Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD Review

September 3, 2019

For power users.

Kingston has just sent us the KC2000 – a new M.2 NVMe drive that was made for what they say as the ‘power user’. It features a Gen 3.0 x 4 controller that can offer speeds of up to 3.2 GB/s read and 2.2 GB/s write. It also has a high endurance rating, meaning that you can easily use this for desktops or other high-performance systems. It’s available in different capacities, but we’re getting the 2 TB version to review.

Kingston says that the drive supports 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption so you’re sure that your data is always safe. The company explains in detail how the KC2000 is rated for its endurance, which you can see using the Kingston SSD Manager Utility. As we mentioned, the KC2000 is suited for desktops and notebooks where it should perform as promised, it’s not meant for servers because it’s not what it’s designed for.

We hooked up the KC2000 on our mid-range PC that runs on an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU with 16 GB of RAM. Test results are close to what Kingston initially claimed, getting 2.15 GB/s write speeds and 2.76 GB/s read speeds on ATTO Disk Benchmark. It gave an almost similar result for CrystalDiskMark, getting 3.2 GB/s read and 2.3 GB/s write that is similar to what Kingston has promised.

Overall, the Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD is a decent choice when choosing the right SSD for your system. 

We Love: 

+ Up to 2 TB capacities

+ Excellent real-world performance

We Hate: 

– None

Final Rating: 4/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.