Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe SSD Review

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Large File Transfer and Backup File Read

Real World File Transfer


Let’s see how real-world performance was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to measure write performance by copying a 30.6GB folder of movies off from the drive being tested back to itself to see how performance looks. This action is basically a long linear sequential write operation and punishes the SLC Cache on many drives.

Kingston KC2500 1TB SSD Large Movie File Write Test

When it comes to writing a bunch of data to the drive without any breaks, the Kingston KC2500 finished our workload with an average speed of 778.2 MB/s. That score puts it in the middle of the pack for a fairly long sustained write operation.

Custom Read File Test

The next custom test that we are going to do is how fast each drive can read a compressed folder. For this we backed up a Steam copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the test file. The compressed folder contains 59 titles and is 27.3 GB (29,409,916,771 bytes) in size.

Kingston KC2500 1TB SSD Compressed Folder Read Test

When it comes to reading a compressed Steam Backup file the Kingston KC2500 averaged 1.7 GB/s during the read operation and that is the 5th fastest drive in our charts.

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