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Kingston KC310 960GB Business-Class SSD Announced – See Features and Specifications

Kingston recently announced a new business-class SSD in addition to their SSDNOW series, the Kingston KC310 960GB SSD. The Kingston KC310 features a Phison S10 controller and offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s respectively. It also features an advanced Flash ECC that provides end-to-end data protection. As you can see from the title, it has more room to store applications and data, thanks to its 960GB capacity. Check out more of its features and specifications from the official news below.

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston KC310 960GB solid-state drive, its largest business-class SSD. KC310 is a true HDD replacement as its large capacity allows users to store more data and applications. Powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller, KC310 provides unsurpassed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance delivering high read/write speeds and IOPS.

The Kingston KC310 is an ideal SSD for entry-level servers and datacenter hosting companies looking for more storage. The drive provides end-to-end data protection throughAdvanced SmartECC™ and Flash error code correction. Data can be rebuilt in the event of an error allowing for extended NAND durability and reliability. The addition of firmware-based power loss protection helps maintain data integrity as data is constantly moved to NAND to minimize the amount of time it stays in the cache.

According to Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston: “Kingston is proud to add this drive to our line of business SSDs for users who want or need nearly 1TB in storage,” “Corporate customers looking to upgrade client systems will also find KC310 ideal for entry-level servers with its combination of read/write speeds, IOPS, high capacity and advanced data protection.”

In addition to the Kingston KC310, the company also offers the KC300 series for corporate customers who require client management software to centrally manage and set security policies for its SSDs. KC300 SSDs support TCG Opal 2.0, IEEE 1667 and Microsoft eDrive, as well as feature advanced power management and enterprise-grade S.M.A.R.T. attributes. KC300 SSDs utilize the award-winning SandForce SF2281 Flash controller and range in capacity from 60GB to 480GB.

The Kingston KC310 and KC300 SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visitwww.kingston.com.

Kingston KC310 960GB Business-Class SSD

Kingston KC310 SSD Features

  • High Capacity: more room to store applications and data
  • High Performance: allows user to fully exploit the potential of their systems while enhancing productivity
  • End-to-end data protection: provides intelligent data error correction for advanced data reliability
  • Firmware-based power loss protection: enables drive to recover from unsafe power shutdown
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM: maintains maximum performance on compatible operating systems
  • Guaranteed: three-year warranty and free technical support

Kingston KC310 SSD Specifications

  • Form factor: 2.5-inch
  • Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s): with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities¹: 960GB
  • Controller: Phison PS3110-S10
  • Sequential Read/Write²: SATA Rev. 3.0 – up to: 550/520MB/s
  • Maximum 4k Read/Write²: Up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS
  • Random 4k Read/Write²: Up to 96,000/88,000 IOPS
  • PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 80,700
  • Enterprise S.M.A.R.T. Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)³: 681TB 0.66 DWPD4
  • Power Consumption: 0.54 W Idle / 0.67 W Avg / 1.66 W (MAX) Read / 3.26 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100.1mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight: 84g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 1 million hours
  • Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support

Notes:
1 – Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash memory Guide at kingston.com/flashguide.
2 – Based on “out-of-box performance” using a SATA Rev. 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4k Random Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.
3 – Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).
4 – Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)
5 – Operating system software support: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3) 960G

Price and Availability

Kingston hasn’t disclosed the manufacturer’s suggested retail price from their official news release. But it may have a retail price just below $600 USD (more or less). Meanwhile, the Kingston SSDNow V310 960GB SSD currently retails for $552. USD, and the upgrade kit is priced at $563.50. You can check their updated prices and availability from B&H here.

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