Kingston Digital Europe, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has announced its upcoming NVMe SSD roadmap at the all-digital CES 2021. Kingston will bring its SSDs to the forefront for attendees to experience virtually. The new offerings include its first PCIe NVMe Gen 4.0 SSDs as well as an external USB 3.2 SSD.
The upcoming high-performance Gen 4.0 drive is codenamed as Ghost Tree. Kingston is targeting speeds of 7000MB per second read and write, stretching PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 8-channel to the limit with capacities ranging from 1TB-4TB. NV Series, the latest Gen 3.0 x4 SSD is the entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with capacities up to 2TB.
XS2000 is Kingston’s USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 external drive with 500GB-2TB capacities. The USB Type-C interface allows for data transfers up to 2000MB per second. The new offerings also include the data centre 1500M which is an update to the DC1000M adding support for multi-namespaces. The U.2 NVMe SSD is designed to support a wide range of data-intensive workloads including cloud computing, web hosting and virtual infrastructures.
“Now that CES is moving online, we have a greater opportunity to connect with new and existing tech communities around the world,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD Business Manager, Kingston EMEA. “CES is the best time to share what’s next from Kingston and we are very excited to launch our first Gen 4.0 NVMe SSDs as well as an external drive this year. When it comes to NVMe, we will have all customer segments covered from consumers to prosumers to data centres.”