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Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (upgrade bundle kit) SKC100S3B/240G

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB

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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.

  • newegg SandForce Driven Business-Equipped SSD KC100 utilizes the latest award-winning SandForce 2000 controller and SATA 6Gb/s interface to deliver exceptional performance and instantly boost the productivity of any client system – with read speeds up to 555 MB/s, writes up to 510MB/s (*240GB measured using ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41) and 40,000/60,000 IOPS of Sustained Random 4k Read/Write performance (*measured using IOMeter08).
  • newegg Endurance & Longevity Utilizing SandForce’s DuraClass technology, KC100 delivers world-class data integrity protection. DuraWrite technology optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance.
  • newegg Dependable RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) writes data across multiple flash die to enable recovery from a failure in a sector, page or entire block, just like the concept of multi-drive RAID used in disk-based storage. With the combination of a superior higher-level BCH ECC algorithm with up to 55 bits/ 512 Byte sector protection and RAISE technology, KC100 reduces the probability of a single unrecoverable read error by 100 times to 0.001%. RAISE provides the protection and reliability of RAID on a single drive without the 2x write overhead of parity.
  • newegg Secure The KC100 self-encrypts to provide full and immediate client-level data encryption. With two embedded encryption engines, running in both AES-128 and AES-256, encryption is performed at the drive level without draining host system resources and slowing down data transfer rates.
  • newegg Enterprise S.M.A.R.T The KC100 offer enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T attributes. The SSD’s Reliability Tracking, Usage Statistics, Life Remaining, Wear Leveling, Temperature and Drive Life Protection can be monitored with industry standard and publicly available S.M.A.R.T monitoring tools.
  • newegg Upgrade bundle kit The bundle kit includes: Kingston Client SSD, hard drive cloning software and installation guide CD, 2.5" SATA enclosure with accompanying USB-to-mini-USB cable, SATA data cable, 4-pin Molex to SATA power adapter cable, and brackets w/screws for 2.5” to 3.5” conversion.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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Customer Reviews of the Kingston Technology Corp. SKC100S3B/240G

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  • Ramon M.
  • 9/4/2012 7:17:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood 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.

The fact that one died does not surprise, or bother, me, as you should be expect drives to fail and be prepared for it, but I wish it didn't take so long to get a replacement.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2012 8:12:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

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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  • Steven J.
  • 4/6/2012 2:55:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

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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