TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD KC2500 with 250GB (SKC2500M8/250G) from Kingston.
Score
3020
Price/GB
0,18 €


Technical data
Image KC2500
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SKC2500M8/250G
Storage capacity 250 GB (233 GiB)
Read speed 3500 MB/s
Write speed 1200 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 150 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Price ca. 44 USD (= 0,18 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
94 %
Write speed
48 %

*) 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 3020 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3040,34 MB/s
1223,43 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
61,30 MB/s
172,75 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
711,25 MB/s
1170,18 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,022 ms
0,105 ms
Score
1077
1465
Total score
3020

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 August 18, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1753,25 MB/s
1,31 s
Program
many small files
1186,15 MB/s
5,93 s
Game
small and large files
1222,03 MB/s
5,65 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 1200MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB

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 250GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3531,53
1282,47
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3118,91
1282,52
RND4K
Q32T16
769,49
1273,71
RND4K
Q1T1
63,77
185,56

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.367,90
1.223,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.974,40
1.223,10
RND4K
Q32T16
187.863,00
310.965,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.569,80
45.302,20

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.373,67
6.528,79
SEQ1M
Q1T1
335,98
817,05
RND4K
Q32T16
2.721,09
1.644,99
RND4K
Q1T1
64,11
21,95

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB

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 250GB

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 250GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Kingston M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Kingston KC2500 250GB


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