Kingston DC500 Enterprise SSD (Review)

Kingston Data center DC500 series(DC500R/DC500M) is a SATA Enterprise SSD offered in two different endurance levels. R stands for Read-centric workloads and M stands for Mixed-use and those are closely tied to the endurance level of an SSD.

Typically a data center customer that’s looking to source SSD for their service and storage arrays, looks at performance and endurance. Most datacenter customers that are making that purchase probably already have an idea of the endurance level that they’re looking for in their SSD. They’re looking at either as a sub one drive right per day SSD or they’re looking for more endurance at either a drive right or a little bit over one drive right per day.


DC500 series offers two different categories and there is a price difference between those DC500R and DC500M. R being more read-centric, so if you have an application


Kingston Data center DC500 SATA Enterprise SSD (DC500R/DC500M) comes in quite large capacities 480 GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB.

DC500R is going to be more for like say it would be the perfect solution for a web host where we upload files once in a while but realistically it’s all read data it’s all people visiting the website.


DC500M would be more for internal storage for business networks where we open a lot of files and saving those files back to network drives.


Form factor 2.5 Inch
Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacity 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB
Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) AES 256-bit Encryption
Sequential Read/Write
480GB – 555MBs/500MBs
960GB – 555MBs/525MBs
1.92TB – 555MBs/525MBs
3.84TB – 555MBs/520MBs
Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
480GB – 98,000/12,000 IOPS
960GB – 98,000/20,000 IOPS
1.92TB – 98,000/24,000 IOPS
3.84TB – 98,000/28,000 IOPS
Sequential Read/Write:
480GB – 555MBs/520MBs
960GB – 555MBs/520MBs
1.92TB – 555MBs/520MBs
3.84TB – 555MBs/520MBs
Steady State 4k Random Read/Write:
480GB – 98,000/58,000 IOPS
960GB – 98,000/70,000 IOPS
1.92TB – 98,000/75,000 IOPS
3.84TB – 98,000/75,000 IOPS
Quality of Service(Latency) TYP Read/Write: <500 µs / <2 ms
480GB – 438TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6
960GB – 876TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6
1.92TB – 1752TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6
3.84TB – 3504TBW5 (0.5 DWPD)6
480GB – 1139TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6
960GB – 2278TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6
1.92TB – 4555TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6
3.84TB – 9110TBW5 (1.3 DWPD)6
Power Consumption Idle: 1.56W
Average: 1.6W
Max Read: 1.8W
Max Write: 4.86W
Storage Temperature -40°C~85°C
Operating Temperature 0°C~70°C
Dimensions 69.9mm x 100mm x 7mm
Dimensions 69.9mm x 100mm x 7mm
Weight 92.34g
Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
MTBF 2 million hours
Warranty/support7 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support



  • Optimized for read-intensive applications (DC500R
  • Optimized for mixed-use applications (DC500M)
  • Reduce application latencies
  • Data Integrity Protection
  • On-board (PLP) Power Loss Protection


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