Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD and ValueRAM DDR5 announced!
Following the launch of the gaming-oriented Kingston FURY Renegade SSD and FURY Beast DDR5 memory, we now have the more mainstream options available from Kingston. They have just announced the Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD and the Kingston ValueRAM DDR5 memory.
Kingston KC3000 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
The new Kingston KC3000 is based on the same Phison E18 controller as the Kingston FURY Renegade SSD, although it is specced slightly lower. With lower speed and lower endurance, Kingston might be using slightly different NAND flash here for the Kingston KC3000. In any case, it is still really fast, promising up to 7000MB/s read and write speeds.
Similar to its gaming-oriented sibling though, you get a low-profile graphene aluminum heatspreader that helps to dissipate the heat from the drive. Durability ranges from 400TBW for the 512GB capacity, all the way up to 3.2PBW for the 4096GB. That’s 3200TBW, if you aren’t inclined to do the math. You get a similar 5-year warranty. The Kingston KC3000 is already available on Shopee at the following prices:
- 512GB: RM499
- 1024GB: RM812
- 2048GB: RM1824
- 4096GB: RM4664
Kingston ValueRAM DDR5
For the Kingston ValueRAM DDR5, Kingston will be offering only 16GB DIMM rated for up to DDR5-4800 CL40. You can also get them in pairs to take full advantage of the full dual-channel configuration. These specs are pretty standard for DDR5, and you get all the benefits of DDR5, including improved performance and efficiency. Unfortunately they do come with a rather unsightly green PCB, so you might want to get some third-party heatsinks to make it look better.
Pricing and availability is currently unknown. The Kingston ValueRAM DDR5 is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Pokdepinion: The Kingston KC3000 definitely arrived at the right time. With PCIe 4.0 systems becoming mainstream, and the relatively reasonable prices of the drives, it sure looks good!