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  • 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™

  • 120GB–1.92TB
    240GB–960GB
  • up to 520MB/s
    up to 1,500MB/s
  • up to 500MB/s
    up to 1,000MB/s
  • Hardware Encryption and TCG Opal 2.0
    Entry-level PCIe NVMe™

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.
  • 3D TLC NAND
  • 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

Interface:
PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x 2 Lanes

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

Controller: Phison E8

NAND: 3D TLC

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

Dimensions:
80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm

Operating Temperatures:
0°C~70°C

Storage Temperatures :
-40°C~85°C

Weight:
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

Warranty/Support{{Footnote.N48982}}:
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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Introducing: Design-in SSDs

Perfect storage solutions for system designers and builders.

Design-in SSD family

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
Protect business-critical data with self-encrypting drives

Kingston's Encrypted SSD with TCG Opal helps you become GDPR Ready{{Footnote.A50518}}.
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Protecting your business critical data

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.
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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 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 from the CERN (The Large Hadron Collider) is analyzed 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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Qualifications

Check here to see which Kingston parts are qualified for your system or software.

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