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SSDNow E100

ssdnow e100The SSDNow E100 solid state drive by Kingston is an enterprise-type drive that is built for intensive workloads. This drive is powered by SandForce’ SF-2500 controller, made especially for this type of SSD. Together with this controller is Toshiba’s eMLC toggle-type NAND flash.

Users could choose between 100 GB, 200 GB and 400 GB capacities. All of these come with a warranty of three years. The 100 GB supports 428 TB of total bytes written while the 200 GB and 400 GB supports 857 TB and 1714 TB respectively. Each drive is capable of reaching a maximum sequential read speed of 535 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 500 MB/s. The difference lies in their IOPS numbers. For the 100 GB variant, its IOPS for read and write are 47,000 and 81,000 respectively while for the 200 GB variant, the IOPS numbers are 59,000 (read) and 72,000 (write). The IOPS numbers for the 400 GB variant are 52,000 for read and 37,000 for write.

The features of the SSDNow include Reliability Tracking, Usage Statistics, Life Remaining, Wear Leveling, and Drive Life Protection. TRIM commands is not supported. The Mean Time Between Failure of the SSDNow E100 is 10,000,000 hours.


  • Sequential Read: Up to 535 MB/second
  • Sequential Write: Up to 500 MB/second
  • NAND type: MLC
  • Interface: SATA 3 6GBps
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inches
  • DRAM Cache: None
  • TRIM support: No
  • SMART support: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Power Consumption (Active): 1,2W
  • Power Consumption (Idle): 0.5W
  • MTBF: 10,000,000 hours

Part Numbers:

  •  100GB: SE100S37/100G
  • 200GB: SE200S37/200G
  • 400GB: SE400S37/400G

Price Comparison:

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The Kingston SSDNow E100 is a complete offering for the higher-end entry enterprise space, offering more in terms of endurance, performance and enterprise-grade features than most other MLC and even eMLC-based offerings. In terms of cost, the Kingston E100 stands out offering the lowest pricing in the eMLC category, which will undoubtly cause it to gain attention in the rapidly expanding entry enterprise market.

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