by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Releases DC450R SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc. announced the release of its newest high performance 6Gbps SATA SSD with 3D TLC NAND in the Data Center 450R (DC450R) Enterprise SSD. The new drive is designed for read-centric application workloads. For read intensive and read caching workloads, The DC450R is stated to deliver performance consistency through the use of Kingston’s strict QoS requirements.

Ideal use cases for the new Kingston DC450R are Content Delivery Networks (CDN), edge computing applications and a wide array of software-defined storage architectures. The SSD comes in capacities ranging from 480GB to 3.84TB and come with a limited five-year warranty. The DC450R also comes with ECC Protection to safeguard against data corruption. 

Key specifications include:

  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s)
  • With backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED): AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 480GB – 560MBs/510MBs
    • 960GB – 560MBs/530MBs
    • 1.92TB – 560MBs/530MBs
    • 3.84TB – 560MBs/525MBs
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 480GB – 99,000/17,000 IOPS
    • 960GB – 98,000/26,000 IOPS
    • 1.92TB – 99,000/28,000 IOPS
    • 3.84TB – 99,000/26,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency): TYP Read/Write: <500 µs / <2 ms
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
  • Power Loss Protection (Power Caps): No
  • Enterprise SMART Tools: Reliability tracking, usage statistics, SSD life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Endurance DC450R:
    • 480GB — 285TB (0.3 DWPD/5yrs)
    • 960GB — 582TB (0.3 DWPD/5yrs) 
    • 1.92TB — 1301TB (0.3 DWPD/5yrs) 
    • 3.84TB — 2823TB (0.3 DWPD/5yrs)
  • Power Consumption:
    • 480GB: Idle: 1.05W Average Read: 1.25W Average Write: 3.03W Max Read: 1.25W Max Write: 4W
    • 960GB: Idle: 1.15W Average Read: 1.3W Average Write: 3.18W Max Read: 1.3W Max Write: 4.25W
    • 1.92TB: Idle: 1.22W Average Read: 1.42W Average Write: 3.44W Max Read: 1.42W Max Write: 4.5W
    • 3.84TB: Idle: 1.3W Average Read: 1.48W Average Write: 3.93W Max Read: 1.48W Max Write: 5.5W
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 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)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support


Kingston DC450R is available for purchase now. 

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