VMworld 2012: Storage Takes Center Stage (Part 2)


Kingston Technology’s new enterprise-class E100 SSD was designed for use in mission-critical environments such as data centers. The Fountain Valley, Calif.-based vendor said the E100 offers ten times the endurance of typical client SSDs, with 30,000 program/erase cycles on the E100 compared to about a 3,000 cycle on standard SSDs. The embedded SandForce DuraWrite SF-2500 enterprise class processor provides the high read/write performance and endurance,

The E100 also includes Tantalum capacitors so existing writes are committed and/or retired during a power loss to prevent any data loss. The capacitors can withstand higher temperatures than the super capacitors commonly used in SSDs, helping endure proper shutdowns during unexpected power interruptions, Kingston said.

The E100 is backed by a three-year warranty.