Kingston UV500-Series SSDs, With 3D NAND & Full-disk Encryption, Begin Shipping

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅16.04.2018 15:03:29


Sunbury-on-Thames, UK – April 16, 2018 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced 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 dramatically 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 (2.5", M.2 2280, 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 Tony Hollingsbee, SSD Business Manager for EMEA at 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. For more information visit

UV500 Features and Specifications:

Form factor:- 2.5"/M.2 2280/mSATA

Interface:- SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)


- 2.5": 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1920B*

- M.2 2280: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB*

- mSATA: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

Controller:- Marvell 88SS1074


Baseline Performance:

Data Transfer (ATTO)

120GB — up to 520/320MB/s

240GB — up to 520/500MB/s

480GB — up to 520/500MB/s

960GB — up to 520/500MB/s

Maximum Random 4k Read/Write (IOMETER)

120GB — up to 79,000/18,000 IOPS

240GB — up to 79,000/25,000 IOPS

480GB — up to 79,000/35,000 IOPS

960GB — up to 79,000/45,000 IOPS

Power Consumption:

- 0.195W Idle / 0.5W Avg / 1.17W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write

Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C

Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C

- 100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm (2.5")
- 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
- 50.8mm x 29.85mm x 4.85mm (mSATA)

- 120GB to 480GB — 41g (2.5")

- 960GB — 57g (2.5")

- 120GB — 6.6g (M.2)

- 240GB — 6.7g (M.2)

- 480GB — 7.7g (M.2)

- 120GB — 6.2g (mSATA)

- 240GB to 480GB — 6.7g (mSATA)

Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)

Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

Warranty/support:- Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW):

- 120GB — 60TB

- 240GB — 100TB

- 480GB — 200TB

- 960GB — 480TB

* 1920GB 2.5" and 960GB M.2 models coming soon

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