Packaging & A Closer Look
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.
The rear of the package has a little bit of information about the warranty.
Inside, the KC2000 is held securely in a black plastic tray.
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.
The KC2000 drive itself is your typical M.2 2280 drive with a Type-M connector for PCIe 3.0 x4.
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.
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.