PCIe NVMe™ drive that is available in either a standard M.2 2280 form factor or as a half-height, half-length add-in card. KC1000 uses native OS NVMe drivers, is available in a range of capacities from 240GB to 960GB{{Footnote.N37130}} and is backed by a limited five-year warranty{{Footnote.N48982}} and legendary Kingston support.

Features

  • High-performance, next-generation PCIe NVMe SSD
  • NVMe — Designed for SSDs, not legacy storage products
  • Form factor choices to fit a wide range of systems

Form factor: M.2 2280

Interface:
NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes

Capacities{{Footnote.N37130}}: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB

Controller: Phison PS5007-E7

NAND: MLC

Sequential Read/Write{{Footnote.N49046}}:
240GB — up to 2700/900MB/s
480GB, 960GB — up to 2700/1600MB/s

Maximum 4k Read/Write{{Footnote.N49046}}:
240GB — up to 225,000/190,000 IOPS
480GB, 960GB — up to 290,000/190,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write:
240GB, 480GB — up to 190,000/160,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 190,000/165,000 IOPS

PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score: 150,000

Total Bytes Written (TBW){{Footnote.N37133}}:
240GB — 300TB and .70 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}}
480GB — 550TB and .64 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}}
960GB — 1PB and .58 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}}

Power Consumption:
.11W Idle / .99W Avg / 4.95W (MAX) Read / 7.40W (MAX) Write

Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C

Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C

Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
180.98mm x 120.96mm x 21.59mm (with HHHL AIC – standard bracket)
181.29mm x 80.14mm x 23.40mm (with HHHL AIC – low-profile bracket)

Weight:
10g (M.2)
76g (with HHHL AIC – standard bracket)
69g (with HHHL AIC – low-profile bracket)

Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)

Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)

MTBF: 2,000,000

Warranty/support:
Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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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 organisation to delay a PC refresh and potentially save thousands of pounds.

Multimedia

Multimedia

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 that 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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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 goal of increased and efficient performance and interoperability on a broad range of enterprise and client systems.
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Understanding What’s New in SSD Technology
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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Whitepapers

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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