Overhead view of two Q500 2.5" SSDs sit on a white surface
Incredible speeds plus rock-solid reliability.

Q500 SATA SSD in 2.5" Form Factor

Kingston’s Q500 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. Powered by a latest gen controller for read and write speeds up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s1, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive1 for higher performance, ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overall faster system.

Also more reliable and durable than a hard drive, Q500 is available in multiple capacities from 240GB-960GB2 to give you all the space you need for applications, videos, photos and other important documents.

  • Fast start-up, loading and file transfers
  • More reliable and durable than a hard drive
  • Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement

Key Features

A Q500 SSD against the background of a computer’s interior.]

10x faster than a hard drive3

With incredible read/write speeds the Q500 SSD will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems.

A hiker sitting on a mountain slope using a laptop.]


Q500 is shock- and vibration-resistant for rugged reliability when used in notebooks and other mobile computing devices.

A Q500 SSD mounted on a computer interior.]

Multiple capacities

Available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities2, Q500 is designed to suit anyone’s needs.

A Q500 SSD inside a laptop.

Ideal for desktops and notebooks

Q500 has a 7mm form factor to fit in a wider array of systems. It’s ideal for slimmer notebooks and in systems with limited available space.



        Form factor 2.5"
        Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
        Capacities2 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
        Baseline Performance1
        Data Transfer (ATTO) 240GB — up to 500MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
        480GB — up to 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write
        960GB — up to 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write
        Power Consumption 0.195W Idle / 0.279W Avg / 0.642W (MAX) Read / 1.535W (MAX) Write
        Storage temperature -40°C~85°C
        Operating temperature 0°C~70°C
        Dimensions 100.0mm x 69.9mm x 7.0mm
        Weight 41g
        Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
        Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
        Life expectancy 2 million hours MTBF
        Warranty/support4 Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
        Total Bytes Written (TBW)5 240GB: 80TB
        480GB: 160TB
        960GB: 300TB

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