Kingston is looking to strut its stuff in the data center arena with the arrival of the new DCP1000 family of PCIe SSDs. The storage company says that it is targeting the SSDs for use in online transaction processing (OLTP), database optimization, and virtual desktop infrastructure among other tasks required by enterprise customers.
The DCP1000 manages to combine four 8-channel controllers together into a single SSD that is capable of delivering sequential read speeds of up to 6800 MB/sec. Yes, you heard that correctly! Maximum sequential writes come in at 6,000 MB/sec, random 4K reads surpass the 1.1 million IOPS barrier and 4K writes max out at 200,000 IOPS depending on which capacity SSD you choose.
Speaking of capacities, the DCP1000 is available in 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB SKUs in a half-height, half-length PCIe form-factor. When it comes to endurance, the 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB models are rated for 748, 1,500 and 2,788 terabytes written (over the whole drive). Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) is also pegged at 2 million hours.
“We are proud to introduce the next generation of PCIe storage and performance for data centers with our new DCP1000 PCIe NVMe SSD,” said Ariel Perez, Kingston’s SSD business manager. “This drive is a game changer among data center technology solutions. DCP1000 SSD enables IT professionals to quickly and economically scale and improve performance without replacing an entire storage system or server infrastructure.”
The new Kingston DCP1000 SSDs come with a 5-year warranty and will be on display at the Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, which is being held this week in Santa Clara, California. Unfortunately, pricing and availability hasn’t been provided at this time for any of the SSDs. However, given that these SSDs are being targeted at the enterprise market, it’s probably best that you just think of them as “out of your price range”.