Kingston Digital Begin Shipping The Self-Encrypting KC600 2.5" SATA SSD

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅21.10.2019 13:48:04

Sunbury-on-Thames, UK – October 21, 2019 – Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is shipping the KC600 SATA SSD. Designed for use in desktop and notebook workloads, KC600 is a full-capacity SSD that provides remarkable performance. It comes in a 2.5" form factor using the SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility.

KC600 is optimised for functional system responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times. It supports a full-security suite that includes AES-XTS 256-bit hardware-based encryption, TCG Opal 2.0 and eDrive, allowing users to protect and secure their data. KC600 will be available in capacities up to 2TB1 utilising the latest 3D TLC NAND technology and has read/write speeds up to 550/520MB/s[2], respectively. It is offered as both a stand-alone SSD or as a bundle kit which provides everything needed for an easy desktop or notebook upgrade installation.


Form Factor:- 2.5"
Interface:- SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards capability to SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacities:- 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB, 2048GB
Controller:- SM2259
Encrypted:- XTS-AES 256-bit encryption
Sequential Read/Write:
- 256GB : up to 550/500MB/s
- 512GB–2048GB : up to 550/520MB/s
Maximum 4K Read/Write:- up to 90,000/80,000 IOPS

Power Consumption:- 0.06W idle / 0.2W avg / 1.3W (MAX) read / 3.2W (MAX) write
Dimensions:- 100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm
Weight:- 40g
Operating temperature:- 0°C~70°C
Storage temperature:- -40°C~85°C

Vibration operating:- 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
Vibration non-operating:- 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
Life expectancy:- 1 millions hours MTBF
Warranty/support[3]:- Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW):
- 256GB : 150TB
- 512GB : 300TB
- 1024GB : 600TB
- 2048GB : 1200TB

KC600 is currently available in 256GB and 512GB capacities, with 1024GB and 2048GB shipping soon. KC600 is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

[1] Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at

[2] Based on “out-of-box performance” using a PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.

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