Kingston Releases PCI-E 3.0 SSDs in KC2500 Series

Kingston comes with a new PCI-e SSD. The KC2500 models have a read speed of up to 3500MB/s and write speeds of up to 2900MB/s per second. There will be versions of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, but the company has not yet announced prices.

The SSDs use 96-layer TLC NAND, a PCI-E 3.0 x4 interface and a Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller, which the Kingston KC2000 also has. The SSDs have the m2-2280 form factor and the capacities are 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB.

However, the two smallest SSDs have a lower sequential write speed: 1200MB per second for the 250GB and 2500MB per second for the 500GB. The endurance also varies: from 150TBW for the smallest model to 1.2PBW for the largest.

Kingston has not yet announced what the prices of the KC2500 models will be.

Fashion model Capacity Sequential Read Speed Sequential Write Speed Lifespan
(terabytes written)
SKC2500M8/250G 250GB 3500MB/s 1200MB/s 150TBW
SKC2500M8/500G 500GB 3500MB/s 2500MB/s 300TBW
SKC2500M8/1000G 1000GB 3500MB/s 2900MB/s 600TBW
SKC2500M8/2000G 2000GB 3500MB/s 2900MB/s 1200TBW