Kingston has made a lot of moves in the SSD market in the past few months with the HyperX series. Since the consumer market now has plenty to browse, Kingston has shifted focus to the enterprise market. The new Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise Class SSD is designed to bring mechanical storage arrays up-to-date.
To complement the improvements in endurance and reliability, Kingston is also increased storage space. The SSDNow E100 will be available in 100 GB, 200 GB, and 400 GB models in a 2.5″ form. This translates to fewer SSDs needed to match the storage needs of your business. In most cases, a handful of these drives can replace dozens of HDDs thanks to using less complex RAID arrays while maintaining up to 91.8% improvement in performance.
The math is too simple to ignore. Less complex storage arrays, with a less complex RAID, using less power, while nearly doubling data performance is a nearly mythic upgrade. I don’t see any reason enterprise buyers don’t jump all over this great new product for a better storage solution.