Photo and video file sizes are getting bigger by the day, and if you don’t have fast drives like the Kingston DC1000M NVMe, your workflow will suffer.
Modern Mirrorless and DSLR cameras are fantastic; there are no two ways about it. One thing that isn’t so great, though, is the ever-increasing file sizes that these new cameras push out. These days you need pretty beefy computers with tons of RAM, additional GPU’s and fast storage if you want to have any sort of efficient workflow. Kingston is aiming to at least offer some hope in the storage area with their new Kingston DC1000M NVMe, which provides read and write speeds up to 3,100MBs/2,800MBs. Find out more after the break.
According to Kingston, the DC1000M MVNe is an affordable and powerful NVMe drive that has been developed for data centers, but this doesn’t mean that’s all these drives can be used for. A drive like this will serve photographers who share a studio with other creatives, or who deal with large files from cameras like the Sony a7r IV or the Fujifilm GFX 100 well. The Kingston DC1000M NVMe will also be a great fit videographers who deal with 4K and 6K video frequently as well.
Pretty much anyone who is looking for drives that offer fast read and write speeds will benefit from switching over to an NVMe drive. The DC1000M offers a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe interface enabling high throughput and low latency on standardized platforms, delivering up to 540K IOPS (input and output operations per second) of random read performance and over 3GB/s of throughput.
The Kingston DC1000M NVMe is available in four sizes. You can get your hands on a 960GB with read and write speeds of 3,100MBs/1,330MBs. A 1.92TB drive with speeds of 3,100MBs/2,600MBs. A more substantial 3.84TB drive with speeds of 3,100MBs/2,700MBs, or a massive 7.68TB drive, which tops out at 3,100MBs/2,800MBs. The Kingston DC1000M NVMe drives also feature Enterprise-class protection to reduce the possibility of data loss or corruption during power outages, and predictable low-latency and high I/O consistency.
These drives certainly aren’t cheap, but power users will more than likely get their monies worth out of them. The 960GB drive costs $356.20, the 1.92TB version will set you back $552.20, and the 3.84TB drive will cost $975. The massive 7.68GB drive is set to be released later this year. As of right now, no pricing details have been issued for the 7.68TB drive. If you would like more information on the Kingston DC1000M NVMe drives, head on over to their official Kingston website.