Kingston Data Centre DC500R (SEDC500R/3840G) Enterprise Solid-State Drives – SSD 2.5″ 3840GB25 September 2023
Kingston’s Data Centre 500 (DC500R / DC500M) series of solid-state drives are high-performance 6Gbps SATA SSDs that use the latest 3D TLC NAND, designed for read-centric and mixed-use server workloads. They implement Kingston’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. They can increase productivity for AI, machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing, software-defined storage, operational databases (ODB), database applications, and data warehousing.
1. Read-Centric Design
The DC500R is a highly optimized SSD designed for read-centric workloads, enabling data centers to select SSDs tailored for workloads without overspending on more expensive write-intensive SSDs. It delivers I/O speeds and response times (latency) that a data center can deploy with confidence to ensure high levels of performance in the working application and downstream at the user interface. These are typically defined by applications that require real-time results.
2. End-to-End Protection
The DC500 series SSDs incorporate end-to-end data path protection to help guarantee that all user data transferred into the SSD is protected against transient errors. They also include on-board power-loss protection (PLP) via power capacitors and firmware, ensuring data-in-flight is written to the NAND Flash memory in the event of unexpected power loss. These power loss safeguards reduce the chance of data loss and ensure that the drive will successfully re-initialize on the next power-up of the system.
3. Quality of Service (QoS)
The DC500 series delivers on QoS with consistency, predictability of latency (response time), and IOPS (IOs per Second) performance while servicing balanced read and write workloads. Performance predictability is essential for web hosting applications that must deliver on SLAs promised to customers. The DC500 series efficiency produces the reliability needed for web server applications that require read-centric drives or mixed-use intensive workloads where uptime is mission critical.
Application Use Cases
- High-speed databases
- High-bandwidth media streaming
- SQL server reporting services (SSRS)
- BI, ERP, CRM, GL, OLAP, OLTP, ERM, and EDW workloads
- Cloud service providers
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the capacity range of the DC500 series SSDs?
The DC500 series SSDs are available in capacities ranging from 480GB to 7.68TB.
2. Do the DC500 series SSDs offer power-loss protection?
Yes, both the DC500R and DC500M models include on-board power-loss protection (PLP) via power capacitors and firmware to ensure data integrity in the event of unexpected power loss.
3. Can the DC500 series SSDs be used for read-intensive workloads?
Yes, the DC500R is specifically designed for read-centric workloads, making it an ideal choice for applications that require real-time results and responsive performance.
4. What kind of data centers can benefit from the DC500 series SSDs?
The DC500 series SSDs are suitable for service providers running a wide range of customer applications, including virtualization, high-speed databases, high-bandwidth media streaming, SQL server reporting services (SSRS), SAP, and various BI, ERP, CRM, GL, OLAP, OLTP, ERM, and EDW workloads.