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Optimized M.2 NVMe Server Boot Drive with PLP

DC1000B M.2 NVMe SSD Boot Drive for Enterprise Servers

Kingston’s Data Center DC1000B is a high-performance M.2 (2280) NVMe PCIe SSD using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 PCIe interface with 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. DC1000B offers data centers a cost-effective boot drive solution with the reassurance they are purchasing an SSD designed for server use. The DC1000B is ideally suited for use in high-volume rack-mount servers as an internal boot drive(s) as well as for use in purpose-built systems where a high-performance M.2 SSD is needed that includes on-board power loss protection (PLP).

  • M.2 (2280) NVMe PCIe SSD Gen 3.0 x 4, performance
  • NVMe for server boot workloads
  • Application optimized capacities keep costs low
  • On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) with AES-XTS 256bit

Enterprise Data Center NVMe Boot SSD
M.2 NVMe SSDs are evolving within the data center providing efficiencies in booting servers to preserve valuable front-loading drive bays for data storage. Whitebox and Tier 1 Server OEMs are beginning to equip server motherboards with one or sometimes two M.2 sockets for boot purposes. While the M.2 form-factor was originally designed as a client SSD form-factor, its small physical size and high performance make it attractive for server use. Not all SSD are created equal and using a client SSD in a server application may result in poor inconsistent performance.

Boot drives are used primarily for booting an OS, but in many use cases today the boot drive has a secondary purpose; logging application data and/or configured as a high-speed local cache drive. Therefore, the DC1000B was designed with added endurance (0.5 DWPD for 5yrs) to handle the OS workload as well as the extra write workload of caching and data logging. In addition to being designed for long term reliability the DC1000B is designed to deliver enterprise level performance consistency and low latency features typically not found on client SSDs. Available in 240GB and 480GB capacities1.

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Key Features

M.2 (2280) NVMe Performance

M.2 (2280) NVMe Performance

Incredible speeds of up to 2.6GB/s and 200K IOPS.

Optimized Server Boot Drive

Optimized Server Boot Drive

Enhanced for boot workloads as well as caching and logging applications.

On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection

On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection

Reduce the possibility of data loss and/or corruption on ungraceful power-off.

Maximize Drive Bays

Maximize Drive Bays

Move boot drives internally frees up front loading drive bays for additional data storage.

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        Form Factor M.2, 22mm x 80mm (2280)
        Interface PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4
        Capacities1 240GB, 480GB
        NAND 3D TLC
        Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) AES 256-bit Encryption
        Sequential Read/Write 240GB – 2,200MBs/290MBs
        480GB – 3,200MBs/565MBs
        Steady-State 4k Read/Write2 240GB – 111,000/12,000 IOPS
        480GB – 205,000/20,000 IOPS
        Latency Read (Avg) 161µs
        Latency Write (Avg) 75µs
        Power Loss Protection (Power Caps) Yes
        SMART health monitoring and telemetry SMART, Telemetry and other Enterprise Class Diagnostic capabilities
        Endurance 240GB — 248TBW (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)3
        480GB — 475TBW (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)3
        Power Consumption 240GB: Idle: 1.82W Average Read: 1.71W Average Write: 3.16W Max Read: 1.81W Max Write: 3.56W
        480GB: Idle: 1.90W Average Read: 1.74W Average Write: 4.88W Max Read: 1.81W Max Write: 5.47W
        Storage temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
        Operating temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
        Dimensions 80mm x 22mm x 3.8mm
        Weight 240GB – 8g
        480GB – 9g
        Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
        Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
        MTBF 2 million hours
        Warranty/support4 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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