Kingston’s business-equipped KC100 solid-state drive is based on the award-winning SandForce second-generation SSD processor and features SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) to deliver exceptional performance and speed. It’s backwards compatible — install in your current SATA Rev. 2.0 systems, then use again when you get new SATA Rev. 3.0 systems to help future proof your investment.
KC100 comes with Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass and DuraWrite technology to optimize endurance, performance, data retention and power consumption, plus advanced wear leveling and monitoring, with Flash recycling and garbage collection to maximize consistent performance over the life of the drive.
KC100 offers Enterprise SMART attributes to monitor drive performance and RAISE to detect and correct nearly 1 quadrillion times more errors than other SSDs. It’s self-encrypting, so your data is protected without draining host system resources. For added peace of mind, KC100 is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 live tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.
Good so far
Pros: Very fast. I'm using these in a iSCSI SAN. Response times are 0.15 ms, which I'm sure is all from the network layer.
Cons: I bought 10 of these and one died within a few days. Newegg's shipping for RMA items is slow. I would be willing to pay extra for something better than UPS ground, but it is not even an option.
Other Thoughts: I ended up buying another drive so I could get it here quickly while I wait for the RMA. I set up the drives in a RAID 60 array, and I will have the extra one on standby in case another one dies.
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Pros: Put 4 of these babies in a RAID 10. Can copy a 4 GB dvd image in 4 seconds flat.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: The future of hard drives for sure.
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Pros: FAST! Reliable so far.
Cons: Solaris 11 could only see one at a time in a Dell R515 through H200 SAS controller.
Other Thoughts: We have 4 of these installed in a pair of Dell PowerEdge R515's running Oracle Solaris 11. Because of the above con, we had to add an LSI SAS controller so that both SSDs would be recognized. After that, we carved up the drives for OS (mirrored), ZFS L2ARC (striped), and ZIL (mirrored). These are fronting a 12-drive RAIDz2 in each server (12*600GB 10k SAS and 12*2TB 7.2k SATA). They have worked flawlessly for the past 6 months - not a peep from them. We saw immediate random r/w performance gains, and zfs send|recv has improved markedly with the latest Solaris updates. Highly recommended if you're serious about your mid-sized ZFS server.
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