This is the second drive in the DC500 series that implements Kingston’s strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure data-accurate performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read-and-write workloads. Last week, the company began shipping its DC500R SSD optimised for read-centric applications.
The SSD is designed for mixed-use workloads in applications that require a better balance of read and write I/O demands from the storage device. It is ideal for Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects who need a flexible infrastructure to effectively adapt and manage transactional workloads. These workloads include AI, big data analytics, Cloud computing, database applications, data warehousing, machine learning, and operational databases. At 1.3 DWPD (drive writes per day), DC500M is ideal for the high-volume rack-mount server market for internal drive bay upgrades, hyperscale data center servers and Cloud service providers requiring low-cost, high-performance storage subsystems.
“Eighty percent of all enterprise SSDs deployed in data centres require less than one DWPD,” said Gregory Wong, president and principal analyst, Forward Insights. “As data centres seek the optimal balance between application-required endurance, capacity and cost, this trend is expected to continue.”
DC500M is available in 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB and 3.84TB capacities. It joins the DC500R enterprise SSD optimised for read-intensive applications such as boot up, web servers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases, and real-time analytics.