Kingston KC2000 2Tb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in KC2000 (2Tb) produced by Kingston and another characteristics read below on our page.

Kingston KC2000 2Tb SSD detailed review

Kingston KC2000 2Tb works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. This storage has DRAM DDR3L to keep a map of where data is located on the drive. The KC2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC memory. This drive also available in three capacities, including 500 Gb, 250 Gb and 1 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

Kingston KC2000 use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with write speeds 2200 Mbps, and read speeds 3200 Mbps. KC2000 has IOPS 350000 on reading and 275000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Kingston give 5-year warranty limited by 938 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3200
Write speed (Mb/s) 2200
Read IOPS 350000
Write IOPS 275000
Endurance (TBW) 938
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


KC2000 (2Tb) produced by Kingston support PCIe 3.0 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2200 Mbps, that is common for this interface. The SSD has endurance 938 TBW, that is not very much against closest rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Kingston KC2000 2Tb is a well-rounded NVMe 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


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

The Kingston KC2000 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips require the installation of extra heat sink. This would lower temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some motherboards from the factory has additional cooling below and above the SSD to improve performance during times of heavy loads.

The Kingston KC2000 2Tb has write speed 2200 Mb per second, read speed 3200 Mb per second. NVMe operate on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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