Kingston KC2000 500Gb NVMe detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC2000 SSD use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4. Read below about this NVMe SSD on this site.

Kingston KC2000 500Gb NVMe detailed review

Kingston KC2000 500Gb use Silicon Motion SM2262EN. This NVMe SSD has DRAM DDR3L for mapping data, located on the storage. The KC2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC flash memory. This drive is offered also in three capacities, including 250 Gb, 2 Tb and 1 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with maximum read speeds 3200 MB/s, and write speeds equals to 2200 MB/s. KC2000 has input/output performance 275000 on writing and 350000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Kingston provide 5 years of warranty limited by 413 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
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) 413
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


KC2000 (500Gb) produced by Kingston use PCIe 3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 2200 Mbps, that is pretty good for this interface. The NVMe SSD has endurance 413 TBW, that is good compared to competitors. On balance, Kingston KC2000 500Gb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Kingston KC2000 M.2 SSD Review - TechteamGB


The Kingston KC2000 has DDR3L. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes storage work faster, but more expensive.

The Kingston KC2000 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips can operate with no additional heat sinks. Some motherboards already has additional cooling above or below the SSD to enhance productivity during times of heavy loads.

The Kingston KC2000 500Gb has sequential write speed 2200 Mb/s, read speed 3200 Mb per second. SSD run on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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