Thursday, May 25th 2017

Kingston Intros the SSDNow KC1000 Line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

Kingston introduced the SSDNow KC1000 line of PCI-Express SSDs in the M.2-2280 form-factor. The drives feature PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interfaces, and take advantage of the NVMe protocol. They combine MLC NAND flash memory with Phison PS5007-E7 controller, and come in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB.

All three variants read at speeds of up to 2,700 MB/s; the 480 GB and 960 GB variants write at speeds of up to 1,600 MB/s, while the 240 GB up to 900 MB/s. 4K random read performance is rated at 290,000 IOPS for the 480 GB and 960 GB variants; and 225,000 IOPS for the 240 GB variant. 4K random writes, on the other hand, are chalked at up to 190,000 IOPS for all variants. Kingston is selling the KC1000 are both standalone M.2 drives, and in combination with a PCIe x4 to M.2 adapter add-on card. The drives are backed by 5-year warranties.
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9 Comments on Kingston Intros the SSDNow KC1000 Line of M.2 NVMe SSDs

#1
Nuckles56
Anyone want to bet they may bait and switch this SSD?
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#2
DRDNA
Nuckles56, post: 3664518, member: 167055"
Anyone want to bet they may bait and switch this SSD?
what do you mean by that:confused:? That when the drives are released they really will be no where near original advertised speeds?
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#3
_JP_
DRDNA, post: 3664523, member: 23713"
what do you mean by that:confused:? That when the drives are released they really will be no where near original advertised speeds?
Kingston swaped internals with the 300gen of SSDNow line of drives, without warning while still advertising the original configuration (controller+NAND).
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#4
EarthDog
DRDNA, post: 3664523, member: 23713"
what do you mean by that:confused:? That when the drives are released they really will be no where near original advertised speeds?
Midway through its life cycle they switch NAND and they are slower...
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#6
Octopuss
EarthDog, post: 3664580, member: 79836"
Midway through its life cycle they switch NAND and they are slower...
What, really? Is this like repeated occurence for Kingston?
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#8
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
SSDnow its a lower end solid storage solution, useful for minor upgrades or work machines, but not reliable for performance or high speeds, in other words: entry level solid storage solution ...

regards,
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#9
Grings
It was at the same time everyone was switching over to tlc nand on the cheaper drives, its just most other companies bothered to change model number, like the crucial bx100(mlc) to bx200(tlc)
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