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Kingston Announces SSDNow KC400 Series

Posted: Jan 7, 2016 10:38 pm | Storage Press Releases

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced KC400 solid state drive, the newest addition to its SSDNow family. Designed for enterprise client workloads, KC400 SSD is 15-times faster* than a hard-disk drive delivering consistent performance for both compressible and incompressible data, and improved responsiveness in performance-hungry applications.




KC400 SSD provides end-to-end data path protection and SmartECC to guard data plus SmartRefresh to protect against read errors. Data is rebuilt if there's an error, and the drive is able to recover from an unexpected power shutdown, via firmware-controlled power loss management. The drive provides excellent data reliability due to the highly advanced Phison PS3110-S10 eight-channel controller and quad-core processor. KC400 is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities.


"Our latest drive is designed to help business and power users speed up daily tasks and improve productivity," said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager, Kingston. "Corporate customers should have full confidence in deploying the high-performance KC400 SSD in the workplace with all of the safeguards in place to combat unforeseen data loss."


To further help companies and organizations out, Kingston offers industry-leading sales support through its Ask an Expert program. It also offers the Kingston SSD Manager, a free, downloadable toolbox to monitor drive health, status and disk usage.


KC400 SSD is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.


KC400 SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5â€Â³
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) - with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities2: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB
  • Controller: Phison PS3110-S10
  • Sequential Read/Write 3: SATA Rev. 3.0

- 128GB - up to: 550/450MB/s

- 256GB - up to: 550/540MB/s

- 512GB - up to: 550/530MB/s

- 1TB - up to: 550/530MB/s

  • Maximum 4k Read/Write3:

- 128GB - up to 99,000/87,000 IOPS

- 256GB - up to 99,000/88,000 IOPS

- 512GB - up to 99,000/86,000 IOPS

- 1TB - up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write:

- 128GB - up to 88,000/87,000 IOPS

- 256GB - up to 88,000/89,000 IOPS

- 512GB - up to 86,000/88,000 IOPS

- 1TB - up to 86,000/89,000 IOPS

  • PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 84,000
  • Enterprise S.M.A.R.T. Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW):

- 128GB âˆ' 150TB and 0.65 DWPD5

- 256GB âˆ' 300TB or 0.65 DWPD5

- 512GB âˆ' 800TB or 0.87 DWPD5

- 1TB âˆ' 1600TB or 0.89 DWPD5

  • Power Consumption: 0.255 W Idle / 0.335 W Avg. / 1.22 W (MAX) Read / 3.74 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40Ã,°C ~ 85Ã,°C
  • Operating temperature: 0Ã,°C ~ 70Ã,°C
  • Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100.1mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight: 60g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 1 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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