Kingston Introduces New Enterprise SSD to Support

Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

Kingston SSDNow E50 480GB SSD

VMworld 2013, San Francisco, CA and Fountain Valley, CA – August 26, 2013 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E50, the company’s latest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD). SSDNow E50 enables performance-focused organizations that do not have heavy endurance needs to obtain the same enterprise-level performance as Kingston’s SSDNow E100 but at a more cost-effective price point. A leader in memory solutions since 1987, Kingston will exhibit at VMworld (Booth 1647) to showcase the new drive. 

SSDNow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualization performance. SSDNow E50 helps alleviate I/O latencies and server bottlenecks by providing greater IOPS and higher bandwidth.

SSDNow E50 features advanced data integrity protection via DuraWrite™ technology that extends the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of Flash writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. RAISE™ reduces the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, over and above standard error code correction. SSDNow E50 surpasses competitive market offerings with its robust intelligent power failure protection to prevent data loss in the event of a power outage or interruption.

“We found that there was a demand within our customer base and partner community for an SSD that offers enterprise-strength reliability and superior features but with lower endurance capabilities and associated costs,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Based on this feedback, we developed SSDNow E50 and are pleased to further expand Kingston’s SSD family to support the evolving needs of our customers and partners.”

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found here along with more information, including a timeline of Kingston's history. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002

 

Kingston SSDNow KC300 Features & Specifications:

 

  • Form factor: 2.5", 7mm height
  • Interface:  SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to

SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)

  • Capacities1: 100GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Controller: SandForce-SF2581
  • Encryption: AES 128bit
  • Sequential Read/Write2: SATA Rev. 3.0 – 100GB – up to 550/530MB/s

 

240GB – up to 550/530MB/s

480GB – up to 530/500MB/s

  • Maximum 4k Read/ Write2: 100GB — 85,000/ 80,000 IOPS

240GB — 85,000/ 73,000 IOPS

480GB — 74,000/ 36,000 IOPS

  • Random 4k Read/ Write2: 100GB — 27,000/ 82,000 IOPS

240GB — 48,000/ 72,000 IOPS

480GB — 53,000/ 32,000 IOPS

  • Additional Features: Enterprise SMART Tools
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW) 3:

100GB – 310TB 3 DWPD4

240GB – 739TB 3 DWPD4

480GB – 1747TB 3 DWPD4

  • Power Consumption:

100GB – 1.26 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg / 1.44 W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write

240GB – 1.25 W Idle / 1.27 W Avg / 1.43 W (MAX) Read / 2.74 W (MAX) Write

480GB – 1.29 W Idle / 1.31 W Avg / 1.47 W (MAX) Read / 3.2 W (MAX) Write

  • Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperatures: 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)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: three-year warranty with free technical support

 

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 memory Guide at kingston.com/flashguide.

2 Based on “out-of-box performance.” Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

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

4 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)

 

 

Kingston SSDNow E50 Features and Specifications

Part Number

Capacity and Features

SE50S37/100G

100GB stand-alone enterprise SSD

SE50S37/240G

240GB stand-alone enterprise SSD

SE50S37/480G

480GB stand-alone enterprise SSD