Kingston has released the fastest datacenter SSD to date.
The Kingston DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD features high storage capacity and enterprise performance, with capacities ranging from 960GB to 7.68TB.
The DC1000M features a Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe interface that has been designed to deliver up to 540K IOPS of random read performance and 3GB/s of throughput.
Power draw ranges from under 6W at idle, to between 9.8W and 17.9W, depending on capacity at max write.
The DC1000M makes use of Toshiba Kioxia 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC flash memory, which may not offer the speed and efficiency of 96-layer NAND, but it helps to keep costs down. Kingston rates the endurance of the DC1000M at one drive write per day (DWPD)
The drive also features onboard Power Loss Protection (PLP) which helps to reduce the possibility of data loss or corruption as a result of power failure.
Kingston label the DC1000M as a 'mixed-use' drive suitable for applications such as virtualization, high-performance cloud service, and web hosting caching.
Prices are as follows:
The DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSDs are all available now, except the 7.68Tb version, which will ship shortly. The SSDs come with a 5-year warranty.
|Form factor||U.2, 2.5” x 15mm|
|Interface||PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4|
|Capacities||960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB|
|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
|Latency||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 — (1 DWPD/5yrs)
1.92TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs)
3.84TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs)
7.68TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs)
|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|
|Vibration operating||2.17G peak (7-800Hz)|
|Vibration non-operating||20G peak (10-2,000Hz)|
|MTBF||2 million hours|
|Warranty/support||Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support|