Kingston has introduced a new PCIe NVMe SSD for professional use that is able to read data at up to 6.8 GB/s. The DCP 1000 was already demonstrated during CES this year but today the company officially revealed the drive.
The SSD connects to the computer over the PCI-Express 3.0 x8 interface and comes in capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB. The speed and capacity is realized by combining 4 Kingston KC1000 M.2 SSDs in the housing of the drive. To dispense the heat generated by the four M.2 SSDs, the DCP 1000 has a large heatsink.
Sequential read and write speeds are specified at the 6,800 MB/s and 5,000 MB/s respectively for the 800GB drive and 6,800 MB/s and 6,000 MB/s for both the 1.6TB and 3.2TB drives. Random reads and writes can be performed at a maximum of 900,000 IOPS and 145,000 IOPS for the 800 GB drive, 1,100,000 IOPS and 200,000 IOPS for the 1.6 TB drive and 1,000,000 and 180,000 IOPS for the 3.2TB drive.
The drive is targeted for data center usage and comes with Kingston’s pFail technology that should reduce data loss by holding up power to the SSD with on-board power capacitors long enough so that data that resides in the SSD’s cache buffer can be written to Flash Memory and its mapping tables updated.
Kingston has fitted MLC NAND in the drive and specifies TBWs of 748 TB, 1500 TB and 2788 TB for respectively the 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB model.
The drives come with a 5 year warranty and Kingston hasn’t disclosed any prices yet.