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Solid-State Drive FAQs

All your SSD questions answered

What does wear-levelling mean? Is it important?

Why does my SSD have less capacity than some others?

Will my SSD wear out or lose performance the longer I use it?

What is DuraWrite?

What is RAISE technology?

Do Kingston SSDs use Garbage Collection?

Do these drives employ wear-levelling?

What are SMART attributes?

Which Kingston solid-state drives offer Enterprise SMART technology?

When you install the drive, is the encryption ready out of the box?

What type of encryption does the KC300 use?

With drive encryption do I still need to enable a password for complete protection on my KC300?

How do I know if my system supports the ATA Security Command?

What does my OEM call the password mechanism?

Where is the password stored?

Is the password encrypted?

Can this drive be centrally managed?

Can a master-level authentication access the user data?

Can you use this drive in external enclosure via USB or e-SATA?

Kingston solid-state drives are the ideal performance upgrade for consumers and organisations alike. Available in a wide range of models and capacities, Kingston SSDs extend the lifecycle of PCs and provide improved speed, performance and reliability when compared to traditional hard drives.

Backed by a two, three or five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability, Kingston solid-state drives provide data security combined with future-proof performance for complete peace of mind.

If you have any questions about Kingston solid-state drives, read on for the answers. If your question isn’t covered here, please visit the product pages listed below or contact a Kingston representative.

What does the acronym SSD mean?

What are the differences between an SSD and an HDD?

Why do SSDs cost more than HDDs?

How much faster is an SSD?

Are there any trade-offs when choosing an SSD over an HDD?

Are Kingston’s solid-state drives built using NAND Flash or DRAM memory?

What Operating Systems (OS) are supported?

Do Kingston solid-state drives require any special drivers?

Can I use a Kingston solid-state drive in any system?

Can Kingston solid-state drives be used for RAID?

Can Kingston solid-state drives be connected to SAS-based systems?

Can I transfer data or OS from an existing HDD to a new SSD?

IOPS are mentioned in the SSD materials. What are they?

Does an SSD require defragmenting like an HDD?

What is the difference between TCG Opal 1 and TCG Opal 2?

What is IEEE1667?

What is Microsoft eDrive?

What is the Revert Utility?

Why is the Revert Utility needed?

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