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Kingston Digital Launches First SandForce-based Business-Equipped Solid State Drive

Kingston Digital Launches First SandForce-based Business-Equipped Solid State Drive28 October 2011 14:08:39

The Kingston SSDNow KC100, the company’s first SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) business-equipped solid state drive (SSD) 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 leveling and garbage collection to maintain optimal 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. This provides peace of mind for IT departments knowing their employees are taken care of as the SSDNow KC100 client-side SSDs are reliable and running optimally.

“Kingston® is thrilled to offer the new business-equipped SSDNow KC100 SSD to enterprises,” said Debbie Fowler, SSD Business Development Manager EMEA, Kingston Technology Europe. “Data integrity is important to every company and the SSDNow KC100 is sure to deliver 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 2 systems so investments are future-proofed for the next client system upgrade.

Source: http://www.kingston.com

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