Like all major brands Kingston will be releasing a Gen4 NVMe solid state drive in 2020. The big thing with Kingston is that they really focus on performance to cost ratio, that is really evident with their current A2000 drive. At CES this year they were teasing a M.2 NVMe SSD codenamed “Grandview” which features the the latest PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface and NVMe 1.4 protocol.
The drive makes use of Marvell’s “Whistler Plus” 12nm controller which has 4 flash channels, and 1.2 GT/s per channel bandwidth. The drive will be available in capacities ranging from 500GB to 2TB in the second half of 2020. Kingston did not reveal performance numbers.
Kingston was also demoing their new “Seccos” PCI-Express 3.0 x4 drive, which will make use of an unnamed controller and 3D TLC NAND. This drive will be available in capacities ranging from 250GB all the way up to 2TB.
They had this drive installed in a system and a run of CrystalDiskMark showed the drive with a sequential read and writes of 3438 MB/s and 2851 MB/s respectively.