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Kingston's First NVMe SSD, The KC1000

Kingston has reintroduced the KC1000 NVMe SSD. We first saw the drive in January at CES, but the company wanted to hold the details until the official launch. Seemingly, that is in the very near future--mid June.
The KC series has historically targeted system builders and corporations upgrading systems en masse. Kingston released several client SSDs under the KC brand, and many of them were tuned for increased stability and longevity but share similar hardware with models from the standard consumer product line. The KC1000 press release seems to turn the tables and take this series in a slightly different direction.
 
"The demands of today’s performance power users are constantly being put to the test as new data-intensive applications push the boundaries of what can be achieved with even the market’s high performance professional workstations and most powerful gaming rigs,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “KC1000 is the perfect solution to meet the needs of media and design professionals, gaming enthusiasts and anyone who needs ultra-low latency storage performance to end data bottlenecks. This native NVMe device offers one of the industry’s most powerful storage solutions for high-resolution content delivery, virtual reality applications, accelerated game play or a competitive edge for the creative professional on tight deadlines.”
 
Gamers, power users, and enthusiasts have always been directed to the HyperX brand, but in recent years that series shifted to target gamers exclusively. Kingston calls the KC1000 an "Ultimate Storage Upgrade for HD Video, PC Enthusiasts, Gaming and More." The release later identified a list of specific application categories the series will perform well in:
 
High-resolution video editing Virtual and augmented reality applications CAD software applications Streaming media Graphically intensive video games Data visualization Real-time analytics  
It seems the KC series may begin to target a wider audience with the introduction of the first Kingston NVMe SSD.
 
 
The KC1000 series ships in three capacity sizes, but there are a total of six product SKUs. For each capacity, the drives ships as either a bare drive or with a half-height, half-length (HHHL) add-in card adapter. The performance coming from the Phision PS5007-E7 controller paired with Toshiba 15nm planar NAND looks strong. The sequential read performance reaches 2,700 MB/s, and the sequential writes are 900 MB/s for the 240GB model and 1,600 MB/s for the two largest-capacity drives. Random performance is also impressive, with up to 290,000 IOPS (225,000 for the 240GB). Users can reach up to 190,000 random write IOPS.
 
Kingston backs the KC1000 series with a generous five-year limited warranty with ample endurance figures that reach as high as 1PB for the 960GB drive.
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Gimgak

Preordering Fallout 4?

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Gimgak    1

You think it's worth it?

 

I'm kind of on edge here. I know it'll be a great game, but Bethesda games come out insanely glitchy. It seems that waiting a few weeks might be a good idea, but then again the experience of playing through things for the first time with everyone might be worth it.

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Empire    82

I haven't really thought about it. When GTAV came out, every since then there has been updates after updates that's because people keep on using mods in game and Rockstar doesn't want that. As for Fallout 4 I'm not going to get it since I haven't played the others

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Gimgak    1

It's really worth checking out, in my opinion. Fallout 3 and New Vegas may be showing their age on consoles but on PC is where things are at really, and there's just insane modding opportunities available with them. 

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Shole    2

Probably the only game that is worth to pre-order right now is Fallout 4. I mean with those features and those graphics it's basically apocalyptic Skyrim, and we all know how good Skyrim is :D

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sam jackson    0

After the worldwide success of Fallout 4, all gamers and Fallout fans are desperately waiting for Fallout 5 release.

http://fallout5news.com/

Bethesda has already started the pre-production of the Fallout 5 series. Though, there has been no official declaration in this regard.

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Empire    82
15 hours ago, Demon_skeith said:

The series does look fun, but its not my kind of game to play.

It's been out for some time now, @knwolf30 has been getting onto playing it and he might reply here with some great gaming times and whatnot. 

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