Kingston KC1000 480Gb NVMe technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Should you buy Kingston KC1000 480Gb and further details read below on our page.

Kingston KC1000 480Gb NVMe technical review

Kingston's 480Gb KC1000 is powered by Phison PS5007-E7 controller. This NVMe has DRAM Kingston 2 X 512MB to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe. The KC1000 comes equipped with Toshiba MLC flash memory. NVMe SSD also available in 960 Gb and 240 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 with read speeds 2700 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 1600 Mbps. KC1000 has IOPS 190000 on writing and 290000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty for this product limited by endurance 200 TBW. The KC1000 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 480 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) 200
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


KC1000 (480Gb) produced by Kingston use PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 1600 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of competitors. The Internal SSD provide possibility to write 200 TBW, that is not very much against rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Kingston KC1000 480Gb has more disadvantages and we highly do not recommend to buy it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Review Kingston KC1000 480GB M.2 NVMe - SSD de alto desempenho com placa PCie (versus 960 EVO 500GB)


The Kingston KC1000 has Kingston 2 X 512MB. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD work faster, but also more expensive.

The Kingston KC1000 due to the low density of memory chips can work without further cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads below or above the SSD to enhance performance during times of high loads.

The Kingston KC1000 480Gb has sequential write speed 1600 Mbps, maximum read speed 2700 Mb per second. SSD run on Phison PS5007-E7 controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Toshiba MLC.
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