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Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Adrian Gunning

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Kingston Introduces New KC600 SATA SSD  

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is shipping the KC600 SATA SSD. Designed for use in desktop and notebook workloads, KC600 is a full-capacity SSD that provides remarkable performance. It comes in a 2.5″ form factor using the SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility.

KC600 is optimized for functional system responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times. It supports a full-security suite that includes AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption, TCG Opal 2.0 and eDrive, allowing users to protect and secure their data. KC600 will be available in capacities up to 2TB1 utilizing the latest 3D TLC NAND technology and has read/write speeds up to 550/520MB/s2, respectively. It is offered as both a stand-alone SSD or as a bundle kit which provides everything needed for an easy desktop or notebook upgrade installation.

“Kingston is excited to release our latest 2.5″ SATA SSD with 3D TLC NAND. With full capacities up to 2TB, self-encryption and its impressive speeds, KC600 has exactly what consumers and corporate customers are looking for when they’re ready to upgrade their existing systems,” said Kingston. “Our optional bundle kit that includes an enclosure, cloning software and cables makes it easy for customers to install our new drive.”

KC600 is currently available in 256GB and 512GB capacities, with 1024GB and 2048GB shipping soon. KC600 is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

KC600 Features and Specifications:

  • Form Factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards capability to SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB, 2048GB
  • Controller: SMI SM2259
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Encrypted: AES-XTS 256-bit encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write2:
    • 256GB — up to 550/500MB/s
    • 512GB–2048GB — up to 550/520MB/s
  • Maximum 4K Read/Write2: up to 90,000/80,000 IOPS
  • Power Consumption: 0.06W Idle / 0.2W Avg / 1.3W (MAX) Read / 3.2W (MAX) Write
  • Dimensions: 100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm
  • Weight: 40g
  • Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support3: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)4:
    • 256GB — 150TB
    • 512GB — 300TB
    • 1024GB — 600TB
    • 2048GB — 1200TB
KC600
Part Number Capacity
SKC600/256G 256GB KC600 SSD (Stand-alone drive)
SKC600/512G 512GB KC600 SSD (Stand-alone drive)
SKC600/1024G 1024GB KC600 SSD (Stand-alone drive)
SKC600/2048G 2048GB KC600 SSD (Stand-alone drive)
SKC600B/256G 256GB KC600 SSD (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit)
SKC600B/512G 512GB KC600 SSD (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit)
SKC600B/1024G 1024GB KC600 SSD (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit)
SKC600B/2048 2048GB KC600 SSD (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit)

 

1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is 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 Guide at kingston.com/flashguide.

2 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 8GB partition.

3 Limited warranty based on 5 years or “SSD Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (Kingston.com/SSDManager). A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indictor value of one (1). See Kingston.com/wa for details.

4 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).

 


About the Author

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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