Kingston Digital debuts UV500 line of SSDs with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption; supports TCG Opal 2.0



Kingston Digital Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company and vendor of memory products and technology solutions, announced on Monday that it is shipping the UV500 family line of SSD products.

Available in multiple form factors, UV500 will be Kingston’s first 3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption. UV500 is powered by the Marvell 88SS1074 controller, and combined with 3D NAND Flash, delivers incredible read/write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 500MB/s, making it 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.

UV500 improves a system’s overall responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times; and, with no moving parts is far less likely to fail compared to mechanical hard drives. UV500 protects sensitive data with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and supports TCG Opal 2.0. It is available in three different form factors such as 2.5-inch, M.2 2280 and mSATA to accommodate any client system.

UV500 is perfect as a boot drive or for primary storage as it is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB capacities.

“We are proud to bring the UV500 family of SSDs featuring self-encryption to market,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “The combination of a powerful controller, 3D NAND and data encryption in multiple form factors makes UV500 perfect for both consumers and enterprise users looking for a performance boost on existing systems.”

UV500 is backed by a limited five-year warranty and legendary Kingston support.

 

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