Kingston will soon be launching its new KC3000 Series consumer solid state drives, featuring a fast PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.
The devices are based on 3D TLC NAND flash memory chips and a Phison PS5018-E18 controller. The popular format M.2 2280 (22 × 80 mm) was used. A thin graphene radiator serves to dissipate heat.
There are four models in the KC3000 family – 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. All of them provide sequential read speed up to 7000 MB / s. The sequential write speed of the first two options is up to 3900 and up to 6000 MB / s, respectively, and the other two – up to 7000 MB / s.
4K random read IOPS achieves 450,000 IOPS for the 512GB version, 900,000 IOPS for the 1TB version, and 1,000,000 IOPS for the 2TB and 4TB models. The IOPS for random write is up to 900,000 for the younger version and up to 1,000,000 for the other three.
Also disclosed is the TBW indicator – the guaranteed volume of data recording. It is equal to 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 TB for 512 GB, 1, 2 and 4 TB variants, respectively.