The Kingston DCP1000 is, without a doubt, the fastest SSD we have ever tested. Speaking of the maximum speeds, it exceeds even the promised specifications. The steady state continuous activity tests is where it really shines by keeping up the same high speeds over long period of time. This is what makes it the perfect drive for high usage servers.
Let’s be clear here, as a regular consumer, you will have little use of enterprise grade SSDs. In the PCMark8, we can clearly see that it is not optimised for consumer applications and the large overprovisioning means that a lot of the drive space is not being utilized. It is very difficult to see the added value of NVMe SSDs outside of a professional environment, let alone to exploit the potential of this drive.
If you carry out tasks which have an insatiable appetite for storage speed, the Kingston DCP1000 does almost everything well. It is, obviously, very fast and reliable thanks to its built-in power outage protection and it is also not very big. You can fit in many of these drives in a server because of its compact size which is also important in a business environment. The only question we have is about the use of the software-based RAID setup as not all of the available software can apply this. However, the most important benefits of the hardware RAID are available in other ways.
Looking at the excellent performance in our enterprise simulations (that are applicable for the primary use of this SSD), the Kingston DCP1000 deserves our Ultimate Product award hands down.