TAIPEI, TAIWAN −− Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced today the new Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs. DC500R is optimized for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimized for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs in the DC500 Series implement Kingston’s strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads.
DC500R is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot up, web servers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases and real-time analytics. Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects can leverage the drive’s consistent I/O and latency performance to deliver the QoS needed in demanding read-centric environments. At .5 DWPD (drive writes per day), DC500R allows IT administrators to maximize their investment in storage hardware with a drive that delivers on performance, endurance and reliability.
“Eighty (80) percent of all enterprise SSDs deployed in data centers require less than one (1) DWPD,” Kingston indicated. “As data centers seek the optimal balance between application-required endurance, capacity and cost, this trend is expected to continue.”
DC500M is designed for mixed-use workloads in applications that have a more even balance of read and write I/O demands on the SSD. It is ideal for Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects who need a flexible infrastructure to effectively adapt and manage transactional workloads. These workloads include AI, big data analytics, Cloud computing, database applications, data warehousing, machine learning and operational databases. With an endurance rating of 1.3 DWPD, DC500M is ideal for the high-volume rack-mount server market for internal drive bay upgrades, hyperscale data center servers and Cloud service providers requiring low-cost, high-performance storage subsystems.
“Quality of Service in an enterprise SSD is essential for Cloud computing applications that require predictable storage performance levels and meet customer service level agreements. The new DC500 Series SSDs deliver excellent performance to intensive data center applications from the development stage of the application to the end-user customer experience downstream,” said Kingston. “To ensure the security of user data, DC500 incorporates end-to-end data path protection and power-loss protection to safeguard data in-flight in the event of sudden power loss. This is the optimal data center storage solution when you combine its enterprise-class reliability and strict QoS requirements along with Kingston’s legendary pre- and post-sales support.”
The Data Center 500 Series is available in 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB and 3.84TB capacities.
Data Center DC500 Enterprise SSD features & specifications:
Data Center DC500 Enterprise SSD Features & Specifications:
Optimized for read-intensive applications (DC500R): Responsiveness from low latency and consistent I/O performance delivers businesses the QoS needed in demanding read-centric workloads.
Optimized for mixed-use applications (DC500M): An exceptional balance of consistent I/O delivery and high read and write IOPS performance to manage a wide range of transactional workloads.
Reduce application latencies: Data center’s hosting databases and various web-based applications can leverage the predictable I/O and latency performance.
Data Integrity Protection: ECC protection with advanced read/disturb management safeguards against data corruption for end-to-end data protection.
On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection: Reduce the possibility of data loss and/or corruption on ungraceful power fails via power capacitors and firmware.
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacities1: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB
NAND: 3D TLC
Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption
Quality of Service (Latency)2 3 4: TYP Read/Write: <500 µs / <2 ms Hot-Plug Capable Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling Enterprise SMART tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100mm x 7mm Weight: 92.34g Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz) Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz) MTBF: 2 million hours Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support