Kingston Digital Releases Next-Gen KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    The 2TB KC2500 had the best price/performance among locally available drives when I were shopping for my new rig. (Technically speaking the Adata 8200 Pro was better positioned but since you don't know what you get with that drive it was out of the running.)

    Since no price is listed I'm going to assume these drives will also be twice what they're actually worth, like every PCIe4 drive so far, but it's Kingston and PCIe4 drives are no longer bleeding edge so fingers crossed!
     
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    In here they have a very little extra compared to PCIe 3...
    Compared to concurent they are very well positioned in price.
    I hope it will stay this way until "in shop" release.
     
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    The KC3000? Or PCIe 4 SSDs in general?

    Super encouraging to see regardless!

    I haven't checked the last couple of weeks but the cheapest (all 2TB, 3D TLC drives) SATA SSDs have been around ~2000 SEK, the KC 2500 was about ~2400 SEK when I got it and PCIe 4 drives from various manufacturers 4000-5000 SEK.
    I felt the KC 2500 warranted the premium over low-end SATA, is was just 100 SEK more expensive than the Samsung 870 EVO at the time (and the EVO is now more expensive), but PCIe 4 drives have been almost double the price for no real-world performance difference.

    If that's about to change I'd happily get a PCIe 4 drive as my next one, wouldn't mind it to be a Kingston either as I've had good experiences with various products of theirs.
     

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    the Kingston :)
    Corsair, Seagate, Samsung think that we are all "bitcoin king", and charge lot more for the PCIe 4 version.
     
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