Kingston Intros the SSDNow DC400 Entry-level Data Center SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced Data Center 400 (DC400) SSD, the latest solid-state drive to its family of enterprise solutions. DC400 SSD is an entry-level enterprise drive designed for server use in data centers especially for customers who deploy a rip-and-replace strategy. It is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers and lower data rate operational databases and analytics – especially in data center mixed workload environments where endurance and reliability are important.

SSDNow DC400
DC400 SSD offers superior quality of service for data center customers whose workload environment calls for sustained IOPS and consistent low latency. An expanded on-board DRAM acceleration cache enables high, sustained IOPS to increase performance over a wide range of read/write workloads. Standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning improves random IOPS performance and endurance while enterprise firmware improves latency and delivers consistently low data access times under steady-state workloads. Additionally, DC400 SSD features enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection and firmware-implemented power-loss protection (“pFAIL”).
“Kingston is proud to offer our next generation entry-level enterprise SATA SSD to our data center and corporate customers looking for consistent application performance, stringent quality of service requirements and all-around reliability,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “DC400 SSD’s combination of high IOPS, low latency and advanced data protection gives server IT managers and decision makers the perfect front-loading server storage option that they can deploy with confidence.”

DC400 SSD is available in 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB and 1.8TB capacities2. The 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities are performance optimized with greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latency. The 1.8TB capacity read-intensive optimized model is factory-tuned for read-intensive workloads.

To further help companies and organizations out, Kingston offers industry-leading sales support through its Ask an Expert program. It also offers the Kingston SSD Manager, a free, downloadable toolbox to monitor drive health, status and disk usage.

Kingston will show off its entire enterprise SSD offerings including the new DC400 SSD during VMworld 2016 at booth #555. It will also demo the forthcoming EP2500 PCIe U.2 SSD, the world’s fastest 2.5″ SSD. Customers at the show can also see EP1000 M.2 AIC PCIe NVMe SSD which consists of up to four 1TB M.2 PCIe SSDs in NVMe mode mounted on a single card.

DC400 is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

DC400 SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities2: 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.8TB
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 480 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 800 GB – up to 555/530MB/s
    • 960 GB – up to 555/520MB/s
    • 1600 GB – up to 555/510MB/s
    • 1800 GB – up to 555/500MB/s
  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 99,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 100,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 99,000/86,000 IOPS
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 85,000/35,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 85,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 78,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 67,000/18,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency):
    • Read/Write: <400µs / <4ms (99.9%)
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
  • Enterprise SMART Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Endurance:
    • 480 GB: 257 TB (0.30 DWPD)
    • 960 GB: 564 TB (0.32 DWPD)
    • 400 GB: 422 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 800 GB: 860 TB (0.58 DWPD)
    • 1600 GB: 1678 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 1800 GB: 1432 TB (0.43 DWPD)
  • 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: 69.9 mm x 100 mm x 7.0 mm
  • Weight: 92.34 g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support