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2013 Flash Press Release

Kingston Introduces New Enterprise SSD to Support Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

  • New E50 SSD Joins Kingston’s Leading Enterprise SSD Family
  • Helps Organizations Achieve Maximum Performance with Lower Associated Costs
  • Offers Advanced Data Integrity and 24/7 Intelligent Power Failure Protection

VMworld 2013, San Francisco, CA and Fountain Valley, CA – August 26, 2013 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E50, the company’s latest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD). SSDNow E50 enables performance-focused organizations that do not have heavy endurance needs to obtain the same enterprise-level performance as Kingston’s SSDNow E100 but at a more cost-effective price point. A leader in memory solutions since 1987, Kingston® will exhibit at VMworld (Booth 1647) to showcase the new drive.

SSDNow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualization performance. SSDNow E50 helps alleviate I/O latencies and server bottlenecks by providing greater IOPS and higher bandwidth

SSDNow E50 features advanced data integrity protection via DuraWrite™ technology that extends the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of Flash writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. RAISE™ reduces the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, over and above standard error code correction. SSDNow E50 surpasses competitive market offerings with its robust intelligent power failure protection to prevent data loss in the event of a power outage or interruption.

“We found that there was a demand within our customer base and partner community for an SSD that offers enterprise-strength reliability and superior features but with lower endurance capabilities and associated costs,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Based on this feedback, we developed SSDNow E50 and are pleased to further expand Kingston’s SSD family to support the evolving needs of our customers and partners.”

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found here along with more information, including a timeline of Kingston's history. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002

Kingston SSDNow E50 Features & Specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5", 7mm height
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 100GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Controller: SandForce-SF2581
  • Encryption: AES 128bit
  • Sequential Read/Write2: SATA Rev. 3.0 –
    • 100GB – up to 550/530MB/s
    • 240GB – up to 550/530MB/s
    • 480GB – up to 530/500MB/s
  • Maximum 4k Read/ Write2:
    • 100GB — 85,000/ 80,000 IOPS
    • 240GB — 85,000/ 73,000 IOPS
    • 480GB — 74,000/ 36,000 IOPS
  • Random 4k Read/ Write2:
    • 100GB — 27,000/ 82,000 IOPS
    • 240GB — 48,000/ 72,000 IOPS
    • 480GB — 53,000/ 32,000 IOPS
  • Additional Features: Enterprise SMART Tools
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW) 3:
    • 100GB – 310TB 3 DWPD4
    • 240GB – 739TB 3 DWPD4
    • 480GB – 1747TB 3 DWPD4
  • Power Consumption:
    • 100GB – 1.26 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg / 1.44 W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write
    • 240GB – 1.25 W Idle / 1.27 W Avg / 1.43 W (MAX) Read / 2.74 W (MAX) Write
    • 480GB – 1.29 W Idle / 1.31 W Avg / 1.47 W (MAX) Read / 3.2 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperatures: 40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperatures: 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)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: three-year warranty with free technical support
Kingston SSDNow E50 Features and Specifications
Part Number Capacity and Features
SE50S37/100G 100GB stand-alone enterprise SSD
SE50S37/240G 240GB stand-alone enterprise SSD
SE50S37/480G 480GB stand-alone enterprise SSD

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com

Editor's Note:

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/company/press/

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