Kingston Digital Ships DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe

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  • DC1500M U.2 NVMe SSD Adds Support for Multiple Namespaces
  • Delivers Enhanced Enterprise-Grade Endurance with Consistent Latency and IOPS Performance

Dubai, UAE: Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the availability of the DC1500M, a U.2 data center NVMe PCIe SSD for mixed-use workloads. Leveraging a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe design, the DC1500M delivers predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.

“DC1500M adds support for multiple namespaces making it ideal for environments including virtualisation and web hosting,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager, Kingston EMEA. “From high-performance cloud services, media capture and transport to a range of big-data applications, DC1500M sets the standard for applications where QoS and predictability of performance are paramount. Data centers need drives that are reliable, have serviceable form factors and are equipped with the enterprise-grade features that make it easier to maintain SLAs.”


DC1500M is built with long-term performance in mind offering a high-performance 

Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe interface to ensure high throughput and low latency in new and existing data center platforms. The drive delivers consistent read/write latencies of <110 µs / <206 µs, respectively. Additionally, adopting the U.2 form factor allows current Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0 servers and storage arrays to immediately utilise existing PCIe slots and U.2 backplanes while maintaining serviceability with hot-pluggable drives. 

Building on the success of previous Kingston U.2 NVMe SSDs, the new DC1500M drive boasts advanced enterprise-class features to enhance long-term performance in high-availability environments. These include end-to-end data path protection, multiple namespace management, power loss protection (PLP), and telemetry monitoring for increased data center reliability. 

DC1500M joins the DC1000B NVMe boot drive, the VMware Ready DC500 series SATA SSDs and DC450R to form the most complete range of superior enterprise-class data center storage solutions on the market. The drives are backed by Kingston’s legendary pre- and post-sales support and a five-year limited warranty. DC1500M is available in 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB and 7.68TB capacities. For more information, visit kingston.com. 

DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD
Part NumberCapacity
SEDC1500M/960G960GB DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD
SEDC1500M/1920G1920GB DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD
SEDC1500M/3840G3840GB DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD
SEDC1500M/7680G7680GB DC1500M Data Center U.2 NVMe SSD

DC1500M SSD Features & Specifications

  • Data Center NVMe Performance: Incredible I/O consistency with speeds of up to 3GB/s and up to 510K IOPS.
  • Enterprise-Class Mixed-Use Storage: An exceptional balance of consistent I/O delivery with high read and write IOPS performance to manage a wide range of transactional workloads. 
  • Reduce Application Latencies: Quality of Service (QoS) delivers ultra-low transactional latency for large data sets and various web-based applications.
  • On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP): Enterprise-class protection to reduce possibility of data loss or corruption on ungraceful power fails.
  • Form Factor: U.2, 2.5″ x 15mm
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 
  • Capacities: 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 960GB – 3,100/1,700MB/s
    • 1.92TB – 3,300/2,700MB/s
    • 3.84TB – 3,100/2,700MB/s
    • 7.68TB – 3,100/2,700MB/s
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 960GB – 440,000/150,000 IOPS
    • 1.92TB – 510,000/220,000 IOPS
    • 3.84TB – 480,000/210,000 IOPS
    • 7.68TB – 420,000/200,000 IOPS
  • Latency: 99.9 – Read/Write: <110 µs / <206 µs
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling: Yes
  • Power Loss Protection (Power Caps): Yes
  • Namespace Management Support: Yes – 64 Namespaces supported
  • Enterprise Diagnostics: Telemetry, Media Wear, Temperature, Health and Error Logs, etc.
  • Endurance:
    • 960GB — (1 DWPD/5yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3yrs) 
    • 1.92TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)
    • 3.84TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)
    • 7.68TB — (1 DWPD/5yrs), (1.6 DWPD/3yrs)
  • Power Consumption:
    • 960GB –  Idle: 6.30W   Average Read: 6.21W    Average Write: 11.40W    

Max Read: 6.60W     Max Write: 12.24W

  • 1.92TB –  Idle: 6.60W   Average Read: 6.30W   Average Write: 13.7W    

Max Read: 6.63W     Max Write: 15.36W

  • 3.84TB –  Idle: 6.80W   Average Read: 6.40W    Average Write: 14.20W   

Max Read: 7W   Max Write: 16W

  • 7.68TB –  Idle: 7W   Average Read: 7.30W   Average Write: 17.14W   

Max Read: 8.16W   Max Write: 20.88W

  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 100.09mm x 69.84mm x 14.75mm
  • Weight: 
    • 960GB – 145g 
    • 1.92TB – 150g
    • 3.84TB – 155g 
    • 7.68TB – 160g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

About Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP:

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP and Kingston Technology Company, Inc., are part of the same corporate group (“Kingston”). Kingston is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels technology used by the world every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference.