Kingston KC2000 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅25-06-19
Packaging, Bundle & Closer Look
The Kingston KC2000 arrives in a non-reusable cardboard sleeve with a plastic window holding the SSD in place. Within the clear plastic section on the front is a 2.5” drive-sized black plastic place holder, keeping the much smaller NVMe drive held in place. There’s definitely a more environmentally conscious way of coming to the same level of protection, it must be said.

The front clearly states the capacity and gives a very rough guide as to the speed of the device.

The rear doesn’t give much more information on the drive, making the peg-style packaging a little redundant if you can’t just pick the drive up off the shelf in your local PC hardware store and be made aware of the specifications. That might seem a little old-fashioned with the vast majority of people now buying online, it does still happen.

The front of the drive is dominated by a large, and quite frankly, ugly sticker. This covers a quartet of memory chips and the SMI 2262EN controller and cannot be removed for warranty purposes.

The rear of the drive is also populated with more memory chips. Providing your case isn’t restricted in terms of airflow, this shouldn’t be a problem, particularly with most of the drive’s heat output typically coming from the controller, but it’s something to bear in mind.

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