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The New Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Is Now Available

The new Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is now available in the Philippines. The company’s next-generation M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is currently available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities although a 2TB variant is set to be available in the future.

The KC2500 comes in a M.2 2280 form factor and features a NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 interface, an SMI 2262EN controller, and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. It is rated with speeds of up to 3,500MB/s read and up to 2,900MB/s write. It also features self-encryption via AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption and supports TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions from Symantec, McAfee, WinMagic, and more, as well as support for Microsoft eDrive for BitLocker.

“KC2500 sets a new bar for high-performance client PC usage, enabling those who demand speed and reliability to handle intensive workloads on desktops, workstations and for HPC applications,” said Kingston. “The compact M.2 form factor and broad range of security and encryption options provides greater flexibility for organizations who are looking to refresh their current systems, or for the power user looking to upgrade their current system with the best that NVMe PCIe SSDs can offer.”

The Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVME PCIe SSD is already available and is available in in 250GB (PHP 3,999), 500GB (PHP 6,999), and 1TB (PHP 11,499) capacities, with a 2TB variant releasing soon.

Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD Features and Specifications:

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe Performance
  • Supports a full-Security Suite: TCG Opal 2.0, XTS-AES 256-bit, eDrive
  • Ideal for Desktop, Workstations and High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems
  • Upgrade your PC with capacities up to 2TB2
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Controller: SMI 2262EN
  • NAND: 96-layer 3D TLC
  • Encrypted: AES-XTS 256 bit
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 250GB – up to 3,500/1,200MB/s
    • 500GB – up to 3,500/2,500MB/s
    • 1TB – up to 3,500/2,900MB/s
    • 2TB – up to 3,500/2,900MB/s
  • Random 4K Read/Write:
    • 250GB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
    • 500GB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
    • 1TB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
    • 2TB – up to 375,000/300,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW):
    • 250GB – 150TBW
    • 500GB – 300TBW
    • 1TB – 600TBW
    • 2TB – 1.2PBW
  • Power Consumption: .003W Idle / .2W Avg / 2.1W (MAX) Read / 7W (MAX) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Weight:
    • 250GB – 8g
    • 500GB – 10g
    • 1TB – 10g
    • 2TB – 11g
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2,000,000
  • Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support