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New SSD is optimized for use in racks by SIs, hyperscalers and cloud service providers.

SSDs deployed in data centers must meet certain expectations. These include, in particular, performance predictability, but also, of course, protecting the data stored on them. These are therefore the focal points of the Kingston DC600M Enterprise.

Predictability of performance is provided by the embedded Quality of Service. This should ensure consistency in things like latency and IOPS, even when running multiple types of workloads on the SSDs.

To protect and secure data, Kingston has added hardware-based PLP to the SSD. PLP stands for Power Loss Prevention. It means that no data is lost during power outages. To ensure that no one can steal the data, Kingston has provided AES 256 encryption.

Versions and further specs

The Kingston DC600M Enterprise (also called Data Center) SSD is available in 480GB, 960GB, 1920GB, 3840GB and 7680GB. It uses 3D TLC NAND flash. It is a SATA SSD, more specifically SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s). The performance of the SSD depends on the variant chosen. Below is what Kingston itself specifies about this:

  • Sequential read/write:
    • 480GB – 560MBs/470MBs
    • 960GB – 560MBs/530MBs
    • 1920GB – 560MBs/530MBs
    • 3840GB – 560MBs/530MBs
    • 7680GB – 560MBs/530MBs
  • Steady state 4k random read/write:
    • 480GB – 94,000/41,000 IOPS
    • 960GB – 94,000/65,000 IOPS
    • 1920GB – 94,000/78,000 IOPS
    • 3840GB – 94,000/59,000 IOPS
    • 7680GB – 94,000/34,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency) (99,999) read/write:
    • 480GB – 180/110 uSec
    • 960GB – 3840GB – 200/300 uSec
    • 7680GB – 240/170 uSec

The quoted power consumption of the Kingston DC600M Enterprise is between 1.3W and 3.6W (from idle to max write). The TBW, or Total Bytes Written for the different variants are as follows:

  • 480GB – 876TBW, 1 DWPD (5 years), 1.66 DWPD (3 years)
  • 960GB – 1752TBW, 1 DWPD (5 years), 1.66 DWPD (3 years)
  • 1920GB – 3504TBW, 1 DWPD (5 years), 1.66 DWPD (3 years)
  • 3840GB – 7008TBW, 1 DWPD (5 years), 1.66 DWPD (3 years)
  • 7680GB – 14016TBW, 1 DWPD (5 years), 1.66 DWPD (3 years)

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