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KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD for Desktop, Workstation, and High-Performance PCs

Kingston’s KC2500 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 3,500/2,900MB/s1, KC2500 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–2TB2 to meet your system’s needs. KC2500 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using XTS-AES 256 bit 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. KC2500 also has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal 2.0, XTS-AES 256 bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for desktop, workstations, and high-performance computing (HPC) systems
  • Upgrade your PC with capacities up to 2TB2

Key Features

Incredible NVMe PCIe performance

Incredible NVMe PCIe performance

Using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller to reach speeds up to 3,500/2,900MB/s1

Full-security suite support

Full-security suite support

Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive

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Awards and Reviews

In short, if you're after a wallet-friendly 250GB or 500GB NVMe SSD, the Kingston KC2500 should now be at the top of your list, no doubt about it.... but if you're after the best of the best at 1TB or above, then the KC2500 is hands down the SSD to beat right now.

Read Full Review Rock Paper Shotgun SSD KC2500 Review

The Kingston KC2500 offers an overall blockbuster performance.

Read Full Review Gadget Voize SSD KC2500 Review

Excellent performance and attractive pricing makes the KC2500 the obvious choice if you’re on the hunt for a new M.2 SSD!

Read Full Review Vortez SSD KC2500 Review

It's a match for the latest slew of PCIe 4.0 drives in everyday tasks, too.

Read Full Review Hexus SSD KC2500 Review

Kingston’s KC2000 was a cracking drive, mixing good performance with some strong security features. With the KC2500 seemingly using the same NAND / controller combination but with some tweaking, Kingston now has a drive with the same security features but even stronger performance.

Read Full Review Kitguru SSD KC2500 Review

Excellent read and write speeds with a 5 year warranty and an affordable price.

Read Full Review Tech Advisor SSD KC2500 Review

Everything about this product is excellent!

Read Full Review Funky Kit SSD KC2500 Review

Incredible performance at a reasonable price.

Read Full Review Might Gadget SSD KC2500 Review


        Form Factor M.2 2280
        Interface NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
        Capacities 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
        Controller SMI 2262EN
        NAND 96-layer 3D TLC
        Encrypted XTS-AES 256 bit
        Sequential Read/Write1 250GB – up to 3,500/1,200MB/s
        500GB – up to 3,500/2,500MB/s
        1TB – up to 3,500/2,900MB/s
        2TB – up to 3,500/2,900MB/s
        Random 4K Read/Write1 250GB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
        500GB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
        1TB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
        2TB – up to 375,000/300,000 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