Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD Review: Page 3 of 6

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 8:00am

Packaging & A Closer Look

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

Kingston's KC2000 NVMe M.2 drive comes in a small package about the size of a postcard. The drive is clearly visible through the front of the clear blister pack.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

The rear of the package has a little bit of information about the warranty.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

Inside, the KC2000 is held securely in a black plastic tray.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

Under it is a small slip of paper worth a link to Acronis True Image with a serial key on the rear to activate the full version.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

The KC2000 drive itself is your typical M.2 2280 drive with a Type-M connector for PCIe 3.0 x4.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

The 1TB drive we have here is dual sided so it may not fit the slimmest ultra-portable devices, but should fit most. Four Toshiba BiCS based 96-layer TLC NAND packages and a pair of DDR3L DRAM cache chips occupy the back.

Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD

Four more NAND flash chips cover the front along with the SMI 2262EN controller which is an 8-channel PCIe 3.0 x4 based controller near the top of Silicon Motions stack of offerings.

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