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Kingston DCP1000 NVMe SSD Reaches 7GB/s – Is This the Worlds Fastest?

Quick post to let all know what we have in store in the next few weeks.  We just got the Kingston DCP1000 Data Center NVMe SSD in today and this SSD is rather special.  With advertised capacities up to 3.2TB and performance up to 6.8GB/s and 1.2mil IOPS, this SSD just could be the fastest single SSD solution worldwide right now.

DCP1000 Alone

Based on both Kingston and Liqid technologies, the DCP1000 is an NVMe SSD using PCIe 3.0 x 8 ultrafast lanes and it looks no different than any other PCIe card, but for a few capacitors that become visible when she is sitting in the Test Bench.

DCP1000 in the machine

Installation was very simple, consisting of plugging her into our Z270 Test bench, creating a RAID volume of the 4 x 400GB logical drives, and then formatting.  We had this SSD running in less than 10 minutes and check this out:

DCP1000 CDM

I could be wrong but this result could be the absolute fastest speed ever pulled off from a solid state drive of this nature, granted the performance is the result of a RAID volume but we have never seen anything even remotely close from a single SSD prior.  Will it hit 1.2 million IOPS though?  Stay tuned as we are going to publish both an enthusiast and enterprise review of the DCP1000.  Just to give you a taste of things to come, we couldn’t resist a quick transfer test of 15GB of HD video…. 6.8 seconds.  Yup… the DCP1000 is transferring HD video at more than 2GB/sec.  More to come!!!

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