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Kingston Announces New NVMe Lineup At CES

by Adam Armstrong
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Today at CES 2021, an all-digital event, Kingston Technology laid out its new NVMe SSD lineup. The lineup includes a new Gen4 drive, new Gen3 drives, an external SSD, and a data center SSD. Kingston also announced and showcased its new Workflow station and readers.

Today at CES 2021, an all-digital event, Kingston Technology laid out its new NVMe SSD lineup. The lineup includes a new Gen4 drive, new Gen3 drives, an external SSD, and a data center SSD. Kingston also announced and showcased its new Workflow station and readers.

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Kingston is known for its SSDs, more specifically, the company hunts down niche uses or categories, and delivers drives to optimize those. This is more so done on the enterprise side, releasing different drives to fill different needs. On the consumer side, we see good performance drives at good prices. Today we are seeing the company release a variety of drives to fit several use cases once more. These include:

  • Ghost Tree: The company’s upcoming High-Performance Gen 4.0 drive aimed at the content creator and power user. Codenamed “Ghost Tree,” Kingston is targeting speeds of 7000MB/s read and write, with capacities ranging from 1TB-4TB.
  • NV Series: The latest Gen 3.0 x4 SSD is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with capacities up to 2TB.
  • XS2000: Kingston’s all-new USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 external drive with 500GB – 2TB capacities for additional storage for photos, videos and other files. The USB Type-C interface allows for data transfers up to 2000MB/s.
  • DC1500M: The Data Center 1500M is an update to the DC1000M adding support for multi-namespaces. The U.2 NVMe SSD is designed to support a wide range of data- intensive workloads including cloud computing, web hosting and virtual infrastructures.

Kingston NVMe CES dock

For the creative professionals out there, Kingston is showcasing its Workflow Station and Readers. This dock and these readers are made to allow content transfers from multiple sources simultaneously.  The dock supports SD and microSD storage and can be connected to a laptop via USB-C. Benefits are said to include:

  • Offload Files Quicker: Transfer video, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once.
  • Flexible Workflow System: Use only the hub and readers that fit the setup.
  • Portable Versatility: Use the card readers on-the-go via their included USB-C.
  • Incredible Performance: Workflow Station products support USB 3.2 speeds which get users editing quicker.

Specifications

Workflow Station (Dock and USB miniHub)
Interface: Dock USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB miniHub: USB 3.2 Gen 1
Connector Dock: USB-C USB miniHub: USB-C
Supported USB Inputs USB miniHub: USB-A, USB-C
Dimensions Dock: 160.27 x 70.27 x 55.77 mm
USB miniHub: 62.87×16.87x50mm
Weight: Dock: 292g
USB miniHub: 30g
Operating temperature -0°C~60°C
Storage temperature -25°C~85°C
Warranty/support 2-year warranty with free technical support
Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Mac OS (v.10.10.x +)
[Workflow] SD Reader
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 1
Connector USB-C
Supported Cards Supports UHS-II SD cards. Backwards-compatible with UHS-I SD cards
Dimensions 62.87mm x 16.87mm x 50mm
Weight 31g
Operating temperature -0°C~60°C
Storage temperature -25°C~85°C
Warranty/support 2-year warranty with free technical support
Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Mac OS (v.10.10.x +)
[Workflow] microSD Reader
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 1
Connector USB-C
Supported Cards Supports UHS-II microSD cards. Backwards-compatible with UHS-I microSD cards
Dimensions 62.87mm x 16.87mm x 50mm
Weight 29g
Operating temperature -0°C~60°C
Storage temperature -25°C~85°C
Warranty/support 2-year warranty with free technical support
Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Mac OS (v.10.10.x +)

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