TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD KC3000 with 2TB (SKC3000D/2048G) from Kingston.
Score
8460
Price/GB
0,08 €


Technical data
Image KC3000
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SKC3000D/2048G
Storage capacity 2048 GB (1908 GiB)
pSLC-Cache >300 GB approx.
Read speed 7000 MB/s
Write speed 7000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 1600 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5018-E18
Price ca. 161 USD (= 0,08 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
99 %
Write speed
100 %

*) 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 8460 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
6001,66 MB/s
6123,42 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
75,45 MB/s
211,84 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
2437,79 MB/s
2921,97 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,018 ms
0,089 ms
Score
3113
3746
Total score
8460

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 November 08, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1973,61 MB/s
1,16 s
Program
many small files
1249,79 MB/s
5,63 s
Game
small and large files
1877,84 MB/s
3,68 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 7000MB/s and 7000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB

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 KC3000 2TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7368,88
7069,97
SEQ1M
Q1T1
4430,52
5805,93
RND4K
Q32T16
3798,12
3376,04
RND4K
Q1T1
80,99
233,37

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.027,50
6.742,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
4.225,30
5.537,00
RND4K
Q32T16
927.276,00
824.230,00
RND4K
Q1T1
19.772,90
56.975,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.137,58
1.184,33
SEQ1M
Q1T1
236,48
180,43
RND4K
Q32T16
534,39
601,23
RND4K
Q1T1
50,45
17,42

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. A test file of 300 GB was written to the medium. The exact cache size could not be determined, because the test file did not exhaust the cache (brought it to the limit).At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 6374 MB/s and written with 6186 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB

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 KC3000 2TB

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 KC3000 2TB

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. Unfortunately the tool does not work correctly from about 5,000 MB/s and no line (and partly wrong min and max data) is displayed.

SSD-Z TEST: Kingston KC3000 2TB


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