Kingston Crowns Its First Enterprise Class Solid State Drive, SSDNow E100

Like most memory makers, Kingston is no stranger to the solid state drive market, but up until now, the company hasn't released an SSD specifically for the enterprise crowd. That all changed with the introduction of Kingston's SSDNow E100, the company's first enterprise-class SSD for mission critical applications.

According to Kingston, the SSDNow E100 is infused with technologies that add up to an SSD that offers 10 times more endurance over typical client-grade SSDs. Specifically, Kingston says its SSDNow E100 is good for 30,000 program/erase cycles, compared to 3,000 program/erase cycles inherent on client SSDs.

Kingston SSDNow E100 Series

"Companies worldwide have come to depend on Kingston server memory for reliability and performance," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "We are proud to introduce the SSDNow E100 enterprise-class SSD to help organizations handle such initiatives as big data and virtualized environments. The drive’s higher endurance and reliability, along with higher IOPS make it an integral part of a datacenter where uninterrupted 24/7 operation is mission critical."

The SSDNow E100 is shipping in 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities. Performance varies by model, topping out at up to 535MB/s read and 500MB/s write speeds, and up to 59,000 random 4K read IOPS (200GB model) and up to 83,000 write IOPS (100GB model).

No word yet on price or availability.