TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD KC2500 with 1TB (SKC2500M8/1000G) from Kingston.
Score
4289
Price/GB
0,12 €


Technical data
Image KC2500
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SKC2500M8/1000G
Storage capacity 1024 GB (931 GiB)
Read speed 3500 MB/s
Write speed 2900 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 600 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Price ca. 123 USD (= 0,12 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
93 %
Write speed
87 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 4289 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3021,17 MB/s
2597,91 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
58,63 MB/s
165,99 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1389,46 MB/s
1229,51 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,022 ms
0,113 ms
Score
1750
1655
Total score
4289

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of February 06, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1820,43 MB/s
1,26 s
Program
many small files
765,69 MB/s
9,19 s
Game
small and large files
1536,06 MB/s
4,50 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Kingston SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3500MB/s and 2900MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3522,38
3019,87
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3120,30
2769,85
RND4K
Q32T16
1425,31
1417,11
RND4K
Q1T1
63,73
188,81

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.359,20
2.880,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.975,70
2.641,50
RND4K
Q32T16
347.976,00
345.973,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.558,30
46.096,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.380,03
2.772,49
SEQ1M
Q1T1
335,83
378,27
RND4K
Q32T16
1.469,30
1.477,81
RND4K
Q1T1
64,12
21,54

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Kingston M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Kingston M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Kingston KC2500 1TB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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