Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review (Page 7)

| May 27, 2020 at 9:19 am CDT
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: KingstonModel: SKC2500M8/1000G

Final Thoughts

As we see it, Kingston's KC2500 is an SSD done right. Not only is it one of the best performing SSDs we've ever tested, but it is also the complete package. Premium hardware, class-leading warranty, free technical support, cloning software, and a top-notch SSD toolbox. Add to that genuine hardware-level encryption, and we have a real winner.


A quick look at TweakTown's exclusive user experience rating and we find the KC2500 to be the fourth-best performing 1TB-class flash-based SSD we've tested to date. Gen3, Gen4, sequential numbers, who cares? User experience is what matters, and Kingston's KC2500 is an absolute beast where it matters most.

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Highlights? Well, the KC2500 provides us with plenty of those. 16K random read IOPS at QD1 is rare to see but, the KC2500 served that up like it was no big deal. Heavy consumer type workloads that typically crush lesser SSDs proved to be no match for the KC2500. But by far, the most impressive dish the KC2500 is serving up is undoubtedly gaming performance.

The KC2500 delivered the second-best flash-based game level loading performance we've ever seen. And because it is readily available and the one flash-based SSD that beat it is not, we are going to declare the KC2500 to be the best flash-based gaming SSD available. Because of this incredible feat, Kingston's KC2500 has earned TweakTown's highest award.


  • Gaming
  • Heavy Workloads
  • 5-Year Warranty


  • None
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Overall Rating96%

The Bottom Line

Heavy workload master and a gaming juggernaught.

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