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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


Kingston’s DC400 SSD offers consistent application performance and low latency over a wide range of read/write workloads, and standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning to improve random IOPs performance, making it ideal for datacenters. Its enterprise firmware improves latency and helps DC400 deliver consistently low data access times under steady state workloads. It’s available in a Performance-Optimized model and a Read-Optimized model. All models deliver enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection, SmartECC, SmartRefresh and firmware-controlled power loss management. DC400 is backed by legendary pre- and post-sales support and a five-year limited warranty. In addition, there’s Kingston’s web-based Ask an Expert program, and the SSD Manager toolbox is available in a free, downloadable application.


  • Consistently high sustained IOPs and low latency
  • Configurable over-provisioning available
  • Performance-Optimized model and Read-Intensive model available by special order
  • Enterprise class reliability
  • Legendary Kingston support

Form factor: 2.5"

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

400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.8TB

Sequential Read/Write:
400GB — 555 / 535 MB/s
480GB — 555 / 535 MB/s
800GB — 555 / 530 MB/s
960GB — 555 / 520 MB/s
1600GB — 555 / 510 MB/s
1800GB — 555 / 500 MB/s

Max Random 4k Read/Write:
400GB — 99,000 / 90,000 IOPS
480GB — 99,000 / 90,000 IOPS
800GB — 99,000 / 89,000 IOPS
960GB — 99,000 / 88/000 IOPS
1600GB — 100,000 / 88,000 IOPS
1800GB — 99,000 / 86,000 IOPS

Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
400GB — 85,000 / 35,000 IOPS
480GB — 85,000 / 11,000 IOPS
800GB — 78,000 / 32,000 IOPS
960GB — 78,000 / 11,000 IOPS
1600GB — 78,000 / 32,000 IOPS
1800GB — 67,000 / 18,000 IOPS

Quality of Service (Latency){{Footnote.N47722}} {{Footnote.N47723}} – Read/Write: <400 µs / <4 ms (99.9%)

Hot-Plug Capable

Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling

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

480GB: 257TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.30 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}})
960GB: 564TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.32 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}})
400GB: 422TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.57 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}})
800GB: 860TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.58 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}})
1600GB: 1678TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.57 DWPD{{Footnote.N37134}})
1800GB: 1432TB{{Footnote.N37133}} (0.43 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


Performance-Optimized model
This model offers greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latencies that result in faster user response times. Increased endurance means it will last a long time, even with challenging workloads. It’s available in 400GB and 800GB capacities and by special order only; please contact your Kingston representative.

Read-Optimized model
Ideal for read-intensive workloads, this model is factory-tuned for read-intensive performance and more affordable per gigabyte. It’s available in 1800GB capacity and by special order only; please contact your Kingston representative.

Awards and Reviews
How Kingston Technology Helps Enterprises Address Infrastructure Storage Demands... “Today, Kingston offers high-performance SSDs, RAM modules, and other hardware components capable of running some of the most intensive programs, helping server-based businesses scale in tandem with market demand.” Read Full Review
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A collection of customer testimonials, facts, statistics and satisfaction ratings from product experience surveys.

High-Performance Computing

Outlines how using DC400 can help with the storage performance requirements of HPC.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Explains the benefits of using DC400 SSD to improve the user experience for companies deploying VDI.


A series of customer research points that were gathered during the product experience surveys.

Online Transactional Processing

Describes how DC400 is ideal for meeting the sub-second response time requirements of OLTP.

Ask an Expert

Ask An Expert

Planning the right solution requires an understanding of goals.
Let Kingston’s experts guide you

Case Studies:

A variety of customer case studies based upon product experience and highlighted through surveys.

Software-Defined Storage

Showcases the high-speed storage and cache benefits of the DC400 for customers using SDS in their infrastructure.

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 Center 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 is a 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.
Read Brief

Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) calculations use the TBW specification of a drive to calculate the number of times 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 from the CERN (The Large Hadron Collider) is analyzed 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 NVMe and SSD Technology
Maximizing 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.
Read case studies


Big data analysis benefits from 1.8 million transactions per second support
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More Information


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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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