Kingston KC2500 250Gb NVMe detailed specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC2500 NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard. Read below about this SSD here.

Kingston KC2500 250Gb NVMe detailed specs

Kingston's 250Gb KC2500 works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN. The SSD write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR3L to open a files without delays. The KC2500 comes equipped with 3D TLC memory. This drive besides, available in three capacities, including 1 Tb, 2 Tb and 500 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with write speeds 2900 Mbps, and read speeds 3500 Mbps. This model has input/output performance 375000 on reading and 300000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty that limited by 150 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 250 Gb
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) 150
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


KC2500 (250Gb) produced by Kingston use previous bus standard that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The write speed is 2900 Mb/s, that is pretty good for this expansion standard. The Internal SSD has endurance 150 TBW, that is poor compared to rivals. On balance, Kingston KC2500 250Gb has more cons and our site strongly do not recommend to buy it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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The Kingston KC2500 has DDR3L. DRAM makes SSD faster, but more expensive.

The KC2500 250Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to function without extra cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads below and above the drive for improving performance during times of high loads.

The KC2500 250Gb has write speed 2900 Mb/s, maximum read speed 3500 Mb/s. It run 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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