No doubt Kingston is still the crowned industry leader of memory components in the world, spanning across portfolios of both volatile and non-volatile products. How did they manage to stay on top for so many years? The answer is simple: Create products based on what customers need by considering factors that are practical and relevant to the problem at hand. As such, we’ll be taking a look at some of the recent items introduced by them.
Launched during the Q2 of this year in Malaysia, the NV1 PCIe NVMe SSD is the latest product substantial storage solution sitting within the comfort zone of even the most budget spenders in the market due to its focus on providing the most bang-for-the-buck value on a dollar per GB storage scale. With access speeds of 2.1GB/s reads and 1.7GB/s writes that start from RM269, it has been shipped under high demands from users around the world, particularly those looking for flash-based backup storage with the M.2 2280 form factor.
For those who can shell out a bit more funds, the KC2500 PCIe NVMe SSD delivers even more performance by manufacturing the product with 96 layers of 3D TLC NAND flash governed by a Silicon Motion controller for a top-class 3.5GB/s reads and 2.9GB/s writes access speed under the PCIe Gen3x4 protocol. Systems that constantly move large files will notice almost no performance throttle thanks to the onboard DRAM cache that sustains the immense performance and overall endurance. Workflow improvements in workstations, media servers, and high-performance computing environment without the need to approach industry-leading hardware is where the KC2500 shines the most.
Sticking to the topic of workstations, the Kingston Workflow Station and Readers is the brand’s answer to the longing problems of most content creators out there: Insufficient ports for the sheer number of external devices needed to be connected to their PC and laptop. Starting off with the Workflow Station Dock, it is fitted with 4 USB-C 3.2 docks that a wide range of Readers standards of USB miniHub (USB-A + USB-C), SD, and microSD to quickly move files from all 4 storage at once at blazing fast speed. As the Readers are fully modular and be removed with ease, content creators will only need to bring around the Station Dock and the required Readers to any remote location and work onsite instantly.
Pricing and Availability
All of the products from Kingston are readily available for purchase in Malaysia at the following RRP.
- Kingston NV1 PCIe NVMe SSD: Starts from RM269 (500GB)
- Kingston KC2500 PCIe NVMe SSD: Starts from RM249 (250GB)
- Kingston Workflow Station and Readers: RM403 (Dock), RM105 (SD / microSD Reader)
Meanwhile, if you are interested in our verdicts about the PCIe NVME SSDs, we did have a review about them so take a look at them for additional reference and in-depth information.