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  • Capacities1 : 120GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 500MB/s

    Write2 : up to 450MB/s

    Features : Affordable Performance

    Capacities1 : 120GB–1.92TB

    Read2 : up to 520MB/s

    Write2 : up to 500MB/s

    Features : Hardware Encryption and TCG Opal 2.0

    Capacities1 : 240GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 1,500MB/s

    Write2 : up to 1,000MB/s

    Features : Entry-level PCIe NVMe™

    Capacities1 : 240GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 2700MB/s

    Write2 : up to 1600MB/s

    Features : Native NVMe

  • 120GB–960GB
    120GB–1.92TB
    240GB–960GB
    240GB–960GB
  • up to 500MB/s
    up to 520MB/s
    up to 1,500MB/s
    up to 2700MB/s
  • up to 450MB/s
    up to 500MB/s
    up to 1,000MB/s
    up to 1600MB/s
  • Affordable Performance
    Hardware Encryption and TCG Opal 2.0
    Entry-level PCIe NVMe™
    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

Awards and Reviews
Kingston Digital KC1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review “The Kingston KC1000 series offers impressive performance and healthy endurance specifications at very competitive price points!” Read Full Review
Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD 960GB Review “Kitguru says: Kingston’s KC1000 NVMe SSD is the fastest Kingston drive we have tested to date. It combines fast performance and a large capacity with very strong all round endurance.” Read Full Review
Kingston KC1000 480GB NVMe M.2 HHHL PCIe SSD Review “The KC1000 is a great comeback from Kingston and it’s one which reminds us what SSDs are all about: Speed.” Read Full Review
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Solid-state drives are the next evolution of PC storage and run faster, quieter and cooler than the aging technology inside hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs are also more durable and more reliable than hard drives.

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Revive older systems

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Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

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