Kingston unleash their new SSDNow KC1000 line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

Kingston unleash their new SSDNow KC1000 line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

Kingston unleash their new SSDNow KC1000 line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

Kingston unleash their new SSDNow KC1000 line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

 
NVMe SSDs are now starting to become common, offering speeds that are well in excess of what is offered by traditional SATA SSDs to provide users with faster, more responsive systems. 
 

Today Kingston has announced their new SSDNow KC1000 series of M.2 NVMe SSDs, which will come as standalone M.2 SSDs or with a bundled PCIe x4 to M.2 adapter card. These new SSDs will come with capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB, using MLC flash memory with a Phison PS5007-E7 memory controller to offer a great balance between speed and reliability.

All three versions of this SSD will be able to offer up to 2700MB/s sequential read speeds, with the 480GB and 960GB versions offering sequential write speeds of 1,600MB/s. The smaller 240GB model will have lower sequential write speeds of 900MB/s, which is still a lot faster than standard SATA SSDs but makes the upgrade to the 480GB a lot more appealing.     

Kingston unleash their new SSDNow KC1000 line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

  

The 4K random read performance of these new SSDs are listed as 290,000 IOPS for the 480GB and 960GB versions, with the 240GB versions providing 225,000 read IOPS.  All three models of the KC1000 will come with a five-year warranty, with free technical support. 

Sadly Kingston has not revealed the pricing or the official release date of this new SSD, though the SSDNow branding is usually saved for value-oriented SSD offerings. 

 

You can join the discussion on Kingston's new SSDNow KC1000 series SSDs on the OC3D Forums

 

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25-05-2017, 06:21:06

Daiyus
Nice to see a black PCB on a budget oriented M.2 drive. I'll be building a new rig over the next few months and want a decent budget M.2 for the boot drive. This may be a contender depending on pricing.Quote

25-05-2017, 08:47:37

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
Nice to see a black PCB on a budget oriented M.2 drive. I'll be building a new rig over the next few months and want a decent budget M.2 for the boot drive. This may be a contender depending on pricing.
Yup, will fit nicely in with black and white themed builds mostly though if you ask me.Quote

25-05-2017, 08:49:26

Bartacus
If they price this right, it could be an awesome bang-for-the-buck M.2 drive. Right now IMO, the Intel 600p series holds that crown for me, and this has better performance numbers and looks a lot better too. Let's hope they get the price right.Quote

25-05-2017, 12:55:59

NeverBackDown
Interested in these but it is a shame the 240GB is that much slower on write speedsQuote

25-05-2017, 12:56:31

iSaff
Samsung are pretty hard to beat in price to performance when it comes to NVMe. If Kingston can price this right, they could be on to a winner.Quote
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