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Kingston Introduces KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD

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  • Up to 290,000 IOPS; Capacities Up to 960GB
  • Ultimate Storage Upgrade for HD Video, PC Enthusiasts, Gaming and More

Sunbury-on-Thames, UK - May 25, 2017 - Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD. Shipping in mid-June, the M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is over 2x faster than SATA-based SSDs and over 40x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. KC1000 is built for the power user, providing the ultimate, low-latency performance boost for resource-demanding applications including high-resolution video editing, data visualization, gaming and other data intensive workload environments where traditional storage solutions are unable to keep pace with data demand.  

“The demands of today’s performance power users are constantly being put to the test as new data-intensive applications push the boundaries of what can be achieved with even the market’s high performance professional workstations and most powerful gaming rigs,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD Business Manager, Kingston. “KC1000 is the perfect solution to meet the needs of media and design professionals, gaming enthusiasts and anyone who needs ultra-low latency storage performance to end data bottlenecks. This native NVMe device offers one of the industry’s most powerful storage solutions for high-resolution content delivery, virtual reality applications, accelerated game play or a competitive edge for the creative professional on tight deadlines.”

KC1000 delivers up to 290,000 IOPS and will ship in mid-June in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities. The high-performance SSD supports the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and the latest NVMe protocol. KC1000 provides accelerated boot and load speeds and increases sequential read/write performance, as well as offering improved endurance and energy efficiency. It is perfect for users seeking instant, breakthrough performance improvements for:

  • High-resolution video editing
  • Virtual and augmented reality applications
  • CAD software applications
  • Streaming media
  • Graphically intensive video games
  • Data visualization
  • Real-time analytics

KC1000 is backed by a limited five-year warranty and legendary Kingston support.

Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD Features and Specifications:

  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 Lanes
  • Capacities1: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller: Phison PS5007-E7
  • Sequential Read/Write2:

240GB: up to 2700/900MB/s

480GB, 960GB: up to 2700/1600MB/s

  • Maximum 4K Read/Write2:

240GB: up to 225,000/190,000 IOPS

480GB, 960GB: up to 290,000/190,000 IOPS

  • Random 4K Read/Write:

240GB, 480GB: up to 190,000/160,000 IOPS

960GB: up to 190,000/165,000 IOPS

  • PCMARK®Vantage HDD Suite Score: 150,000
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:

240GB: 300TB and .70 DWPD5

480GB: 550TB and .64 DWPD5

960GB: 1PB and .58 DWPD5

  • Power Consumption: .11W Idle / .99W Avg / 4.95W (MAX) Read / 7.40W (MAX)


  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
  • Dimensions:

80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)

180.98mm x 120.96mm x 21.59mm (with HHHL AIC – standard bracket) 
181.29mm x 80.14mm x 23.40mm (with HHHL AIC – low-profile bracket)

  • Weight:

10g (M.2)
76g (with HHHL AIC – standard bracket) 
69g (with HHHL AIC – low-profile bracket)


  • 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


KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Part Numbers

Part Number




SKC1000H/240G HHHL (Add-In Card)




SKC1000H/480G HHHL (Add-In Card)




SKC1000H/960G HHHL (Add-In Card)



1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” using a SATA Rev. 3.0 / PCIe Gen 3 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4K Random Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.

3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A)

4 Limited warranty based on 5 years or “SSD Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager ( A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See for details.

5 Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit