Dubbed the Data Center 400 (DC400) SSD it is the latest drive is pitched at the entry-level for server use in data centers which use a rip-and-replace strategy. Kingston says that the drive is designed for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers and lower data rate operational databases and analytics.
Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager EMEA Kingston, claimed the DC400 SSD offered superior quality of service for data centre customers whose workload environment calls for sustained IOPS and consistent low latency.
The SSD uses an expanded on-board DRAM acceleration cache enables high, sustained IOPS to increase performance over a wide range of read/write workloads. It also features standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning improves random IOPS performance and endurance. Its 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”).
“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,” Hollingsbee said.
DC400 SSD is available in 400GB, 480GB, 800GB and 960GB capacities2. The 400GB and 800GB capacities are performance optimized with greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latency. No mention of price yet.