Kingston Launches SandForce-based Business SSDs

Kingston Technology has announced the launch of the Kingston SSDNow KC100, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) business-equipped solid state drive (SSD)

October 6, 2011

Kingston SSDNow KC100 utilises the latest award-winning SandForce® controller. This powerhouse SSD delivers exceptional performance and instantly boosts the productivity of any client system.  Kingston SSDNow KC100 ships in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, as a standalone or as an upgrade kit.

SSDNow KC100 is backed by a five-year warranty to match the industry average for product refresh cycles in the enterprise. Utilising SandForce’s DuraClass technology, SSDNow KC100 delivers world-class data integrity protection. Corporations can rest assured their data is safe, as the drive offers advanced wear levelling and garbage collection to maintainoptimal endurance and performance. Data integrity protection runs transparently in the background so it never disrupts daily business.

SSDNow KC100 is the only business-equipped SSD to offer enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T attributes. The SSD’s usage statistics, health and life stage can be monitored with industry standard and publicly available S.M.A.R.T monitoring tools.

“Kingston is thrilled to offer the new business-equipped SSDNow KC100 SSD to enterprises,” said Grant Rau, business development manager Kingston Technology South Africa. “Data integrity is important to every company and the SSDNow KC100 delivers the highest standards of data protection on the client systems in which it is installed. Users can rest assured that with the combination of its endurance, reliability and performance, SSDNow KC100 will become a very important asset in the workplace.”

The new SSDNow KC100 self-encrypts to provide full and immediate client-level data encryption. With two embedded encryption engines, running in both AES-128 and AES-256, encryption is performed at the drive level without draining host system resources and slowing down data transfer rates. KC100 is also backwards-compatible with current SATA Rev 2.0 systems so investments are future-proofed for the next client system upgrade.

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