Kingston Unveils Entry-Level NVMe PCIe SSD

May 9, 2018 0 By urbantechnoobs
Kingston, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD. The M.2 drive is Kingston’s first entry-level consumer-grade PCIe NVMe SSD utilizing 3D NAND. A1000 delivers twice the performance of SATA at near SATA pricing.

The single-sided M.2 2280 (22mm x 80mm) form factor makes A1000 ideal for notebooks and systems with limited space. The PCIe NVMe drive features a Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison 5008 controller, and 3D NAND Flash. It delivers 2x the performance of SATA SSDs with read/write speeds up to 1500MB/s and 1000MB/s giving it exceptional responsiveness and ultra-low latency.

As Kingston’s newest SSD for the entry-level PCIe NVMe market, A1000 is designed with 3D NAND Flash memory. It is more reliable and durable than a hard drive, and doubles the performance of a SATA SSD, providing consumers the benefit of PCIe performance at about the same price as SATAConsumers can replace a hard drive or slower SSD with A1000 and have the storage needed for applications, videos, photos and more.

A1000 is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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A1000 Features and Specifications:
·        20X faster than a hard drive: With incredible read/write speeds the A1000 will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems.

·        M.2 2280 Form Factor: Multi-purpose SFF connector replaces small mSATA and mini-PCIe slots.

·        Single-sided design: Integrates easily into designs with M.2 connectors; ideal for thin and light notebooks and in systems with limited space.

·        Multiple capacities: Available in a range of capacities up to 960GB to meet your data storage requirements.

        Form Factor: M.2 2280

        Interface: PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x2 Lanes

        Capacities: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB

        Controller: Phison 5008

        NAND: 3D TLC

        Sequential Read/Write:
o   240GB: up to 1,500/800MB/s
o   480GB: up to 1,500/900MB/s
o   960GB: up to 1,500/1,000MB/s
Random 4K Read/Write:
o   240GB: up to 100,000/80,000MB/s
o   480GB: up to 100,000/90,000MB/s
o   960GB: up to 120,000/100,000MB/s
Power Consumption: 0.011748W Idle / 0.075623W Avg / 0.458W (MAX) Read / 0.908W (MAX) Write

        Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm

        Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C

        Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C

o   240GB: 6.4g
o   480GB: 7g
o   960GB: 7.6g

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

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

        Life Expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

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

        Total Bytes Written (TBW):
o   240GB: 150TB
o   480GB: 300TB
o   960GB: 600TB
A1000 SSD Part Numbers
Part Number
240GB A1000 SSD
480GB A1000 SSD
960GB A1000 SSD