Data Center DC1000M Enterprise U.2 NVMe Solid-State Drive (SSD)

Enterprise Class U.2 NVMe SSD with PLP


DC1000M U.2 Enterprise SSD Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVME Storage for Mixed-Use Workloads

The Kingston DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD features high-storage capacity and best-in-class enterprise performance. It offers a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe interface enabling high throughput and low latency on standardized platforms. It’s designed to deliver up to 540K IOPS of random read performance and 3GB/s of throughput. The DC1000M is backed by strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.

  • Enterprise-class U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Gen 3.0 x4 SSD

  • High Performance over 3GB/s

  • Predictable Low-latency and High I/O Consistency

  • On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP)

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. It’s hot pluggable which makes the challenges of serviceable PCIe storage an issue of the past.

It also features enterprise-class features such as end-to-end data path protection, 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 warranty. Capacities1 range from 960GB to 7.6TB.

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

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Key Features

  • Data Center NVMe Performance

    Incredible I/O consistency with speeds of up to 3GB/s and 540K IOPS.

  • 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

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

  • On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP)

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

Awards and Reviews

The drive has the hardware power protection, end to end data protection and enterprise-grade performance stability IT managers demand from an SSD of this class.

Read Full Review Kitguru SSD DC1000M Review

A well-specced U.2 NVMe enterprise drive that offers a superior price/performance point than competing U.2 drives and an incredible performance boost without much more cost for enterprise users wanting to shift away from SATA/SAS.

Read Full Review Mighty Gadget SSD DC1000M Review

The DC1000M employs the latest 3D TLC (triple level cell) NAND flash technology. This is far superior to older 2D NAND as it allows the cells to be stacked in layers thus enabling much higher storage densities with a lower cost per bit and reduced power consumption.

Read Full Review Storage Magazine SSD DC1000M Review



        • Specifications
        Form factor U.2, 2.5” x 15mm
        Interface PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4
        Capacities1 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
        NAND 3D TLC
        Sequential read/write 960GB – 3,100MBs/1330MBs
        1.92TB – 3,100MBs/2600MBs
        3.84TB – 3,100MBs/2700MBs
        7.68TB – 3,100MBs/2800MBs
        Steady-state 4k read/write 960GB – 400,000/125,000 IOPS
        1.92TB – 540,000/205,000 IOPS
        3.84TB – 525,000/210,000 IOPS
        7.68TB – 485,000/210,000 IOPS
        Latency2,3,4 TYP read/write: <300 µs / <1 ms
        Static and dynamic wear levelling Yes
        Power loss protection (power caps) Yes
        Enterprise SMART tools Reliability tracking, usage statistics, SSD life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
        Endurance 960GB — 1681TBW (1 DWPD/5yrs)5
        1.92TB — 3362TBW (1 DWPD/5yrs)5
        3.84TB — 6725TBW (1 DWPD/5yrs)5
        7.68TB — 13450TBW (1 DWPD/5yrs)5
        Power consumption 960GB: Idle: 5.14W Average Read: 5.25W Average Write: 9.10W Max Read: 5.64W Max Write: 9.80W
        1.92TB: Idle: 5.22W Average Read: 5.31W Average Write: 13.1W Max Read: 5.70W Max Write: 13.92W
        3.84TB: Idle: 5.54W Average Read: 5.31W Average Write: 14.69W Max Read: 6.10W Max Write: 15.5W
        7.68TB: Idle: 5.74W Average Read: 5.99W Average Write: 17.06W Max Read: 6.63W Max Write: 17.88W

        Storage temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
        Operating temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
        Dimensions 100.09mm x 69.84mm x 14.75mm
        Weight 160(g)
        Vibration operating 2.17G peak (7-800Hz)
        Vibration non-operating 20G peak (10-2,000Hz)
        MTBF 2 million hours
        Warranty/support6 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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