Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe SSD Review

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SPECworkstation 3 Benchmark

The SPECworkstation 3 was introduced in 2018 and features 30 workloads containing nearly 140 tests. The developer updated the storage workloads that are based on traces of nearly two-dozen applications. We ran the storage workload (WPCstorge) and are using the results from just three of the tests to show the performance difference between the SSDs that we are testing. Individual scores are generated for each test and a composite score for each category is calculated based on a reference machine, yielding a “bigger is better” result. We are using the actual ‘raw score’ result in three tests that we want to show actual transfer rates rather than a composite score.

The first workload that we will be showing is a trace that uses Microsoft Visual Studio to compile a build of Mozilla Firefox browser. The KC2500 1TB NVMe SSD finished this workload with a read speed of 1074.5 MB/s.

Kingston KC2500 1TB SPECworkstation Storage Test Mozilla

The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the Kingston KC2500 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD finished with 503.2 MB/s on the read speed and 189.8 MB/s on the write side.

Kingston KC2500 1TB SPECworkstation Storage Test Handbrake

In the 7zip workload the Kingston KC2500 finished in the middle of the pack just ahead of the HP SSD EX950 2TB drive.

Kingston KC2500 1TB SPECworkstation Storage Test 7zip

 

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