With revenue in the multi-billion-dollars range, Kingston is the largest DRAM and flash memory products vendor in the world. While their strongest suit is in memory modules and USB/flash card storage, they are also a major player in the SSD market.
The Kingston KC1000 SSD uses the M.2 form factor with a PCI-Express x4 3.0 interface for maximum transfer speeds. As the controller, a Phison PS5007 is used, which is paired with MLC flash from Toshiba. Inside the package you receive not only the M.2 SSD, but a PCI-Express card, which enables use of this drive with older systems that lack physical M.2 slots.
Kingston's KC1000 is available in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. This review covers the 240 GB version.
|Specifications: Kingston KC1000 240 GB|
|Flash:||Toshiba MLC, TH58TFG8BFLBA4C|
|Endurance:||300 TB total bytes written|
|Form Factor:||M.2 2280|
|Capacity:||240 GB (223.6 GB usable)|
16 GB additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.2|
|Device ID:||KINGSTON SKC1000240G|