Kingston Technology has announced KC2500 – a high-end NVMe PCIe SSD that guarantee excellent performance is notable for its versatility. According to the manufacturer, the new Kingston KC2500 is an M.2 NVMe SSD that can find applications in various sectors, from consumer desktop platforms to workstations or systems intended for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
New Kingston SSD with M.2 format, uses the PCIe gen 3.0 interface, and thanks to the SMI controller paired with 96-layer TLC 3D NAND memories it can offer a peak sequential read transfer speed of 3500 MB/s and write speed of 2900 MB/s.
The new KC2500 NVMe M.2 SSD is available in capacities up to 2TB and supports 256-bit XTS-AES hardware cryptography, allowing the use of third-party software with TCG Opal 2 security management solutions. We offer you a summary of the technical specifications.
- Full support for the TCG Opal 2.0, XTS-AES 256-bit, eDrive security suite
- Ideal for desktops, workstations and High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems
- Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- Format: M.2 2280
- NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 interface x 4 lines
- SMI 2262EN controller
- 96-layer 3D TLC NAND
- Encryption: AES-XTS 256 bit
- Sequential read / write speeds up to 3500/2900 MB/s
- 4K random read/write up to 375,000 / 300,000 IOPS
- Endurance TBW: 250GB / 150TBW, 500GB / 300TBW, 1TB / 600TBW, 2TB / 1,2PBW
- MTBF 2,000,000 hours
- 5-year limited warranty with free technical support
Price and availability
Apart from this, the PNY Technologies has also introduced the new line of NVMe M.2 SSD named CS2130 with a PCI-Express Gen3 x4 interface supporting the NVMe 1.3 protocol, includes 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB SSD models, and pricing starts from $64.99 for the 500GB, $119.99 for the 1TB, and $229.99 for the 2TB variant with a five-year warranty.