During the online virtual event of this year’s CES, Kingston Digital, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, announced its upcoming NVMe SSD roadmap, with the tech giant set to continue its leadership position in the SSD market this year.
The new offerings from Kingston include its first PCI1 NVMe Gen 4.0 SSDs as well as an external USB 3.2 SSD:
- Ghost Tree: Kingston’s upcoming High-Performance Gen 4.0 drive is perfect for the content creator and power user. Codenamed “Ghost Tree,” Kingston is targeting speeds of 7000MB/s read and write, stretching PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 8-channel to the limit with capacities ranging from 1TB-4TB.
- NV Series: As stated by Kingston, the latest Gen 3.0 x4 SSD is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with capacities up to 2TB.
- XS2000: Kingston’s all-new USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 external drive with 500GB – 2TB capacities is perfect as additional storage for photos, videos and other files. The USB Type-C interface allows for super-fast data transfers up to 2000MB/s.
- DC1500M: The DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD features high-storage capacity and best-in-class enterprise performance. It offers a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe interface enabling high throughput and low latency on standardized platforms. The DC1000M is designed to deliver up to 540K IOPS of random read performance and 3GB/s of throughput. In addition to this, it is backed by strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.
“Now that CES is moving online, we have a greater opportunity to connect with new and existing tech communities around the world,” stated Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager, Kingston EMEA. “CES is the best time to share what’s next from Kingston and we are very excited to launch our first Gen 4.0 NVMe SSDs as well as an external drive this year. When it comes to NVMe, we will have all customer segments covered from consumers to prosumers to data centers.”