Kingston Presents KC1000 Series of NVME SSDs

Kingston announces a series of NVME consumer SSDs. The KC1000 SSDs are equipped with 15nm MLC Nand memory from Toshiba, a Phison controller and are available in variants of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.

According to Kingston, the KC1000 SSDs achieve a sequential read speed of 2700MB/s and the sequential write speed is up to 1600MB/s for the largest version. The SSDs use the Phison PS5007-E7 controller, which is also included in the Corsair MP500-nvme SSDs.

Kingston has long supplied NVME SSDs under its HyperX brand; the KC1000 models are the first NVME SSDs the company sells to consumers under its own name. The m2 SSDs can be purchased separately, or in combination with a half height pcie plug-in card. The KC1000 SSDs should be available by mid-June. Kingston has not disclosed recommended retail prices.

Product Kingston KC1000


Nand Memory

Interface / protocol

Sequential Read Speed

Sequential Write Speed

Random Read

Random Write



240GB, 480GB, 960GB
Phison PS5007-E7
Toshiba 15nm mlc
PCIe 3.0 x4 / nvme
240GB: 900MB/s
480GB: 1600MB/s
960GB: 1600MB/s
240GB: 225,000iops
480GB: 290,000iops
960GB: 290,000iops
240GB: 300TB
480GB: 550TB
960GB: 1PB
5 years