Kingston KC1000 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.
  • 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

Awards and Reviews

The Kingston KC1000 series offers impressive performance and healthy endurance specifications at very competitive price points!

Read Full Review Kingston Digital KC1000 960GB PCIe NVMe SSD 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 NVMe PCIe SSD 960GB 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 Kingston KC1000 480GB NVMe M.2 HHHL PCIe SSD Review


Form factor M.2 2280
Interface NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
Capacities{{Footnote.N37130}} 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
Controller Phison PS5007-E7
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