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. 

 

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.