Kingston KC1000 240Gb NVMe specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC1000 NVMe works on PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe SSD on our page.

Kingston KC1000 240Gb NVMe specifications

Kingston's 240Gb KC1000 NVMe SSD works on Phison PS5007-E7. This NVMe SSD has DRAM Kingston 2 X 512MB for mapping data, located on the SSD. The KC1000 comes equipped with Toshiba MLC flash memory. Internal SSD also available in 960 Gb and 480 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with write speeds equals to 1600 MB/s, and read speeds 2700 MB/s. This model has IOPS 290000 on reading and 190000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Kingston provide 5 years warranty for this product limited by 300 Total Bytes Written. The KC1000 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 240 Gb
Interface M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5007-E7
Memory type Toshiba MLC
DRAM Kingston 2 X 512MB
Read speed (Mb/s) 2700
Write speed (Mb/s) 1600
Read IOPS 290000
Write IOPS 190000
Endurance (TBW) 300
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


Kingston KC1000 240Gb may work on PCIe 3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 1600 Mbps, that is slower than has most of rivals. The drive can write 300 TBW, that is pretty good in comparison with nearest rivals. Overall, Kingston KC1000 240Gb has more cons and our editor strongly do not advise to have it.

+ Pros

  • Endurance

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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NVMe PCIe and M.2 SSD for Desktop Workstation – KC1000 – Kingston Technology


The Kingston KC1000 has Kingston 2 X 512MB. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but also more expensive.

The Kingston KC1000 240Gb due to the low density of memory chips can work without extra heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling below and above the SSD for improving performance during times of high loads.

The Kingston KC1000 has maximum write speed 1600 Mb/s, maximum read speed 2700 Mb per second. It operate on Phison PS5007-E7 controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba MLC.
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