Kingston has announced the KC600 SSDs. These are 2.5 “3D-TLS-based SDs that have the traditional SATA interface. The two versions with the lowest capacities are currently available; the two with the highest storage capacities are coming soon.
The KC600 SSDs come in four different capacities, namely 256, 512, 1024 and 2048GB. The sequential read speeds are a maximum of 550 MB / s and the sequential write speeds are a maximum of 520 MB / s. The controller is the SM2259 from Silicon Motion.
The SSDs do the random reading and writing with respectively 90,000 IOPS and 80,000 IOPS. Kingston specifies Total Bytes Written in these SSDs from 150 TB, 300 TB, 600 TB and 1200 TB TB values for the four different SSDs from small to large.
Kingston’s new SATA-SSDs are available separately as well as in the form of a bundle for easy placement in a desktop or laptop. The manufacturer does not mention prices of the SSDs, but Hardware Info reports in a review that the 1TB version of the KC600 will probably cost around 130 euros.