Kingston launches KC3000 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Phison E18

Kingston finally launches another SSD that joins the list of the fastest SSDs in this segment, the KC3000 SSD with 7000MB/s.

Kingston KC3000 comes as 7000MB/s SSD on the market

The KC3000 is available in four capacities, ranging from 512GB to 4TB. Below are the full specifications of the SSD.

To achieve such read and write speeds, Kingston’s SSD uses the PCIe 4.0 interface, which provides enough bandwidth to unleash the full power of Micron’s Phison E18 controller and 176-layer 3D NAND TLC modules. This would be one of the most advanced NAND modules on the market today.

Kingston launches KC3000 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Phison E18

The device’s endurance performance is 0.44 DWPD, easily surpassing the MP600 PRO XT’s 0.38 DWPD.

Equipped with Gen 4 technology, the KC3000 achieves read speeds of up to 7000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 7000 MB/s with a full storage capacity of up to 4096 GB. With the upgrade, the KC3000 SSD can handle larger workloads such as 3D rendering and 4K+ video content processing, providing users with a better storage experience. Not only does the KC3000 offer great performance and outstanding endurance, but it also comes with a semi-high graphene aluminum alloy heat sink that provides efficient heat dissipation and keeps the device cool even during intensive use.

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With the Phison E18 controller and extreme read/write speeds, using a graphene-coated aluminum heat sink with a thickness of 2.21mm for single-sided drives and 3.5mm for double-sided drives is a must. This would help keep the drive at a tolerable temperature at all times and under all conditions. The power consumption of the 4TB drive could reach 10.2W according to the specifications, while the driver only consumes about 5W when idle, which is within the parameters of other SSDs.

More information about the Kingston KC3000 SSD can be found on the official Kingston KC3000 SSD website. Pricing for the 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB models was not mentioned in the press release. We will keep you updated about further developments.