Kingston Ships SandForce DuraClass-Based SSNow KC100 SSD - HotHardware
Kingston Ships SandForce DuraClass-Based SSNow KC100 SSD

Kingston Ships SandForce DuraClass-Based SSNow KC100 SSD

Regardless of how many are introduced, we still get the tingling sensation in our spine when a new solid state drive crosses into our view. Kingston's the latest to do so, with the unveiling of their new SandForce-based, business-centric SSD. It's the SSDNow KC100, the company's first SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/sec) business-ready SSD. It's built with SandForce's DuraClass technology, promising "world-class" integrity as well as a few other tricks.

KC100 is the only business-equipped SSD to offer enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T attributes. The SSD’s usage statistics, health and life stage can be monitored with industry standard and publicly available S.M.A.R.T monitoring tools.   The new KC100 self-encrypts to provide full and immediate client-level data encryption. With two embedded encryption engines, running in both AES-128 and AES-256, encryption is performed at the drive level without draining host system resources and slowing down data transfer rates. KC100 is also backwards-compatible with current SATA 2 systems so investments are future-proofed for the next client system upgrade.



SSDNow KC100 ships in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, as a standalone or as an upgrade bundle kit, and there's a 5-year warranty thrown in as well. Pricing? Ranges from $337 to $1285, so break out the checkbook!
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I really feel one of the greatest things about SSD's versus Mechanical drives for enterprise is that an SSD's lifespan can be predicted pretty accurately and monitored. Where a mechanical drives often just blow up and fail with little to no warning.

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Break out the checkbook?

Oh no,.......we'll just wait for prices to ~cool their jets~ a little first,........Wink

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"Very steep prices but if what they are offering, is as great as it sounds, and they can guarantee a long life span and reliability of my inversion, than its worth the extra premium. "

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Hmmm.,.. Good, good; the only question is which memory type are they using.

SLC, or MLC?

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