MEMORY AND STORAGE VENDOR Kingston Technology has launched an enterprise focused solid state disk (SSD) drive called the SSDnow E50, for big data and virtualisation.
The 2.5in drive will be available in 100GB and 240GB capacities supporting sequential read and write speeds of up to 550Mbps and 530MBps, respectively, according to Kingston. A 480GB model will support slightly lower read and write speeds of 530Mbps and 500MBps.
"[The] SSDnow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualisation performance," Kingston explained. "SSDnow E50 helps alleviate I/O latencies and server bottlenecks by providing greater IOPS and higher bandwidth."
Kingston said the SSDnow E50 is aimed at businesses that want SSD performance similar to that of the firm's higher specification SSDnow E100 drive, but do not have same the high endurance needs.
The SSDnow E50 drives support AES 128-bit automatic encryption, have one million hours' life expectancy and weigh 92.3g, according to the firm.
The SSDnow E50 also features "data integrity protection" under the firm's Durawrite branding, which it claims is able to extend the life of the SSD by reducing the number of flash writes via an "intelligent compression engine". It claims this technique does not affect data integrity.
A Raise feature is also said to reduce the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, "over and above standard error code correction".
Kingston hasn't got back to us to confirm when the drives will hit the market or how much they will cost. µ
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