Kingston announced the SSDNow KC100, the company’s first SATA III 6Gbps SSD. The business-equipped SSD is powered by SandForce controller and offers enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T attributes for monitoring the drive’s usage statistics, health and life stage. The KC100 comes with two embedded encryption engines, running in both AES-128 and AES-256, for hardware-based data encryption.
The 2.5-inch SSDNow KC100 is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. Using SATA III interface, the SSD offers up to 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write speeds. The drive is also backward compatible with SATA I/II interface. The KC100 is available standalone or with an upgrade kit.
|Kingston SSDNow KC100 Business Equipped Solid-State Drive|
|Part number||Capacity and features||MRSP (U.S. only)|
|SKC100S3/120G||120GB KC100 Stand-alone SSD||$ 337.00|
|SKC100S3/240G||240GB KC100 Stand-alone SSD||$ 650.00|
|SKC100S3/480G||480GB KC100 Stand-alone SSD||$ 1,270.00|
|SKC100S3B/120G||120GB KC100 Upgrade Bundle Kit||$ 353.00|
|SKC100S3B/240G||240GB KC100 Upgrade Bundle Kit||$ 665.00|
|SKC100S3B/480G||480GB KC100 Upgrade Bundle Kit||$ 1,285.00|