Kingston Technology, one of the world’s leading suppliers of DRAM and NAND flash-based products, has announced the latest addition to its SSDNow family, the KC300 solid-state drive. KC300 provides advanced power management via an LSI SandForce second-generation SF-2281 controller as well as boosts reliability and performance of the new SSDs.
KC300 is the next-generation business drive, replacing the Kingston V+200 and KC100 SSDs. The drive features enterprise-grade SMART attributes, allowing IT departments to monitor wear range data, SSD life remaining write amplification and total bytes written. KC300 comes equipped with Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraWrite technology to extend the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of NAND 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.
“Kingston’s new SSDNow KC300 is designed to help business, mobile and power users extend the lifespan and significantly improve the performance of their PC or notebook with higher speeds, greater stability and reliability. KC300 provides greater power efficiency than the traditional hard disk drive, thus allowing users to keep on working longer without having to recharge the battery,” said Mathew Mackender, a business manager SSD at Kingston.
KC300 is available as a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit containing cloning software and other accessories for a desktop and/or notebook system . It is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support.