Kingston launches KC3000 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Phison E18 master control solution reads 7GB/s
Kingston has just launched the KC3000 series PCIe 4.0 SSD. It can be seen that it uses the same Phison E18 master + 3D TLC NAND flash memory solution as Seagate’s FireCuda 530 series M.2 game solid state drive. Up to 7000 MB/s. In terms of write speed, the 512GB/1TB version is lower than the larger capacity 2TB/4TB, at 3900 MB/s and 6000 MB/s respectively.
In terms of 4K random performance, the 2TB / 4TB version reaches millions of IOPS, while the smaller capacity 512GB / 1TB version is only 450k and 900k IOPS.
Friends who want to install on a notebook or mini system, please also pay attention to the height of the Kingston KC3000 series PCIe 4.0 SSD. The 512GB/1TB version is 2.21 mm, while the 1TB/2TB version is 3.5 mm.
The nominal power consumption of the KC3000 series PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD is 10.2 W, the original factory provides a thinner “graphene aluminum heat sink”, supplemented by a five-year limited warranty, and the nominal write endurance is 800 times ( Converted to 400 ~ 3200 TBW).
Finally, Kingston’s KC3000 series PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs will arrive on October 25th. The price can refer to the Seagate FireCuda 530 series, 500GB ~ 4TB version or around 140 ~ 950 US dollars (900 ~ 6112 RMB), and the version with a heat sink is 20 ~ 50 US dollars more expensive.