Last week at CES we spent a bit of time with Kingston and learned of their newest lineup for the 2019 season. First up, Kingston showed off its A2000 which is a PCIe 3.0×4 M.2 SSD and will be available in capacities from 256GB to 1TB. This SSD is equipped with the SMI SM2263 controller and Intel 3D TLC 64-layer NAND flash memory but get ready for it as 96L is right around the corner. The A2000 has listed specs of 2GB/s read and 1.5GB/s write and is envisioned as a notebook replacement.
Next up, we have the mainstream KC2000 which is also a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD and will be available in capacities of 256GB to 2TB. This SSD boasts performance of 3GB/s read and 2GB/s write and will contain the SMI SM2262en controller with Intel 3D TLC NAND flash memory. These SSDs should be released sometime in Q2 2019 and will have a security suite included.
Last but not least, we have the DC1000m which is a PCIe3.0 x 4 data center SSD and will be marketed in capacities from 960GB to 7.68TB. This SSD will be available around the late March time frame, will utilize the SMI SM2270 controller and will contain Intels newest 3D TLC 96-layer NAND flash memory.