Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD launched in India starting from Rs. 16000

Kingston KC1000 NVMe SSD

Kingston has launched KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD, the company’s first  NVMe PCIe SSD in India. It is available in either a standard M.2 2280 form factor or as a half-height, half-length add-in card. It uses native OS NVMe drivers, is available in a range of capacities from 240GB to 960GB and is over 2x faster than SATA-based SSDs and over 40x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive.

Kingston said that the KC1000 is built for the power user, providing the ultimate, low-latency performance boost for resource-demanding applications including high-resolution video editing, data visualization, gaming and other data intensive workload environments where traditional storage solutions are unable to keep pace with data demand.

Kingston KC1000 NVMe SSD with adapter

Kingston KC1000 highlights and specifications

  • Superior client SSD performance — Outperforms traditional hard drive and SATA-based SSDs.
  • Uses NVMe protocol — Designed for SSD, unlike legacy SATA which was developed for hard-disk drives.
  • Multiple form factors — Available in either M.2 2280 or Half-Height, Half-Length Add-in Card (HHHL AIC).
  • Multiple capacities — Available in a range of capacities – 240GB, 480GB and 960GB to meet your data storage requirements.
  • Interface NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 lanes
  • Sequential Read/Write1 240GB — up to 2700/900MB/s 480GB,
    960GB — up to 2700/1600MB/s
  • Maximum 4K Read/Write1 240GB — up to 225,000/190,000 IOPS
    480GB, 960GB — up to 290,000/190,000 IOPS
  • Random 4K Read/Write 240GB, 480GB — up to 190,000/160,000
    IOPS 960GB — up to 190,000/165,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)4 240GB — 300TB and 0.70 DWPD5
    480GB — 550TB and 0.64 DWPD5 960GB — 1PB and 0.58 DWPD5
  • Power Consumption 0.11W idle / 0.99W avg / 4.95W (MAX) read
    7.40W (MAX) write

The Kingston KC1000 SSD comes with a HHH adapter and is priced at Rs. 16,000 (MRP) for 240GB, Rs. 26,000 for 480GB (MRP) and Rs. 51,000 (MRP)  for 960GB. It is backed by a limited five-year warranty and will be available in select online and retail stores.

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