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Kingston Digital Ships DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD


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Kingston, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the availability of the DC1500M, a U.2 data center NVMe PCIe SSD for mixed-use workloads. Leveraging a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe design, the DC1500M delivers predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.

"DC1500M adds support for multiple namespaces making it ideal for environments including virtualisation and web hosting," said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager, Kingston EMEA. "From high-performance cloud services, media capture and transport to a range of big-data applications, DC1500M sets the standard for applications where QoS and predictability of performance are paramount. Data centers need drives that are reliable, have serviceable form factors and are equipped with the enterprise-grade features that make it easier to maintain SLAs."

DC1500M is built with long-term performance in mind offering a high-performance
Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe interface to ensure high throughput and low latency in new and existing data center platforms. The drive delivers consistent read/write latencies of <110 µs / <206 µs, respectively. Additionally, adopting the U.2 form factor allows current Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0 servers and storage arrays to immediately utilise existing PCIe slots and U.2 backplanes while maintaining serviceability with hot-pluggable drives.

Building on the success of previous Kingston U.2 NVMe SSDs, the new DC1500M drive boasts advanced enterprise-class features to enhance long-term performance in high-availability environments. These include end-to-end data path protection, multiple namespace management, power loss protection (PLP), and telemetry monitoring for increased data center reliability.

DC1500M joins the DC1000B NVMe boot drive, the VMware Ready DC500 series SATA SSDs and DC450R to form the most complete range of superior enterprise-class data center storage solutions on the market. The drives are backed by Kingston's legendary pre- and post-sales support and a five-year limited warranty. DC1500M is available in 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB capacities.

DC1500M SSD Features & Specifications
  • Data Center NVMe Performance: Incredible I/O consistency with speeds of up to 3 GB/s and up to 510K IOPS.
  • Enterprise-Class Mixed-Use Storage: An exceptional balance of consistent I/O delivery with high read and write IOPS performance to manage a wide range of transactional workloads.
  • Reduce Application Latencies: Quality of Service (QoS) delivers ultra-low transactional latency for large data sets and various web-based applications.
  • On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP): Enterprise-class protection to reduce possibility of data loss or corruption on ungraceful power fails.
  • Form Factor: U.2, 2.5" x 15 mm
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4
  • Capacities: 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 960 GB - 3,100/1,700 MB/s
    • 1.92 TB - 3,300/2,700 MB/s
    • 3.84 TB - 3,100/2,700 MB/s
    • 7.68 TB - 3,100/2,700 MB/s
  • Steady-State 4K Read/Write:
    • 960 GB - 440,000/150,000 IOPS
    • 1.92 TB - 510,000/220,000 IOPS
    • 3.84 TB - 480,000/210,000 IOPS
    • 7.68 TB - 420,000/200,000 IOPS
  • Latency: 99.9 - Read/Write: <110 µs / <206 µs
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling: Yes
  • Power Loss Protection (Power Caps): Yes
  • Namespace Management Support: Yes - 64 Namespaces supported
  • Enterprise Diagnostics: Telemetry, Media Wear, Temperature, Health and Error Logs, etc.
  • Endurance:
    • 960 GB—(1 DWPD/5 yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3 yrs)
    • 1.92 TB—(1 DWPD/5 yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3 yrs)
    • 3.84 TB—(1 DWPD/5 yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3 yrs)
    • 7.68 TB—(1 DWPD/5 yrs) , (1.6 DWPD/3 yrs)
  • Power Consumption:
    • 960 GB - Idle: 6.30 W Average Read: 6.21 W Average Write: 11.40 W
    • Max Read: 6.60 W Max Write: 12.24 W
    • 1.92 TB - Idle: 6.60 W Average Read: 6.30 W Average Write: 13.7 W
    • Max Read: 6.63 W Max Write: 15.36 W
    • 3.84 TB - Idle: 6.80 W Average Read: 6.40 W Average Write: 14.20 W
    • Max Read: 7 W Max Write: 16 W
    • 7.68 TB - Idle: 7 W Average Read: 7.30 W Average Write: 17.14 W
    • Max Read: 8.16 W Max Write: 20.88 W
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 100.09 mm x 69.84 mm x 14.75 mm
  • Weight:
    • 960 GB - 145 g
    • 1.92 TB - 150 g
    • 3.84 TB - 155 g
    • 7.68 TB - 160 g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800 Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000 Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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