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Kingston Introduces Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston Introduces Next-Gen KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

  • Superior NVMe PCIe Performance
  • Supports Full-Security Suite; Including TCG Opal

Fountain Valley, CA – May 20th, 2019 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced KC2000, its next generation M.2 NVMe™ PCIe SSD for enterprise and power users. Kingston’s KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. Offering superior read and write speeds up to 3,200 and 2,200MB/s1, respectively, KC2000 delivers outstanding performance and endurance, and improves workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

KC2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES 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. KC2000 also has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

“KC2000 is designed for high-performance client usage especially intensive workloads on PCs and workstations that demand speed and reliability,” said Justin Karasek, SSD business manager, Kingston. “The drive provides greater flexibility, is available in multiple capacities up to 2TB2 and its M.2 form factor saves space. KC2000 is the perfect SSD for users looking for the ultimate storage upgrade.”

KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB2 capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support. For more information visit kingston.com.

KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Part Number

Capacity

SKC2000M8/250G

250GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

SKC2000M8/500G

500GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

SKC2000M8/1000G

1000GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

SKC2000M8/2000G

2000GB KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD


Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD Features and Specifications:

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal 2.0, AES 256-bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for desktop, workstations and high-performance computing (HPC) systems
  • Upgrade your PC with capacities up to 2TB2
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities2: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Controller: SMI 2262EN
  • NAND: 96-layer 3D TLC
  • Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write1:
    250GB – up to 3,000/1,100MB/s
    500GB – up to 3,000/2,000MB/s
    1TB – up to 3,200/2,200MB/s
    2TB – up to 3,200/2,200MB/s
  • Random 4K Read/Write1:
    250GB – up to 350,000/200,000 IOPS
    500GB – up to 350,000/250,000 IOPS
    1TB – up to 350,000/275,000 IOPS
    2TB – up to 250,000/250,000 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

1 Based on “out-of-box performance” using a PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.

2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash memory guide at kingston.com/flashguide.

3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).

4 Limited warranty based on 5 years or “Percentage Used” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (Kingston.com/SSDManager). For NVMe SSDs, a new unused product will show a Percentage Used value of 0, whereas a product that reaches its warranty limit will show a Percentage Used value of greater than or equal to one hundred (100).

Kingston can be found on:

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com

Editor's Note:

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/company/press/

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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