Kingston Technology Launches New Data Center 500 Series SSDs Optimised for Both Read and Mixed-Use Workloads

Kingston Technology Launches New Data Center 500 Series SSDs Optimised for Both Read and Mixed-Use Workloads

 

  • New DC500 Series Implements Strict QoS Requirements for Predictable

 

I/O and Low-Latency Performance

 

Sunbury on Thames, UK – March 18, 2019 – Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced its new Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs. DC500R is optimised for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimised for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs in the DC500 Series implement Kingston’s strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads.

DC500R is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot up, web servers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases and real-time analytics. Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects can leverage the drive’s consistent I/O and latency performance to deliver the QoS needed in demanding read-centric environments. At .5 DWPD (drive writes per day), DC500R allows IT administrators to maximise their investment in storage hardware with a drive that delivers on performance, endurance and reliability.

DC500M is designed for mixed-use workloads in applications that have a more even balance of read and write I/O demands on the SSD. It is ideal for Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects who need a flexible infrastructure to effectively adapt and manage transactional workloads. These workloads include AI, big data analytics, Cloud computing, database applications, data warehousing, machine learning and operational databases. With an endurance rating of 1.3 DWPD, DC500M is ideal for the high-volume rack-mount server market for internal drive bay upgrades, hyperscale data centre servers and Cloud service providers requiring low-cost, high-performance storage subsystems.

 “Eighty (80) percent of all enterprise SSDs deployed in data centres require less than one (1) DWPD,” said Gregory Wong, president and principal analyst, Forward Insights. “As data centres seek the optimal balance between application-required endurance, capacity and cost, this trend is expected to continue.”

“Quality of Service in an enterprise SSD is essential for Cloud computing applications that require predictable storage performance levels and meet customer service level agreements. The new DC500 Series SSDs deliver excellent performance to intensive data centre applications from the development stage of the application to the end-user customer experience downstream,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager EMEA, Kingston. “To ensure the security of user data, DC500 incorporates end-to-end data path protection and power-loss protection to safeguard data in-flight in the event of sudden power loss. This is the optimal data centre storage solution when you combine its enterprise-class reliability and strict QoS requirements along with Kingston’s legendary pre- and post-sales support.”

            The Data Center 500 Series is available in 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB and 3.84TB capacities. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Data Center DC500 Enterprise SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Optimised for read-intensive applications (DC500R): Responsiveness from low latency and consistent I/O performance delivers businesses the QoS needed in demanding read-centric workloads.
  • Optimised for mixed-use applications (DC500M): An exceptional balance of consistent I/O delivery and high read and write IOPS performance to manage a wide range of transactional workloads.
  • Reduce application latencies: Data centre’s hosting databases and various web-based

applications can leverage the predictable I/O and latency performance.

  • Data Integrity Protection: ECC protection with advanced read/disturb management

safeguards against data corruption for end-to-end data protection.

  • On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection: Reduce the possibility of data loss and/or

corruption on ungraceful power fails via power capacitors and firmware.

    • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch.
    • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
    • Capacities1: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB (DC500M 3.84TB capacity available in later Q2)
    • NAND: 3D TLC
    • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write: (DC500R)

 

480GB – 555MBs/500MBs       960GB – 555MBs/525MBs

1.92TB – 555MBs/525MBs       3.84TB – 555MBs/520MBs

  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write: (DC500R)

 

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

  • Sequential Read/Write: (DC500M)

 

480GB – 555MBs/520MBs       960GB – 555MBs/520MBs

1.92TB – 555MBs/520MBs       3.84TB – 555MBs/520MBs

  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write: (DC500M)

 

480GB – 98,000/58,000 IOPS   960GB – 98,000/70,000 IOPS

1.92TB – 98,000/75,000 IOPS   3.84TB – 98,000/75,000 IOPS

    • Quality of Service (Latency)2 3 4: TYP Read/Write: <500 µs / <2 ms
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling

 

  • Enterprise SMART tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining,

wear leveling, temperature

  • Endurance:

 

DC500R:

480GB — 438TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6                960GB — 876TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6

1.92TB — 1752TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6           3.84TB — 3504TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6

DC500M:

480GB – 1139TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6                960GB – 2278TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6

1.92TB – 4555TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6               3.84TB – 9110TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6

  • Power Consumption:

 

Idle: 1.56W Average: 1.6W Max Read: 1.8W Max Write: 7.5W

  • 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/support7: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Kingston DC500R (Read-Centric)

Part Number

Capacity

SEDC500R/480G

480GB

SEDC500R/960G

960GB

SEDC500R/1920G

1920GB

SEDC500R/3840G

3840GB

Kingston DC500M (Mixed-Use)

Part Number

Capacity

SEDC500M/480G

480GB

SEDC500M/960G

960GB

SEDC500M/1920G

1920GB

SEDC500M/3840G

3840GB

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 kingston.com/flashguide.

2 Workload based on FIO, Random 4KB QD=1 workload, measured as the time taken for 99.9 percentile of commands to finish the round-trip from host to drive and to host.

3 Measurement taken once the workload has reached steady state but including all background activities required for normal operation and data reliability.

4 Based on 960GB capacity.

5 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Enterprise Workload (JESD219A).

6 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD).

7 Limited warranty based on 5 years or SSD “Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (kingston.com/SSDManager). 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 kingston.com/wa for details.

 

 

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About Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP.

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP is an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com.

 

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews information please contact Debbie Fowler, Kingston Digital, Inc. Kingston Court, Brooklands Close, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7EP. Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com

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