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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™

SSDNow M.2 SATA

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 support5 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.

Features

  • Space-saving caseless design fits ultra-thin computing applications
  • Multi-purpose SFF connector replaces small mSATA and mini-PCIe slots
  • Capacities of up to 480GB1
  • M.2 Gen 2 SSDs are backed by a limited five-year warranty6

Form factor: M.2 2280

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

Capacities1: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

Baseline Performance5:
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

Endurance:
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

Weight:
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

Awards and Reviews
Kingston SM2280S3240GB 240Gb M.2 SATA SSD Review “High quality components.” Read Full Review
Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review “Easy to install and setup.” Read Full Review
Kingston SM22080S3 120GB M.2 SATA Drive Review “If you have an M.2 SATA port on your new motherboard then you might want to think about picking up a Kingston SM22080S3 drive in either 120GB or 240GB. It would make a great boot or caching drive.” Read Full Review
Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA 120 GiB SSD Review “Since the Kingston M.2 SSD model SM2280S3/120G is faster than the entry-level traditional 2.5" SSD from the same manufacturer, we can say it is a good deal if your motherboard provides and M.2 slot.” 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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Choosing the right SSD for your data center project requires an understanding of your intended workload.
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