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Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise Class SSD Announced
Kingston today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives.
The new Kingston E100 SSD achieves up to 10X improvements in endurance and reliability over client SSDs on existing hardware, while drastically reducing the physical footprint as significantly fewer SSDs are needed to handle the tasks of many traditional hard-disk drives (HDD). The new enterprise-class SSDNow E100 SSD is shipping immediately and is available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities. The sequential read performance is up to 535MB/s and write performance is up to 500MB/s. Kingston also uploaded a video that shows database performance with the new E100 SSDs that is worth a look. In the video you can see how Principled Technologies looked at the virtualized database performance of these new drives. They found that replacing a solution consisting of a server with an external chassis containing 24 HDDs with only six internal SSDs increased total database performance by up to 91.8 percent.
“Companies worldwide have come to depend on Kingston server memory for reliability and performance,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We are proud to introduce the SSDNow E100 enterprise-class SSD to help organizations handle such initiatives as big data and virtualized environments. The drive’s higher endurance and reliability, along with higher IOPS make it an integral part of a datacenter where uninterrupted 24/7 operation is mission critical.”