Kingston KC2000 1Tb NVMe SSD specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC2000 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe SSD on our page.

Kingston KC2000 1Tb NVMe SSD specs

Kingston's 1Tb KC2000 NVMe SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN. The NVMe storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR3L to open a files without delays. The KC2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC memory. This drive is offered also in 3 capacities, including 250 Gb, 2 Tb and 500 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 3200 Mbps, and maximum write speeds 2200 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 350000 on reading and 275000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years of warranty limited by 675 TBW. The KC2000 has 2 million hours MTBF.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
DRAM DDR3L
Read speed (Mb/s) 3200
Write speed (Mb/s) 2200
Read IOPS 350000
Write IOPS 275000
Endurance (TBW) 675
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Kingston KC2000 1Tb use PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 2200 Mb/s, that is common for this interface. The NVMe SSD provide possibility to write 675 TBW, that is not much against nearest rivals. After evaluating all the facts, Kingston KC2000 1Tb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Kingston KC2000 M.2 SSD Review - TechteamGB

FAQ

The Kingston KC2000 has DDR3L. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but more expensive.

The Kingston KC2000 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips may last without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has thermal pads above and below the SSD to improve performance during heavy loads.

The Kingston KC2000 1Tb has sequential write speed 2200 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3200 Mb/s. NVMe works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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