Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Kingston Technology used VMworld to introduce its new E50 SSD, an enterprise-class SSD targeting performance-focused applications. The E50 is similar to Kingston's SSDNow E100 in terms of performance, and both carry three-year warranties. The primary difference between the two is that the lower-cost E50 has a mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of 1 million hours vs. 10 million hours for the E100.
The E50 includes Kingston's Advanced Data Integrity Protection, featuring DuraWrite technology, to extend the life of the SSD by effectively reducing the number of flash storage writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. It also includes Kingston's RAISE technology to reduce the number of uncorrectable errors in the SSD over and above standard error code correction.