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Kingston launches KC2500, a self-encrypting SSD for power users

Kingston Kc2500 Ssd
Kingston Kc2500 Ssd (Image credit: Kingston)

What you need to know

  • Kingston announced the KC2500, an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.
  • The SSD is designed for desktops, workstations, and high-performance computing systems.
  • The Kingston KC2500 is available now on Kingston's website, starting at $80 for the 250GB model.

Kingston just launched a new SSD, the KC2500. The NVMe PCIe SSD has a read speed of up to 3,500MB/s and a write speed of up to 2,900MB/s. It's designed for desktops, workstations, and high-performance computing systems. The Kingston KC2500 is available starting at $80 for the 250GB model on Kingston's website. The KC2500 is available with up to 2TB of storage, though the 1,000GB variant for $254 is the largest variant currently listed on Kingston's website.

The Kingston KC2500 uses Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. Kingston highlights its security features, including the fact that it's self-encrypting and that it supports "a full-security suite for end-to-end data protection using AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption." You can also use other security tools, such as Symantec, McAfee, and WinMagic utilizing TCG Opal 2.0.

Justin Karase, SSD business manager, Kingston, states that the "KC2500 sets a new bar for high-performance client PC usage, enabling those who demand speed and reliability to handle intensive workloads on desktops, workstations and for HPC applications." He also adds that "The compact M.2 form factor and broad range of security and encryption options provides greater flexibility for organizations who are looking to refresh their current systems, or for the power user looking to upgrade their current system with the best that NVMe PCIe SSDs can offer."

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

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