• Capacities1 : 120GB–480GB

    Read2 : up to 550MB/s

    Write2 : up to 520MB/s

    Features : mSATA form factor

    Capacities1 : 120GB–480GB

    Read2 : up to 550MB/s

    Write2 : up to 520MB/s

    Features : M.2 Form Factor

    Capacities1 : 240GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 2700MB/s

    Write2 : up to 1600MB/s

    Features : Native NVMe

  • 120GB–480GB
  • up to 550MB/s
    up to 550MB/s
    up to 2700MB/s
  • up to 520MB/s
    up to 520MB/s
    up to 1600MB/s
  • mSATA form factor
    M.2 Form Factor
    Native NVMe

SSDNow M.2 SATA G2 Drive

Kingston’s M.2 SATA G2 SSD is a compact, caseless internal solid-state drive that combines high capacity with low power consumption. Lighter weight than a cased SSD, the M.2 SATA G2 SSD optimises performance with advanced garbage collection, wear-levelling, TRIM support{{Footnote.N37130}} and DevSleep. Suitable for small-form-factor (SFF) PCs, the M.2 2280 SATA G2 SSD easily integrates into designs with M.2 connectors. The complimentary Kingston SSD Manager (KSM) monitors warranty status and SSD health.


  • Space-saving caseless design fits ultra-thin computing applications
  • Multi-purpose SFF connector replaces small mSATA and mini-PCIe slots
  • Capacities of up to 480GB{{Footnote.N37131}}
  • M.2 Gen 2 SSDs are backed by a limited five-year warranty{{Footnote.N37133}}

Form factor: M.2 2280

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

Capacities{{Footnote.N37131}}: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

Baseline performance:
Sequential Read/Write SATA Rev. 3.0:
120GB - Up to 550/200MB/s
240GB - Up to 550/330MB/s
480GB - Up to 550/520MB/s

Maximum 4k Read/Write:
120GB - up to 90,000/48,000 IOPS
240GB - up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
480GB - up to 90,000/85,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write:
120GB - up to 80,000/48,000 IOPS
240GB - up to 79,000/79,000 IOPS
480GB - up to 80,000/80,000 IOPS

120GB: 150TB and 0.56 DWPD
240GB: 300TB and 0.70 DWPD
480GB: 800TB and 0.93 DWPD

Power Consumption:
Max Read: 1.56W
Max Write: 3.01W
Idle: 0.06W

Storage temperatures: -40°C ~ 85°C

Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C

Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm

120GB - 5.99 (g)
240GB - 5.99 (g)
480GB - 7.98 (g)

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

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

Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

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SSDs for System Builders
Small Form Factor PCs and Appliances

Kingston offers a full line of SSDs in a variety of form factors and capacities to meet the small footprint needs of SFF PCs and computer appliances.

Small Form Factor PCs (SFF PCs) are becoming increasingly popular and finding their way into a variety of applications such as home theatre systems, digital signage, desktop computing — and anywhere space is limited. SFF PCs are designed to put as many I/O devices on the motherboard as possible in order to save space typically consumed by bulky peripheral bays. SSDs are used in SFF PCs and appliances to increase system performance and improve system reliability over traditional mechanical hard drives.

Embedded Systems (Purpose-Built)

Kingston offers SSDs for small form factor embedded devices in a variety of capacities and models, including caseless PCB form factors such as Slim SATA and mSATA.

Embedded System designs are more compact and more powerful than ever and often located in remote, hard-to-service locations. Reliability and endurance are key design considerations. By using nonvolatile Flash storage as an alternative to spinning magnetic storage, Kingston solid-state drives help ensure that system data is reliable and continuously available all the time.

Specialty Integrators

Kingston offers a wide range of solid-state drives to meet the needs of data centers and other targeted industries. Included are SSDs with features and performance characteristics designed for high-end server applications, virtualization, virtual desktop computing and for mobile platforms such as notebooks, Ultrabooks and Thin Clients.

Technical Briefs and Videos

Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology can help you analyze your data
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Maintaining Performance and Endurance via Over-provisioning (OP)

To avoid a scenario where the SSD is filled to full capacity with invalid pages, over-provisioning is used by the SSD controller’s garbage collection function as a temporary workspace to manage scheduled valid page merges and reclaim blocks filled with invalid (or deleted) pages.
Read brief

How to measure endurance in Total Bytes Written in SSDs
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Solid-State Drive Testing 101

Testing is a cornerstone of our commitment to deliver the most reliable products on the market. 

We perform rigorous tests on all of our products during each stage of production. These tests ensure quality control throughout the entire manufacturing process.

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Understanding Over-provisioning (OP)

After an SSD is assembled, the SSD manufacturer can reserve an additional percentage of the total drive capacity for Over-Provisioning (OP) during firmware programming.
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Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)

Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) calculations use the TBW specification of a drive to calculate the number of times that the user capacity of a drive can be written per day over the warranty period (or a different number of years).
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Caltech professor Harvey Newman describes how data generated by CERN (the Large Hadron Collider) is analysed and shared between different research facilities around the world and how the DCP1000 plays a key role in the distribution and processing of this data for scientific discoveries.

How to measure Write Amplification Factor in SSDs
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Garbage Collection, TRIM and SSD performance

See how these factors affect solid-state drive performance
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Benefits of Over-Provisioning (OP)

Over-provisioning can improve SSD endurance, performance and more.
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