KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD

Superior NVMe speeds, ultimate flexibility

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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

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

  • Full-security suite support

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

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Awards and Reviews

Kingston’s KC2500 is more responsive to requests than almost any other SSD available.

Read Full Review Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Mature Flash Makes for Great Performance

The Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD matches the competition in performance and price, and throws in a license for Acronis True Image to boot. A winning combination.

Read Full Review Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD review: Good performance at a nice price

Not only is it one of the best performing SSDs we've ever tested, but it is also the complete package. Premium hardware, class-leading warranty, free technical support, cloning software, and a top-notch SSD toolbox. Add to that genuine hardware-level encryption, and we have a real winner.

Read Full Review Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review

A great choice for users looking for that elusive mix; a cost-effective NVMe SSD that is also a great performer.

Read Full Review Kingston KC2500 SSD Review

    Capacity

        Specifications

        • Specifications
        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

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