The world of SATA based SSD’s is slowly coming to a close with the raw speed and performance of PCIe based drives falling to near price parity. The benefit is radically increased bandwidth, up to about 6x the raw speed and some drives are so small they can slot right into your desktop motherboard or laptop with no need for pesky cables. Kingston’s latest KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD falls into this category in its M.2 2280 form-factor that brings 3200 MB/s reads and 2200 MB/s write speeds to capacities from 250GB to 2TB. Add in a 5-year warranty and you have the recipe for success, but does that translate to real-world performance? Let’s find out!
ProClockers would like to thank Kingston for sending us the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD to check out!
Kingston’s take on the KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD:
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 up to 3,200/2,200MB/s, KC2000 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstations, 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.