Kingston will soon release its first consumer SSD with a PCIe 4.0 interface. The Kingston KC3000 appears to be the Ghost Tree shown at CES 2021 early this year. The Phison-E18 is used as a controller in combination with tlc-nand. It is not known whether there is a cache there, but it seems plausible in this class.
The sequential read and write speeds of the 2 and 4TB models are twice that of its predecessor, the KC2500, at 7,000 megabytes per second. For the 1TB version, the write speed is 6,000MB/s, for the 512GB model, 3,900MB/s. The higher models have up to 1 million iops, the lower models have 450,000 and 900,000 operations per second for random read and write, respectively.
Power consumption of up to 10.2 watts requires a cooling solution, Kingston does this in the form of a graphene sticker. The total bytes written or TBW is 800 times the storage space of the disk in question, and therefore ranges from 400 to 3,200 terabytes. The KC3000 will be officially released on October 25, the price is still unknown. The manufacturer’s warranty must last for five years.
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