Kingston KC2500 1Tb NVMe detailed specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in KC2500 (1Tb) produced by Kingston and further specifications read below in our article.

Kingston KC2500 1Tb NVMe detailed specifications

Kingston's 1Tb KC2500 internal SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN. This drive has Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR3L for mapping data, located on the internal SSD. The KC2500 comes equipped with 3D TLC flash memory. This drive is offered also in 3 capacities: 2 Tb, 250 Gb and 500 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with sequential write speeds equals to 2900 MB/s, and read speeds 3500 MB/s. This model has input/output performance 300000 on writing and 375000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty that limited by endurance 81 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2900
Read IOPS 375000
Write IOPS 300000
Endurance (TBW) 81
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


Kingston KC2500 1Tb support PCIe 3.0 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2900 Mb/s, that is pretty good for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe can write 81 TBW, that is not much against competitors. On balance, Kingston KC2500 1Tb is a well-rounded NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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The Kingston KC2500 has DDR3L. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but also more expensive.

The Kingston KC2500 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips able to last with no extra cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with additional cooling below or above the SSD for better productivity during times of high loads.

The KC2500 1Tb has write speed 2900 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3500 Mbps. SSD run on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is 3D TLC.
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