by Lyle Smith

Kingston DC1000B M.2 NVMe SSD Now Available

Kingston Digital has announced the availability of the DC1000B M.2 NVMe 3D TLC NAND SSD, a drive designed for servers with one or two boot-dedicated M.2 NVMe slots as well as for caching and logging use cases. The new DC1000B includes onboard power-loss protection while featuring 0.5D DWPD endurance to help promote an extended service life. Kingston says their new drive will deliver enterprise-level performance consistency and low-latency features.

The DC1000B is quoted to deliver speeds up to 3.2GB/s and 205,000 IOPS via the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 PCIe interface. As such, the cost-effective boot drive is ideal 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.  

Kingston DC1000B Specifications

  • Form Factor: M.2, 22mm x 80mm (2280)
  • Interface: PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4
  • Capacities: 240GB, 480GB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 240GB – 2,200MBs/290MBs
    • 480GB – 3,200MBs/565MBs
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 240GB – 111,000/12,000 IOPS
    • 480GB – 205,000/20,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW):
    • 240GB – 248TBW
    • 480GB – 475TBW
  • Latency Read (Avg): 161µs
  • Latency Write (Avg): 75µs 
  • Power-Loss Protection (Power Caps): Yes
  • Enterprise SMART tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, SSD life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Endurance:
    • 240GB — (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)
    • 480GB — (0.5 DWPD/5yrs)
  • Power Consumption:
    • 240GB:   Idle: 1.82W,   Average Read: 1.71W, Average Write: 3.16W
    • Max Read: 1.81W,   Max Write: 3.56W
    • 480GB:   Idle: 1.90W,   Average Read: 1.74W, Average Write: 4.88W
    • Max Read: 1.81W,   Max Write: 5.47W
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperature:  0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.8mm
  • Weight:
    • 240GB – 8g
    • 480GB – 9g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

The DC1000B is available in 240GB and 480GB capacities and is backed by a 5-year warranty with free technical support.

Kingston DC1000B

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