Kingston Demonstrates Beastly DCU1000 NVMe SSD At Nearly 7GB/sec And Over 1 Million IOPS

Kingston Digital Inc. will be showing off its upcoming DCU1000 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2017. Kingston and its partners will be demonstrating the performance capabilities of the DCU1000 storage device, which is said to be the fastest NVMe SSD for the U.2 form factor in the industry. Demonstrations at the event will highlight all sorts of DCU1000 configurations including one that supports multi-million IOPS from a single server solution.

Kingston DCU1000

"With the introduction of DCU1000, we are proud that Kingston has developed the industry’s most complete family of data performance solutions inside the box that address low-latency throughput requirements across the entire data pipeline," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "From server memory modules to the latest SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, we can satisfy the data and server storage performance needs from workstations to any size data center, Cloud computing and hyperscale environments."

One demo will pack the DCU1000 U.2 NVMe SSD inside a 10-bay 1U server chassis from AIS. The system uses 10 of the DCU1000 SSDs for 40 physical drives showing off the density capability of the storage device. The coolest demo is the video wall that will stream about 500 individual videos running from a single DCU1000 SSD. The demo features a custom 42U rack with LCD screens attached to broadcast the videos.

Earlier this year we talked about Kingston's DCP1000 NVMe SSD. That storage solution was targeting online transaction processing, database optimization, and virtual desktop infrastructure among other enterprise related tasks. DCP1000 features four 8-channel controllers that are cobbled together in a single SSD able to deliver 6800 MB/s sequential read speeds. Maximum sequential writes swing the needle to 6,000 MB/s speeds. That drive also supports random 4K reads over 1.1 million IOPS with 4K writes at a maximum of 200,000 IOPS depending on which version of the SSD you choose. The DCP1000 is offered in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB capacities though pricing was not disclosed at this time.