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  • Capacities1 : 120GB – 960GB

    Read2 : up to 500MB/s

    Write2 : up to 450MB/s

    Features : Affordable Performance

    Capacities1 : 120GB – 1.92TB

    Read2 : up to 520MB/s

    Write2 : up to 500MB/s

    Features : Hardware Encryption and TCG Opal 2.0

    Capacities1 : 240GB–960GB

    Read2 : up to 1,500MB/s

    Write2 : up to 1,000MB/s

    Features : Entry-level PCIe NVMe™

    Capacities1 : 250GB – 2TB

    Read2 : up to 3,200MB/s

    Write2 : up to 2,200MB/s

    Features : Incredible speeds with full-security suite

  • 120GB – 960GB
    120GB – 1.92TB
    250GB – 2TB
  • up to 500MB/s
    up to 520MB/s
    up to 1,500MB/s
    up to 3,200MB/s
  • up to 450MB/s
    up to 500MB/s
    up to 1,000MB/s
    up to 2,200MB/s
  • Affordable Performance
    Hardware Encryption and TCG Opal 2.0
    Entry-level PCIe NVMe™
    Incredible speeds with full-security suite

A1000 SSD

Kingston’s A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe™ SSD. A1000’s single-sided M.2 22x80mm design’s ideal for home theater PC (HTPC), mini PC and small form factor PC (SFF PC) builds with limited space and need a speed upgrade. Using a 4-channel Phison E8 controller and 3D NAND Flash, this drive offers read/write speeds up to 1,500MB/s and 1,000MB/s{{Footnote.N49046}} in capacities from 240GB–960GB.{{Footnote.N37130}} It’s twice as fast as a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive, offering quick responsiveness and ultra-low latency.
  • 20X faster than a 7200RPM hard drive{{Footnote.N49046}}
  • Ideal for home theater PC, mini PC, and PC builds
  • Multiple capacities up to 960GB{{Footnote.N37130}}

Form Factor: M.2 2280

PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x 2 Lanes

Capacities{{Footnote.N37130}}: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB

Controller: Phison E8


Sequential Read/Write{{Footnote.N49046}}:
240GB — up to 1,500/800MB/s
480GB — up to 1,500/900MB/s
960GB — up to 1,500/1,000MB/s

Random 4K Read/Write{{Footnote.N49046}}:
240GB — up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 100,000/90,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 120,000/100,000 IOPS

Power Consumption:
0.011748W Idle / 0.075623W Avg / 0.458W (MAX) Read / 0.908W (MAX) Write

80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm

Operating Temperatures:

Storage Temperatures :

240GB — 6.4g
480GB — 7g
960GB — 7.6g

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

Vibration Non-Operating:
20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

Life Expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written{{Footnote.N37133}}:
240GB — 150TB
480GB — 300TB
960GB — 600TB

Awards and Reviews
Kingston A1000 480GB: Kingston’s latest SSD is Fast, Affordable, and Cheap “Games install, load, and move noticeably faster which translates into more time spent in your favorite game. With competitive pricing and top notch speeds I have no problem recommending this drive as the main goto for most consumer level PC builds.” Read Full Review
Kingston A1000 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480/960GB) “The Kingston A1000 is a PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD which relies on the latest Toshiba 3D TLC BiCS NAND flash memory Performance is decent as is the price but the 5-year warranty is key.” Read Full Review
Kingston A1000 480GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Review “Pros: No additional drivers or software needed to operate - Very fast - Meets and in many tests exceed reported speed specifications- Price is on par with the competition” Read Full Review
“The Kingston A1000 is an affordable NVMe drive and has potential for those looking to upgrade their system for light workloads without breaking the bank.” Read Full Review
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SSDs for Consumers
Hard drive replacement

Solid-state drives are the next evolution of PC storage and run faster, quieter and cooler than the aging technology inside hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs are also more durable and more reliable than hard drives.

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Kingston solid-state drives will make your system more responsive so it boots quicker, loads applications faster and shuts down faster. They’re available in upgrade kits that include software to clone your files and OS in minutes.

Revive older systems

Solid-state drives will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems. Choosing an SSD can save you the cost of buying a new PC by reviving the system you already own.

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