Kingston KC2500 2Tb SSD review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC2500 internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus. Read below about this SSD on our page.

Kingston KC2500 2Tb SSD review

Kingston's 2Tb KC2500 use Silicon Motion SM2262EN. This SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR3L for mapping data, located on the NVMe. The KC2500 comes equipped with 3D TLC flash memory. Internal SSD besides, available in three capacities: 500 Gb, 250 Gb and 1 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with read speeds 3500 MB/s, and sequential write speeds 2900 Mbps. KC2500 has IOPS 300000 on writing and 375000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty period that limited by 47 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 2 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) 47
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


KC2500 (2Tb) produced by Kingston use PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The sequential write speed is 2900 Mbps, that is okay for this computer expansion bus standard. The drive provide possibility to write 47 TBW, that is not much against competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Kingston KC2500 2Tb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

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

The KC2500 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of extra heat sink. This will decrease temperature of the controller and memory. Some laptops or motherboards already has thermal pads above and below the SSD for improving performance during times of high loads.

The KC2500 2Tb has sequential write speed 2900 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3500 Mbps. NVMe works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is 3D TLC.
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