Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD Review

Today we will be taking a look at the Kingston KC2500 NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD, which is an improved version of the KC2000. In our previous review of the KC2000, it received our Editor’s Choice Award, so there are high expectations for the new version. General features haven’t changed much, and it’s still an SSD designed for the most demanding users and available in up to 2TB capacity.

We will focus on the 1TB version of the KC2500 as next to the 500GB. It’s the most popular capacity in high-performance PCs.

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.





KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD for Desktop, Workstation, and High-Performance PCs

Kingston’s KC2500 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 up to 3,500/2,900MB/s, KC2500 delivers outstanding endurance and improves the workflow in desktop, workstations, 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. KC2500 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using XTS-AES 256 bit Hardware-based encryption and allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. KC2500 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 KC2500 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD from Amazon. Prices are starting from around $210 –


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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.