Kingston DCP1000 1,6TB review: lightning-fast SSD reaches 7 GB/s

Lightning-fast data center SSD in the spotlight.

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What's inside

The SSD is almost fully covered by a black cooling block which according to Kingston should be enough for the airflow. In the servers, it should not pose any problems. Under the large heatsink there are four m.2 SSDs which have a Phison PS5007 controller each and eight 15nm flash chips by Toshiba. The memory is being managed as MLC at two bits per cell. In any case, there is 28% over-provisioning available with the goal of prolonging the life of the SSD and keeping up higher performance speeds even at long-term loads.

A PLX PEX8725 switch is there to make sure that the bandwidth is being utilised as efficiently as possible across the internal SSDs. We know this manufacturer from the high-end motherboard market where the switch provides more PCIe lanes. In your operating system, you will see four separate drives which can be set in RAID formation via software or use as separate drives.

Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB

On the top of the PCB, there are nine capacitors which provide enough power to the cache memory to make sure that the SSD is protected in case of a power outage. This is a feature specific to the data center products and does not often appear on the consumer SSDs.

Kingston present sequential speeds of 6800 MB/s for read and 6000 MB/s for write. Performance during processing 4 kB files is specified at 1,1 million IOPS writing and 200.000 IOPS writing.


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Kingston DCP1000 1.6TB

SSD, 1600 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x8, Phison PS5007, 6800 MB/s, 6000 MB/s, PCIe x8 add-in card

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