NEWS: Kingston announces 7.68TB capacity additions for 3 data center drives
Kingston’s high capacity SSDs are available for enterprise use with up to 7.68 TB in size. Even though it’s not meant for end user consumers (at the moment), it’s worth keeping an eye on because the technology will trickle down to us eventually.
While I admittedly don’t run a data center, I’d be interested in using a few of these to finagle together a RAID array for video editing purposes. That’d be an awesome use-case for these drives, I’m thinking.
If you had these types of drives in your hands, how would you use them?
Read the full press release below:
Kingston Technology Ships 7.68TB Capacity for Industry-Leading High-Performance Data Center SSDs
- DC500R and DC450R SATA SSDs Now Available Up to 7.68TB
- DC1000M 7.68TB U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Coming Soon
Fountain Valley, CA – May 26, 2020 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today began shipping the 7.68TB1 model of the Data Center 500R (DC500R) and 450R (DC450R) SATA SSDs. The DC1000M 7.68TB U.2 NVMe ships in June. The SSDs provide additional storage and implement strict QoS ensuring predictable IO and low latency for data centers using both NVMe and/or SATA.
Kingston’s 7.68TB data center SSDs include:
- VMware Ready™ SSD engineered for read-intensive applications such as webservers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases and real-time analytics2.
- I/O speeds and response times (latency) data centers can deploy with confidence, ensuring high levels of performance in the working application and downstream at the user interface.
- Specific, focused feature set for read-intensive applications and optimized for data centers looking to not overspend on more expensive write-intensive SSDs.
- Designed for content-delivery networks, edge computing applications and a wide array of software-defined storage architectures.
- Hot-pluggable U.2 (2.5″) form factor, allowing seamless integration with latest generation servers and storage arrays currently using PCIe and U.2 backplanes.
- Enterprise-grade features such as end-to-end path protection, power-loss protection (PLP) and telemetry monitoring for increased data reliability.
The three SSDs join the DC1000B NVMe boot drive, DC500M (for mixed workloads) SATA SSD and Server Premier DRAM to form the most complete range of superior enterprise-class data center storage solutions in the market.
“Higher capacity options for data centers enables organizations to increase storage space in their current footprint as Cloud computing continues to grow at unprecedented levels,” said Keith Schimmenti, enterprise SSD business manager, Kingston. “Our evolving line of data center storage solutions serve enterprise customers of all levels from hyperscalers on down and are a key component for organizations to keep the total cost of ownership down.”
DC500R, DC450R and DC1000M are backed by a limited five-year warranty with free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit kingston.com.
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 Guide at kingston.com/flashguide
2 VMware Ready™ status pending on 7.68TB capacity
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About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 877-546-4786 or visit kingston.com.