14 Mar, 2020   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews . Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

Kingston has released the next generation of its M.2 NVMe SDD in India with the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD. The drive comes loaded with 96-layer, 3D TLC NAND and the SMI 2262EN controller to deliver performance needed by power users, along with a 5-years of product warranty .

Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is available in several capacities including 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB and offering variety of security features including self-encryption and 256-bit AES hardware encryption. We are reviewing the 500GB version of Kingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD.

So now let’s see what KINGSTON KC2000 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD have for us.

Kingston’s KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. With read/write speeds of up to 3,200/2,200MB/s, KC2000 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstation and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The compact M.2 design gives greater flexibility, increasing storage but also saving space. Available in capacities from 250GB–2TB to meet your system’s needs.

Features

Incredible NVMe PCIe performance — Using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller, reach speeds of up to 3,200/2,200MB/s

Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal 2.0, XTS-AES 256-bit, eDrive) — Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive

Optimal systems — Ideal for desktop, workstations, and high-performance computing (HPC) systems

Multiple capacities — Upgrade your PC with capacities up to 2TB

Specifications

Package

KINGSTON KC2000 SSD comes in a nice transparent plastic packing with logos and product graphics highlighting some of the features in front and back side shows write up about features in different languages

Inside the box

Along with the SSD, KINGSTON also offers Acronis True Image HD Software activation key.

Closer Looks

KINGSTON KC2000 SSD comes in a standard M.2 2280 form factor with Silicon Motion’s SMI 2262EN controller and eight Toshiba BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND Chips along with two NANYA 2Gb DDR3L memory chips as buffer.

Testing

CPUIntel Core i9 9900K
BoardMSI Z390 Gaming Plus
RAM2 X 8GB Corsair VENGEANCE PRO RGB DDR4
SSD KINGSTON KC2000 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD
CoolerCORSAIR H115i RGB
GFXAORUS Radeon RX 570
PSUCorsair RM 850x
OSWindows 10

Benchmarks

We compared KINGSTON KC2000 SSD with Samsung 970 evo 256GB on the same test system

Pros

  • Nice performance
  • Toshiba BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND
  • XTS-AES 256bit encryption provided
  • 5 Years Warranty
  • Acronis True Image HD Software activation key included

Cons

  • Little expensive

Conclusion

KINGSTON KC2000 500 GB SSD is very fast performing SSD in our tests and definitely having a Silicon Motion’s SM2262EN controller and Toshiba BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND chips result in increased write performance under large files workloads. Beside Samsung 960 EVO this KINGSTON KC2000 SSD offers solid write performance and an excellent peace of mind with 5 years of warranty.

We don’t have any exact market price right now but will update as and when they are made available. For now, as per press release the MRP of KINGSTON KC2000 SSDs are like Rs.9300 for 250GB and Rs.16900 for 500GB which are on high side, but consider market price to be somewhat 10-15% lower, still which makes KINGSTON KC2000 SSD little expensive.

Finally if you are looking for a fast SSD with high performance, very high reliability and can handle all of your multitasking, content creation, 3D modeling work load and more, the KINGSTON KC2000 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD is a nice recommendation and worthy of our PC TeK Reviews PERFORMANCE Award.

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