Over at Kingston, the KC3000 2 TB SSD has been marked down to its lowest price yet. This high-performance SSD usually goes for around $206 but today is available for $169.

This offer is part of Kingston’s early Black Friday sale but it’s not clear for how long it will be offered. It’s also worth noting the purchase includes free shipping.

Kingston KC3000 2 TB SSD: was $206, now $169 at Kingston

This offer applies to the 2 TB edition of the KC3000 SSD but this drive comes in a range of capacities including 500 GB, 1 TB, and 4 TB. All of the drives in this line are compatible with PCIe Gen 4.0 interfaces.

According to Kingston, the KC3000 is driven by the Phison PS5018-E18 controller. This SSD is capable of reaching read/write speeds of 7000/7000 MB/s.

This drive is supported by a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty from Kingston that voids should the drive reach 1600 TBW.

Visit the Kingston KC3000 2 TB SSD product page at the Kingston web store for more details and purchase options.

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  • Threska - Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - link

    I suspect their history might come back and bite them.

    https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184253-ssd-sha...
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  • Samus - Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - link

    Everyone does this now. Even with hard drives.

    The worst part is the industries' excuse is technically plausible these days: supply chain inconsistencies constantly necessitate component substitution, so often that changing the SKU, product ID or even packaging is somewhere between difficult and cost prohibitive.

    Imagine 100,000 boxes are ordered for 100,000 drives. 30,000 drives could only be built with components A and B, 20,000 drives were then built with components A and C, and yet another shortage and supplier shift caused the remaining 50,000 drives to be built with components C and D, resulting in half the drives having absolutely nothing in common with the initial batch. This doesn't really happen at Hynix or Samsung, but has actually plagued vertically integrated vendors such as WD\Sandisk, where internally they had component shortages and had to use alternate revisions.

    Kingston is in a really tough spot because they are entirely dependent on third parties. They always have been. And that's why their SSD's have always been a gamble.
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  • Einy0 - Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - link

    Damn, I wish I read that before I ordered one. I saw the benchmarks for it and was thinking wow that is a great deal.

    Damn these manufacturers and their games!
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  • Threska - Thursday, November 24, 2022 - link

    Storagereview gives their review.

    https://youtu.be/zGjlvDSXdqA
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