Kingston recently announced the release of the Kingston DC1000M SSD for data centers. It is made in the U.2 form factor and supports the NVMe protocol.
The new Kingston SSD uses the 16-channel Silicon Motion SM2270 controller, which supports the PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. To clarify, the DC1000M uses four PCIe lanes, since this is the slot limitation. However, the DC1000M sequential read and write speeds do not rest on the PCIe 3.0 x4 limit. The source notes low power consumption – from 10 to 18 watts, depending on the volume, which is only slightly higher than that of U.2 SSDs on 8-channel controllers. 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB and SSD are available 7.68 TB. The first three cost $ 356.20, $ 552.50 and $ 975.00, respectively. The most capacious option is not yet available. The resource in all cases is equal to one full rewriting per day (DWPD) during the warranty period of operation, which is five years.