Kingston KC2500 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

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  • PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe
  • M.2 2280 Form Factor
  • Up to 3500MB/s Read, 2500MB/s Write
  • 4K IOPS Read: 375000
  • 4K IOPS Write: 300000

Product Description

Kingston KC2500 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

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 of up to 3,500/2,900MB/s1, KC2500 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-2TB2 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 use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions, such as Symantec™, McAfee™ and WinMagic®. KC2500 also has built-in Microsoft eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

1. Based on "out-of-box performance" using a PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. IOMETER random 4K read/write is based on an 8GB partition.

2. Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and is thus 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

Main Features

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance - Using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller, reach speeds of up to 3,500/2,900MB/s.
  • Full-security suite - Protect and secure your data with Kingston's self-encrypting drive.
  • Optimal systems - Ideal for desktop, workstation and high-performance computing (HPC) systems.
  • Multiple capacities - Upgrade your PC with capacities of up to 2TB.


Technical Specification

Kingston KC2500 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD


Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 (NVMe)
Device Type Solid state drive - internal
Capacity 500 GB
Hardware Encryption Yes
Encryption Algorithm 256-bit AES-XTS
NAND Flash Memory Type 3D triple-level cell (TLC)
Form Factor M.2 2280
Features NVM Express (NVMe), 96-layer 3D NAND technology, SMI 2262EN controller
Width 22 mm
Depth 80 mm
Height 3.5 mm
Weight 10 g


SSD Endurance 300 TB
Internal Data Rate 3500 MBps (read) / 2500 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read 375000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 300000 IOPS


MTBF 2,000,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) - M.2 Card
Compatible Bay M.2 2280


Power Consumption 0.003 Watt (idle) ¦ 0.2 Watt (average) ¦ 2.1 Watt (read) ¦ 7 Watt (write)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 5 years ¦ Technical support

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 70 °C
Min Storage Temperature -40 °C
Max Storage Temperature 85 °C
Vibration Tolerance (operating) 2.17 g @ 7-800 Hz
Vibration Tolerance (non-operating) 20 g @ 20-1000 Hz

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