DC1500M U.2 Enterprise SSD
Enterprise Data Center U.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

DC1500M U.2 Enterprise SSD Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVME Storage for Mixed-Use Workloads

Kingston DC1500M U.2 NVMe SSD features high-storage capacity and enhanced enterprise performance. It offers a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe design to deliver latency and IOPS consistency. DC1500M is backed by strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.

The U.2 form factor design (2.5”, 15mm) works seamlessly with the latest generation servers and storage arrays utilizing PCIe and U.2 backplanes. DC1500M is hot pluggable eliminating the challenges of serviceable PCIe storage.

  • Enterprise-class U.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x4 SSD
  • Exceptional speeds up to 3GB/s
  • Predictable low-latency and I/O consistency
  • On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP)

It boasts enterprise-class features such as end-to-end data path protection, namespace management, power loss protection (PLP), and telemetry monitoring for increased data center reliability. Backed by Kingston’s legendary pre- and post-sales support and a five-year limited warranty1. Capacities range from 960GB to 7.6TB2.


The "mixed-use" workload drive makes it ideal for running a wide range of customer applications including:

  • Virtualization
  • High performance cloud service
  • Web hosting caching
  • High-resolution media capture and transport
  • ERP, CRM, GL, OLAP, OLTP, ERM, BI, and EDW workloads

Key Features

Data Center NVMe performance

Data Center NVMe performance

Incredible I/O consistency with sustained speeds of up to 3GB/s and 510K IOPS.

Enterprise-Class Mixed-Use Storage

Enterprise-Class Mixed-Use Storage

An exceptional balance of consistent I/O delivery with high read and write IOPS performance to manage a wide range of transactional workloads.

Reduce Application Latencies

Reduce Application Latencies

Quality of Service (QoS) delivers ultra-low transactional latency for large data sets and various web-based applications.

On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP)

On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP)

Enterprise-class protection to reduce possibility of data loss or corruption on ungraceful powerfails.

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        Form Factor U.2, 2.5” x 15mm
        Interface PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4
        Capacities2 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
        NAND 3D TLC
        Sequential Read/Write 960GB – 3,100/1,700MB/s
        1.92TB – 3,300/2,700MB/s
        3.84TB – 3,100/2,700MB/s
        7.68TB – 3,100/2,700MB/s
        Steady-State 4k Read/Write 960GB – 440,000/150,000 IOPS
        1.92TB – 510,000/220,000 IOPS
        3.84TB – 480,000/210,000 IOPS
        7.68TB – 420,000/200,000 IOPS
        Latency Quality of Service (QoS)3,4,5 99.9 - Read/Write: <110 µs / <206 µs
        Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling Yes
        Power Loss Protection (Power Caps) Yes
        Namespace Management Support Yes - 64 Namespaces supported
        Enterprise Diagnostics Telemetry, Media Wear, Temperature, Health and Error Logs, etc
        Endurance 960GB – 1681 TBW6 (1 DWPD/5yrs)6 (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)6
        1.92TB – 3362 TBW6 (1 DWPD/5yrs)6 (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)6
        3.84TB – 6725 TBW6 (1 DWPD/5yrs)6 (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)6
        7.68TB – 13450 TBW6 (1 DWPD/5yrs)6 (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)6
        Power Consumption 960GB – Idle: 6.30W Average Read: 6.21W Average Write: 11.40W Max Read: 6.60W Max Write: 12.24W
        1.92TB – Idle: 6.60W Average Read: 6.30W Average Write: 13.7W Max Read: 6.63W Max Write: 15.36W
        3.84TB – Idle: 6.8W Average Read: 6.40W Average Write: 14.20W Max Read: 7W Max Write: 16W
        7.68TB – Idle: 7W Average Read: 7.30W Average Write: 17.14W Max Read: 8.16W Max Write: 20.88W
        Operating temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
        Dimensions 100.09mm x 69.84mm x 14.75mm
        Weight 960GB – 145g
        1.92TB – 150g
        3.84TB – 155g
        7.68TB – 160g
        Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
        Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
        MTBF 2 million hours
        Warranty/support1 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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