Kingston SSD KC2500 is the new solid state drive announced by the Californian manufacturer. And it aims very well considering that it is the highest performance unit in its catalogAs an upgraded review of the Kingston KC2000 that we had a chance to review with outstanding ratings.
Kingston SSD KC2500 uses an M.2 2280 format, connects to a PCIe 3.0 x4 bus, and supports the NVMe protocol. Its memories are 96-layer TLC NAND 3D type and although it is not mentioned, they are surely produced by Toshiba since the manufacturer generally uses them.
Its level of performance in data transfer is very high, up to 3,500 / 2,900 Mbytes per second in sequential read / write modes and up to 375,000 / 300,000 IOPS in 4K random read / write.
This SSD includes self-encryption by embedded hardware with end-to-end automatic data protection (SED) using 256-bit AES-XTS hardware-based encryption, allowing the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions including Symantec, McAfee or WinMagic . It also has built-in support for eDrive, a security storage specification for use with the Windows BitLocker.
Specifications Kingston KC2500 SSD
Storage capacity: 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 and 2 Tbyte
Form factor: M.2 2280
Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4
Memories: Toshiba 96-layer 3D TLC
Controller: SMI 2262EN
Sequential Reading / Writing : Up to 3,500 / 2,900 Mbytes per second
4K Random Read / Write: 375,000 / 300,000 IOPS
Encryption: AES-XTS 256 bit
Useful life: 2 million hours of minimum time between failures (MTBF)
Kingston’s new solid state drive will be available in storage capacities from 250 Gbytes to 2 Tbytes. To highlight the 5-year guarantee Limited with free technical support. No price has been provided, but it will be a series to consider taking into account the great history of this manufacturer in features and price per GB.