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 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.