Kingston has announced that their latest and fastest datacenter SSD is now available. The new DC1000M is a 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD, taking over the top spot in Kingston's datacenter SSD lineup. Last year, Kingston introduced the DC500M, DC500R and DC450R SSDs for the SATA market, but they have had few NVMe offerings. Back in 2017, Kingston partnered with Liqid on multi-controller NVMe add-in cards, but the DC1000M is Kingston's first foray into the more mainstream datacenter U.2 market segment. Kingston's DC1000M uses the Silicon Motion's SM2270 controller, a 16-channel design that is SMI's first really large SSD controller. The internal architecture is a bit unusual: it consists more or less of the two 8-channel controller backends (derived from their consumer-grade controllers) behind a unified...
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