Kingston has been making SSDs for data storage in the consumer market for a while now along with RAM for its computers. The new SSD this time around is aimed at the business user and it is called the SSDNow KC100. This is the first SSD from Kingston that is SATA rev. 3.0 6Gb/s and aimed at the business user. The KC100 uses the latest SandForce controller inside for more performance in the business world.
The SandForce DuraClass tech inside the SSD is what makes this new model so appealing for business types. The KC100 is said to be the only business-equipped SSD to provide users with enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T. attributes. That allows the drives to be monitored for usage stats, health and life stage using industry standard and available S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tools.
The SSD is also self-encrypting and features full and instant client-level data encryption. The drive sports dual embedded encryption engines with both AES-128 and AES-256 encryption that is preformed at the drive level without putting a strain on the host system or slowing data rates. The SSD comes in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with the drive alone or in a bundle upgrade kit. Performance is up to 555MB/s sequential read and up to 510MB/s sequential write.