[SOLVED] What is the difference between Kingston nvme SKC3000D and SKC3000S?

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Anyone ever try to ask a question on the kingston.com website... why don't they just save their customers and potential customers the aggravation and instead of a fake chat function and impossible email contact, just come out and say, We really don't want to hear from you...
I can't find the answer to my question about the diff between the two: SKC3000D and SKC3000S. I was looking at it in 2TB on newegg.ca where they have a great price right now--and it is the D version. But amazon has the same thing--except it's the S version, and nowhere can I find an answer to the question online (so far)
 
Kingston's brochure associates "S" with 512GB and 1TB capacities, and "D" with 2TB and 4TB capacities.

https://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KC3000_en.pdf

KC3000 SSD

SKC3000S/512G
SKC3000S/1024G
SKC3000D/2048G
SKC3000D/4096G
Perhaps the boards are Single-sided and Double-sided ???

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https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/kingston-kc3000

The drive deploys an ultra-thin graphene-aluminum heat spreader that lets it fit into slots too small for SSDs with finned metal heatsinks. While the 2TB and 4TB drives are double-sided, the 512GB and 1TB models have all their chips on one side of the stick.
 
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Could be something other than a technical/performance/component difference.

Such as one is intended to be sold through retail channels to people like you and I and the other is intended to be used by OEMs for use in pre-built computers. In that case, you might get in a jam if you tried to make a warranty claim on what you thought was a retail product....only to be told you have no warranty because you have an OEM product.

Or could be some difference in components that they'd rather not publicize and hope you don't notice....controller or something else.

But I have no idea. I played around with Google for 5 minutes and got nowhere.
 
Kingston's brochure associates "S" with 512GB and 1TB capacities, and "D" with 2TB and 4TB capacities.

https://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KC3000_en.pdf

KC3000 SSD

SKC3000S/512G
SKC3000S/1024G
SKC3000D/2048G
SKC3000D/4096G
Perhaps the boards are Single-sided and Double-sided ???

Edit:

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/kingston-kc3000

The drive deploys an ultra-thin graphene-aluminum heat spreader that lets it fit into slots too small for SSDs with finned metal heatsinks. While the 2TB and 4TB drives are double-sided, the 512GB and 1TB models have all their chips on one side of the stick.
 
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