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  • Capacities1 : 800GB – 3.2TB

    Read2 : up to 6,800MB/s

    Write2 : up to 6,000MB/s

    Features : NVMe PCIe Gen. 3 x 8

    Capacities1 : 480GB – 3.84TB

    Read2 : up to 555MB/s

    Write2 : up to 525MB/s

    Features : I/O Consistency and Low Latency

  • 800GB – 3.2TB
    480GB – 3.84TB
  • up to 6,800MB/s
    up to 555MB/s
  • up to 6,000MB/s
    up to 525MB/s
  • NVMe PCIe Gen. 3 x 8
    I/O Consistency and Low Latency

DC500 Data Center SSD

Kingston’s Data Center 500 series (DC500R/DC500M) are high performance 6Gbps SATA SSD using the latest 3D TLC NAND designed for read-centric and mixed-use server workloads. They implement strict QoS requirements to ensure consistent random I/O performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP) with power capacitors ensures that data-in-flight is written to the NAND to reduce the likelihood of data corruption.


  • Predictable random I/O performance and latencies over a wide range of workloads
  • Read-centric design for performance in high read intensive workloads (DC500R)
  • Mixed-use design for balanced performance in high read/write intensive workloads (DC500M)
  • I/O Consistency and Low Latency
  • On-board (PLP) power loss

Form factor: 2.5 Inch

SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)

480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB


Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption

Sequential Read/Write{{Footnote.N48568}}:
480GB – 555/500MB/s
960GB – 555/525MB/s
1.92TB – 555/525MB/s
3.84TB – 555/520MB/s

Steady-State Random 4k Read/Write{{Footnote.N48568}}:
480GB – 98,000/12,000 IOPS
960GB – 98,000/20,000 IOPS
1.92TB – 98,000/24,000 IOPS
3.84TB – 98,000/28,000 IOPS

Quality of Service (Latency){{Footnote.N47722}},{{Footnote.N47723}},{{Footnote.N52000}}: - TYP Read/Write: <500 µ / <2 ms

Hot-Plug Capable

Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling

Enterprise SMART tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature

480GB – 438TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.5 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
960GB – 876TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.5 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
1.92TB – 1752TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.5 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
3.84TB – 3504TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.5 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
480GB – 1139TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (1.3 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
960GB – 2278TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (1.3 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
1.92TB – 4555TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (1.3 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}
3.84TB – 9110TBW{{Footnote.N37133}} (1.3 DWPD){{Footnote.N37134}}

Power Consumption:
Idle: 1.56W
Average: 1.6W
Max Read: 1.8W
Max Write: 4.86W

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{{Footnote.N39213}}: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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Enterprise-Level Server SSDs
Server Virtualization

Random I/O and high data access demands can be severely impacted by traditional mechanical hard drives in a virtualized host. Retrieving data and servicing enterprise applications and users have become limiting factors in overall system performance. Kingston solid-state drives (SSDs) are the ideal storage accelerator solution for virtualized workloads and contribute to a fundamental goal of virtualization by doing more with less.

Cloud Computing

As cloud-based storage becomes increasingly popular, new demands are being placed on the storage infrastructure. A tiered storage model ensures that an organization has the right data on the right tier to maximize not only cost but also performance. The fast-retrieving capabilities of SSDs enable cloud services to operate at peak efficiency for each type of data being processed.

IT Applications

Kingston’s SATA 3.0 Enterprise SSDs provide users with very fast data access for a wide variety of enterprise applications. They can be used as direct attached storage replacements for hard disk drives in a server or reside in external arrays to speed up storage-bound applications.

Technical Briefs and Videos
Enterprise vs client SSDs

What sets enterprise solid-state drives apart from client SSDs?
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Analyze drive data with Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
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Measuring Write Amplification Factor in solid-state drives
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Solid-State Drive Testing 101

Testing is a cornerstone of our commitment to deliver the most reliable products on the market. 

We perform rigorous tests on all of our products during each stage of production. These tests ensure quality control throughout the entire manufacturing process.

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Maintaining Performance and Endurance via Over-provisioning (OP)

To avoid a scenario where the SSD is filled to full capacity with invalid pages, over-provisioning is used by the SSD controller’s garbage collection function as a temporary workspace to manage scheduled valid page merges and reclaim blocks filled with invalid (or deleted) pages.
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Quality of Service (QoS)
Data Centre 500 Series SSDs (DC500R / DC500M) – Consistency, predictability of latency (response time) and IOPS (I/Os Per Second) performance.
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Power Loss Protection (PLP)

PLP protection / Pfail offers hardware and firmware-based protection
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Configuring OP on Kingston’s DC400 SSD

It’s easy to set OP to increase performance or endurance to meet the goals of a specific application or workload
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Understanding Over-provisioning (OP)

After an SSD is assembled, the SSD manufacturer can reserve an additional percentage of the total drive capacity for Over-Provisioning (OP) during firmware programming.
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Benefits of Over-Provisioning (OP)

Over-provisioning can improve SSD endurance, performance and more.
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Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) calculations use the TBW specification of a drive to calculate the number of times that the user capacity of a drive can be written per day over the warranty period (or a different number of years).
Read Brief

Caltech professor Harvey Newman describes how data generated by CERN (the Large Hadron Collider) is analysed and shared between different research facilities around the world and how the DCP1000 plays a key role in the distribution and processing of this data for scientific discoveries.
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Understanding NVMe and SSD Technology

What is NVMe? NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that defines a command and feature set for PCIe-based SSDs – Efficiently increase performance.
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Understanding What’s New in SSD Technology
Maximising SSD Performance and Endurance with Overprovisioning

Learn how Overprovisioning can reduce access latency time, maintain high performance levels and help meet endurance and service life expectancy.
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End-to-End Data Protection

End-to-End Data Protection protects customer’s data as soon as it is transferred by the host system to the SSD, and then from the SSD to the host computer. All Kingston SSDs incorporate this protection.
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Read reports on SSD-related topics.

“Software-Defined Storage”

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“Windows Server 2016 Memory and Storage Expert Guide”

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“Migrating to Windows Server 2012”

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“Observations From Desktop Virtualization Projects”

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“Database Performance with Enterprise-Class Kingston SSDs”

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“Memory and SSD Optimization in Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012”

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“Upgrading your old system with SSD vs. performance of new system with hard drive”

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Case Studies

Learn how companies like yours put SSDs to work in enterprise environments.

A variety of customer case studies based upon product experience and highlights.
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1.8Mio IOPS

Big data analysis benefits from 1.8 million transactions per second support
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* Benchmark scores, results and test methodology stated in published reviews and articles are at the sole discretion of the reviewer and website or publication. Individual results may vary due to the revision of hardware, host hardware, software and usage.

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