Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD Review

I’ve reviewed many products under the HyperX brand in the past, but never really got the chance to review Kingston’s other SSDs until now. And that makes me even more curious about the KC2000 SSD and its performance. As you already noticed, in this review will present you the fastest M.2 SSD that Kingston has to offer – the KC2000. The review sample which we received has a capacity of 1TB, which makes it perfect for all kinds of users, even professionals who need speed and space at the same time. This new KC series from Kingston is also available in lower capacity of 512GB and higher capacities of up to 2TB.

After a short introduction and some technical details, we will take a look at the performance as it’s the most important for most users. Stay with us to see some exceptional numbers in various benchmarks.





KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD for Desktop, Workstation, and High-Performance PCs

Kingston’s KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD delivers powerful performance using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. With read/write speeds of up to 3,200/2,200MB/s, KC2000 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstation and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The compact M.2 design gives greater flexibility, increasing storage but also saving space.

Available in capacities from 250GB–2TB to meet your system’s needs.
KC2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using XTS-AES 256 bit hardware-based encryption and allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions, such as Symantec™, McAfee™ and WinMagic®.

KC2000 also has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.


  • 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 2TB


You can buy the Kingston KC2000 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD from Amazon for around $170 –


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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.