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Kingston Digital Introduces New UV500 Family of SSDs
[April 16, 2018]

Kingston Digital Introduces New UV500 Family of SSDs

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.

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UV500 will be Kingston's first 3D NAND-enabled SSD (Photo: Business Wire)

UV500 will be Kingston's first 3D NAND-enabled SSD (Photo: Business Wire)

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 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. 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)
  • Capacities2:
    • 2.5?: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1920B*
    • M.2 2280: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB*
    • mSATA: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Controller: Marvell (News - Alert) 88SS1074
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Baseline Performance1:
    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
  • Dimensions:
    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)
  • Weight:
    120GB - 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 - 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/support3: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)4:
    120GB - 60TB
    240GB - 100TB
    480GB - 200TB
    960GB - 480TB

This SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads, and is not intended for Server environments.

1 Based on "out-of-box performance" using a SATA Rev 3.0 / PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.
2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at
3 Limited warranty based on 5 years or SSD "Life Remaining" which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager ( A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See for details.
4 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).

* Coming soon

Kingston UV500 SSD
Part Number     Description
SUV500/120G     120GB UV500 stand-alone drive 2.5?
SUV500/240G     240GB UV500 stand-alone drive 2.5?
SUV500/480G     480GB UV500 stand-alone drive 2.5?
SUV500/960G     960GB UV500 stand-alone drive 2.5?
SUV500/1920G*     1920GB UV500 stand-alone drive 2.5?
SUV500B/120G     120GB Desktop / Notebook upgrade kit 2.5?
SUV500B/240G     240GB Desktop / Notebook upgrade kit 2.5?
SUV500B/480G     480GB Desktop / Notebook upgrade kit 2.5?
SUV500B/960G     960GB Desktop / Notebook upgrade kit 2.5?
SUV500B/1920G*     1920GB Desktop / Notebook upgrade kit 2.5?
SUV500M8/120G     120GB M.2 2280 form factor
SUV500M8/240G     240GB M.2 2280 form factor
SUV500M8/480G     480GB M.2 2280 form factor
SUV500M8/960G*     960GB M.2 2280 form factor
SUV500MS/120G     120GB mSATA form factor
SUV500MS/240G     240GB mSATA form factor
SUV500MS/480G     480GB mSATA form factor

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 877-546-4786 or visit

Editor's Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA (News - Alert) USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston's press room here.

© 2017 All rights reserved. Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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