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Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review - Kingston SSDNow E100 Internals

Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review

Kingston provides the SSDNow E100 as its enterprise offering with 32nm Toshiba eMLC Toggle NAND powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller. With an impressive set of enterprise features geared for the datacenter, we test the SSDNow E100 against the current top enterprise SSD's.

| SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: May 16, 2013 5:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Kingston

Kingston SSDNow E100 Internals


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The Kingston SSDNow E100 comes in a heavy metal case that has plenty of heft to it. There is the relevant branding on the front of the case, and the rear is devoid of any markings.


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Once we get the SSDNow E100 open, we immediately notice the thick thermal pads affixed to the banks of NAND and the LSI SandForce controller. These thermal pads shed heat into the thick metal case, increasing the longevity of the SSD.


There is a row of Tantalum capacitors on the bottom of the PCB directly above the NAND packages. This type of arrangement is superior to some other supercapacitor applications we observe in SandForce SSD's.


Many manufacturers use one large supercap, which is less tolerant to heat and creates a single point of failure. Spreading out the Tantalum capacitors, and their high heat tolerance, creates a more reliable design.


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The LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller occupies the bottom of the PCB along with eight packages of 32nm eMLC Toshiba Toggle NAND. One NAND die is utilized to support R.A.I.S.E functionality, and after 28% of overprovisioning, the user is left with 128GB of addressable space.


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Eight more 16GB packages of eMLC Toshiba Toggle NAND occupy the bottom of the PCB, along with the array of Tantalum capacitors.

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