by Josh Linden

Kingston SSDNow E50 for Data Centers Announced

Kingston is announcing the forthcoming SSDNow E50, the company’s latest enterprise-class SSD engineered with affordable NAND for applications that do not have heavy endurance requirements. The SSDNow E50 will be positioned as the less-expensive sibling to the previously announced SSDNow E100, which features 30K NAND that is more suited for write-intensive server environments than the E50. According to Kingston, the SSDNow E50 is oriented towards caching, transactional processing, and improving the performance of virtualized applications - all while reducing the overall cost of ownership. 

Enabling the drive to sustain its performance and reliability over its warranted operational life, the SSDNow E50 features Kingston’s DuraWrite data integrity protection which reduces the number of memory writes via an intelligent compression engine. RAISE technology offers proprietary improvements in the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, and Kingston has underscored that the drive leverages the SSDNow family's intelligent power failure protection functionality while saving on cost due to not emphasizing endurance.

Kingston SSDNow E50 Specifications

  • Form factor: 2.5", 7mm height
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) –compatible with SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 100GB (SE50S37/100G), 240GB (SE50S37/240G), 480GB (SE50S37/480G)
  • Controller: SandForce-SF2581
  • Encryption: AES 128bit
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 100GB – up to 550/530MB/s
    • 240GB – up to 550/530MB/s
    • 480GB – up to 530/500MB/s
  • Maximum 4k Read/ Write:
    • 100GB — 85,000/ 80,000 IOPS
    • 240GB — 85,000/ 73,000 IOPS
    • 480GB — 74,000/ 36,000 IOPS
  • Random 4k Read/ Write:
    • 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):
    • 100GB – 310TB 3 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)
    • 240GB – 739TB 3 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)
    • 480GB – 1747TB 3 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)
  • 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

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