Kingston has released a new data center SSD, the DC1000B M.2 NVMe boot drive. The new drive would be ideal for servers shipping with one or two M.2 NVMe slots dedicated for boot purposes and thus preserving valuable front-loading 2.5″ drive bays for additional data storage.
Kingston DC1000B is designed in a 2280 form factor that includes onboard power-loss protection and is engineered with 0.5DWPD endurance for extended service life. Kingston’s DC1000B would boast significant performance with speeds of “up to 3.2GB/s and 205K IOPS” and is designed for booting, as well as caching and logging applications.
“While the M.2 form factor was originally designed for client machines, its small physical size and high performance make it attractive for server use,” said Keith Schimmenti, enterprise SSD business manager, Kingston. “DC1000B is purposefully built for the latest servers from both white box and Tier 1 server OEMs that utilize M.2 NVMe SSDs for boot purposes, as well as the ability to be configured as a local cache drive.
Kingston DC1000B is a “high-performance” M.2 (2280) NVMe SSD using the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 PCIe interface with 3D TLC NAND. DC1000B would offer data centers a “cost-effective” boot drive solution with the reassurance they are purchasing an SSD designed for server use. Ideally suited for use in high-volume rack-mount servers as an internal boot drive(s) as well as purpose-built systems where a high-performance M.2 SSD is needed that includes on-board power-loss protection (PLP). DC1000B is designed to deliver enterprise-level performance consistency and low-latency features.
Kingston DC1000B is available in 240GB and 480GB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty, and free technical support.