Kingston Introduces New Enterprise SSD to Support
Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

· New E50 SSD Joins Kingston’s Leading Enterprise SSD Family

· Helps Organizations Achieve Maximum Performance with Lower Associated Costs

· Offers Advanced Data Integrity and 24/7 Intelligent Power Failure Protection

Hsinchu, Taiwan – August 27, 2013 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E50, the company’s latest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD). SSDNow E50 enables performance-focused organizations that do not have heavy endurance needs to obtain the same enterprise-level performance as Kingston’s SSDNow E100 but at a more cost-effective price point.

SSDNow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualization performance. SSDNow E50 helps alleviate I/O latencies and server bottlenecks by providing greater IOPS and higher bandwidth.

SSDNow E50 features advanced data integrity protection via DuraWrite™ technology that extends the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of Flash writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. RAISE™ reduces the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, over and above standard error code correction. SSDNow E50 surpasses competitive market offerings with its robust intelligent power failure protection to prevent data loss in the event of a power outage or interruption.

“We found that there was a demand within our customer base and partner community for an SSD that offers enterprise-strength reliability and superior features but with lower endurance capabilities and associated costs,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Based on this feedback, we developed SSDNow E50 and are pleased to further expand Kingston’s SSD family to support the evolving needs of our customers and partners.”

Kingston SSDNow E50 Features & Specifications:

· Form factor: 2.5″, 7mm height
· Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to
SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
· Capacities1: 100GB, 240GB, 480GB
· Controller: SandForce-SF2581
· Encryption: AES 128bit
· Sequential Read/Write2: SATA Rev. 3.0 – 100GB – up to 550/530MB/s
240GB – up to 550/530MB/s
480GB – up to 530/500MB/s
· Maximum 4k Read/ Write2: 100GB — 85,000/ 80,000 IOPS
240GB — 85,000/ 73,000 IOPS
480GB — 74,000/ 36,000 IOPS
· Random 4k Read/ Write2: 100GB — 27,000/ 82,000 IOPS
240GB — 48,000/ 72,000 IOPS
480GB — 53,000/ 32,000 IOPS
· Additional Features: Enterprise SMART Tools
· Total Bytes Written (TBW) 3:
100GB – 310TB 3 DWPD4
240GB – 739TB 3 DWPD4
480GB – 1747TB 3 DWPD4
· Power Consumption:
100GB – 1.26 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg / 1.44 W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write
240GB – 1.25 W Idle / 1.27 W Avg / 1.43 W (MAX) Read / 2.74 W (MAX) Write
480GB – 1.29 W Idle / 1.31 W Avg / 1.47 W (MAX) Read / 3.2 W (MAX) Write
· Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C
· Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C
· Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100mm x 7mm
· Weight: 92.34g
· Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
· Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
· Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
· Warranty/support: three-year warranty with free technical support

1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not
available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the
products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash memory Guide at
2 Based on “out-of-box performance.” Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Workload (JESD219A).
4 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Kingston SSDNow E50 Features and Specifications
Part Number
Capacity and Features
100GB stand-alone enterprise SSD
240GB stand-alone enterprise SSD
480GB stand-alone enterprise SSD

By Harry