Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – Pure Flash Performance


The AJA Video Systems Disk Test is relatively new to our testing and tests the transfer speed of video files with different resolutions and Codec.


TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features.  Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting.  Simply click on the title for a free copy.


The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.

The Score and Storage bandwidth we are seeing with the Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD is one of the best we have seen yet. With an average bandwidth of 757MB/s, the KC2500 placed just below the Intel Optane 800P. It is the second highest M.2 NAND flash memory we have tested to date, sitting just behind the Samsung 970 Pro.


  1. Why you compare it to the PRO model of Samsung??? It’s like the EVO or EVO plus model. And their proces are quite SIMILIAR.

    Besides Kingston has been caught cheating (sending models with better performance to reviewers, but selling slower bits to comsumers…)

    • The review… speaks for itself with respect to comparison in both PCMark 8 and true data testing. Do you have a link where something was published to back up your claim of ‘cheating’ It’s false. Will leave your post for amusement though.

  2. Thanks for this great test! I will buy one KC2500 now 🙂

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