Kingston KC3000 1Tb NVMe SSD tech review

Posted on December 23, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's KC3000 use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 expansion standard. More details about this NVMe on our page.

Kingston KC3000 1Tb NVMe SSD tech review

Kingston's 1Tb KC3000 works on Phison PS5018-E18. The NVMe storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR4 to run a games without delays. The KC3000 comes equipped with Micron TLC memory. SSD also available in 2 Tb and 4 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 7000 MB/s, and sequential write speeds 7000 Mbps. KC3000 has input/output performance 1000000 on reading and 1000000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years of warranty limited by 3200 Total Bytes Written.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5018-E18
Memory type Micron TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 7000
Write speed (Mb/s) 7000
Read IOPS 1000000
Write IOPS 1000000
Endurance (TBW) 3200
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5


Kingston KC3000 1Tb support PCIe 4.0 that is significantly faster than PCIe 3. The maximum write speed is 7000 Mbps, that is faster than has most of rivals. The NVMe can write 3200 TBW, that is awesome against competitors. Weighing all these factors, our site recommend to have Kingston KC3000 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • None

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Video Review

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The Kingston KC3000 has DDR4. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive faster, but more expensive.

The KC3000 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips may operate without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling above or below the storage for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The Kingston KC3000 1Tb has write speed 7000 Mb/s, maximum read speed 7000 Mb/s. Storage operate on Phison PS5018-E18 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is Micron TLC.
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