Kingston Technology Releases Enterprise-Grade Data Center NVMe SSD Boot Drive

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For Release 6:08 a.m. PST, January 13, 2020:

Kingston Technology Releases Enterprise-Grade

Data Center NVMe SSD Boot Drive

• DC1000B Marks Kingston’s Entrance into NVMe Data Center Drives
• High-Performance M.2 NVMe PCIe; Gen 3.0 x 4 Interface
• 2280 Form Factor NVMe Server Boot Drive with Power-Loss Protection

Fountain Valley, CA – January 13, 2020 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the availability of a new data center SSD, the DC1000B M.2 NVMe boot drive. The new drive is ideal for servers shipping with one or two M.2 NVMe slots dedicated for boot purposes and thus preserving valuable front-loading 2.5″ drive bays for additional data storage. DC1000B is designed in a 2280 form factor that includes onboard power-loss protection and is engineered with 0.5DWPD4 endurance for extended service life. Kingston’s DC1000B boasts incredible performance with speeds of up to 3.2GB/s and 205K IOPS2 and is designed for booting, as well as caching and logging applications.
“While the M.2 form factor was originally designed for client machines, it’s small physical size and high performance make it attractive for server use,” said Keith Schimmenti, enterprise SSD business manager, Kingston. “DC1000B is purposefully built for the latest servers from both white box and Tier 1 server OEMs that utilize M.2 NVMe SSDs for boot purposes, as well as the ability to be configured as a local cache drive.”
DC1000B is a high-performance M.2 (2280) NVMe SSD using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 PCIe interface with 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. Ideally suited for use in high-volume rack-mount servers as an internal boot drive(s) as well as purpose-built systems where a high-performance M.2 SSD is needed that includes on-board power-loss protection (PLP). DC1000B is designed to deliver enterprise-level performance consistency and low-latency features typically not found on client SSDs.
DC1000B is available in 240GB and 480GB capacities1 and is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

Data Center 1000B Enterprise SSD Features & Specifications
M.2 (2280) NVMe Performance: Incredible speeds of up to 2.6GB/s and 200K IOPS.
Optimized Server Boot Drive: Enhanced for boot workloads as well as caching and logging applications.
On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection: Reduce the possibility of data loss and/or corruption on ungraceful power-off.
Maximize Drive Bays: Move boot drives internally frees up front loading drive bays for additional data storage.
Form Factor: M.2, 22mm x 80mm (2280)
Interface: PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4
Capacities1: 240GB, 480GB
Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption
Sequential Read/Write:
o 240GB – 2,200MBs/290MBs
o 480GB – 3,200MBs/565MBs
Steady-State 4k Read/Write2:
o 240GB – 111,000/12,000 IOPS
o 480GB – 205,000/20,000 IOPS
Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:
o 240GB – 248TBW
o 480GB – 475TBW
Latency Read (Avg): 161µs
Latency Write (Avg): 75µs
Power-Loss Protection (Power Caps): Yes
Enterprise SMART tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, SSD life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
o 240GB — (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)4
o 480GB — (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)4
Power Consumption:
o 240GB: Idle: 1.82W Average Read: 1.71W Average Write: 3.16W 
Max Read: 1.81W Max Write: 3.56W
o 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:
o 240GB – 8g 
o 480GB – 9g 
• Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
• Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
 MTBF: 2 million hours
 Warranty/support5: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
Kingston DC1000B
Part Number                                           Capacity
                                                                                                                          SEDC1000BM8/240G                           240GB Data Center DC1000B NVMe SSD
            SEDC1000BM8/480G                           480GB Data Center DC1000B NVMe SSD

1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at
2 Measurement taken once the workload has reached steady state but including all background activities required for normal operation and data reliability.
3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A). 
4 Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) derived from the JEDEC Enterprise Workload (JESD219A).
5 Limited warranty based on 5 years or SSD “Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager ( A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See for details.

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 877-546-4786 or visit

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.
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