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Advanced PCIe 4.0 NVMe performance

KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD High-Performance Storage for Desktop and Laptop PCs

Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD delivers next-level performance using the latest Gen 4x4 NVMe controller and 3D TLC NAND. Upgrade the storage and reliability of your system to keep up with demanding workloads and experience better performance with software applications such as 3D rendering and 4K+ content creation. With formidable speeds up to 7,000MB/s1 read/write, it ensures improved workflow in high-performance desktop and laptop PCs making it ideal for power users who require the fastest speeds on the market.

The compact M.2 2280 design fits seamlessly into motherboards and gives greater flexibility where high-power users appreciate responsiveness and superior loading times.

Full capacities available from 512GB–4096GB2 to meet your data storage requirements.

  • PCIe 4.0 NVMe high-performance
  • Upgrade with full capacities up to 4096GB2
  • Compact M.2 2280 form factor
  • Low profile graphene aluminum heat spreader

Key Features

PCIe 4.0 NVMe Technology

PCIe 4.0 NVMe Technology

Master intensive applications with speeds up to 7,000/7,000MB/s1 read/write.

Store more

Store more

Upgrade and manage storage with full capacities up to 4096GB2.

Greater flexibility

Greater flexibility

Compact M.2 design fits easily into small-form-factor (SFF) systems, desktops and laptop PCs.

Low profile graphene aluminum heat spreader

Low profile graphene aluminum heat spreader

Exceptional thermal dissipation keeps your drive cool with maximum performance.

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        Awards and Reviews

        The benchmark result has proven that Kingston KC 3000 PCle 4.0 NVMe M.2 is a great product for the price. The most important factor

        Read Full Review Critic Reviewer SSD KC3000 Reviewer

        Incredible speeds with double the performance in many benchmarks vs previous generation, One of the highest endurance ratings on the market

        Read Full Review Mighty Gadget SSD KC3000  Review

        Offering consistently superior performance and available in up to 4TB, it makes a convincing case for inclusion in a high-quality build this year.

        Read Full Review Club386 SSD KC300 Review

        The SLC cache methodology used here is fascinating, as it provides the maximum advantage in writing speed over the long haul. Unless someone devises NAND that can cope with these speeds without a cache, the approach taken by Kingston is probably the best for TLC NAND at this time.

        Read Full Review Tech Advisor UK SSD KC3000 Review

        Kingston have taken their time to introduce a Gen4 SSD, but the wait has been worth it as they’ve been able.... to make the KC3000 one of the fastest Gen4 drives around.

        Read Full Review Kitguru SSD KC3000 Review

        If you are looking for a fast and reliable SSD, then the Kingston KC3000 2TB SSD has it all.

        Read Full Review Funky Kit SSD KC3000 Review

        Fantastic real-life performance, Outstanding sustained writes—best TLC SSD we ever tested.

        Read Full Review TechPowerUp (UK) SSD KC300 Review


        Form Factor M.2 2280
        Interface PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe
        Capacities2 512GB, 1024GB, 2048GB, 4096GB
        Controller Phison E18
        NAND 3D TLC
        Sequential read/write 512GB – 7,000/3,900MB/s
        1024GB – 7,000/6,000MB/s
        2048GB – 7,000/7,000MB/s
        4096GB – 7,000/7,000MB/s
        Random 4K read/write1 512GB – up to 450,000/900,000 IOPS
        1024GB – up to 900,000/1,000,000 IOPS
        2048GB – up to 1,000,000/1,000,000 IOPS
        4096GB – up to 1,000,000/1,000,000 IOPS
        Total Bytes Written (TBW)3 512GB – 400TBW
        1024GB – 800TBW
        2048GB – 1.6PBW
        4096GB – 3.2PBW
        Power consumption 512GB – 50mW idle / 0.34W avg / 2.7W (MAX) read / 4.1W (MAX) write
        1024GB – 50mW idle / 0.33W avg / 2.8W (MAX) read / 6.3W (MAX) write
        2048GB – 50mW idle / 0.36W avg / 2.8W (MAX) read / 9.9W (MAX) write
        4096GB – 50mW idle / 0.36W avg / 2.7W (MAX) read / 10.2W (MAX) write
        Storage temperature -40°C~85°C
        Operating temperature 0°C~70°C
        Dimensions 80mm x 22mm x 2.21mm (512GB-1024GB)
        80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (2048GB-4096GB)
        Weight 512GB-1024GB – 7g
        2048GB-4096GB – 9.7g
        Vibration operating 2.17G peak (7-800Hz)
        Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)
        MTBF 2,000,000 hours
        Warranty/Support4 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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