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Kingston Digital SA1000M8/240G A1000 240GB PCIe NVMe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive

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A1000
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  • 20X faster than a hard drive1- With incredible read/write speeds the A1000 will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems
  • M.2 2280 Form Factor - Multi-purpose SFF connector replaces small mSATA and mini-PCIe slots; Operating Temperatures: 0°C~70°C; Storage Temperatures: -40°C~85°C
  • Single-sided design - Integrates easily into designs with M.2 connectors; ideal for thin and light notebooks and in systems with limited space
  • Multiple capacities - Available in a range of capacities up to 960GB to meet your data storage requirements
  • PCIe/NVMe is NOT compatible with SATA III interface – please check your system specifications for supported SSD interface

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Exceptional responsiveness and ultra-low latency

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20X faster than a hard drive

With incredible read/write speeds the A1000 will increase the speed and performance of your system.

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Ideal for home theater PC and mini PC

The single-sided M.2 2280 SSD makes it ideal for home theater PCs and mini PCs with limited space. Integrates easily into designs with M.2 connectors.

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Capacity
120GB - 960GB 120GB - 240GB 240GB - 960GB 250GB - 1TB 480GB - 960GB 240GB - 960GB
Form Factor
2.5" M.2 M.2 M.2 M.2 2.5"
Interface
SATA 3 SATA 3 NVMe NVMe SATA 3 SATA 3
Write Speed
Up to 450 MB/s Up to 450 MB/s Up to 1000 MB/s Up to 2000 MB/s Up to 480 MB/s Up to 480 MB/s
Read Speed
Up to 500 MB/s Up to 500 MB/s Up to 1500 MB/s Up to 2200 MB/s Up to 500 MB/s Up to 550 MB/s

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Customer Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (795) 4.9 out of 5 stars (29435) 4.8 out of 5 stars (8724) 4.8 out of 5 stars (55959) 4.7 out of 5 stars (10950) 4.8 out of 5 stars (9841)
Price Unavailable $119.99 $47.50 $29.75 $44.99 $49.99
Sold By Amazon.com i77e Amazon.com Amazon.com Amazon.com
Data Transfer Rate 1500 Mb per second 3500 Mb per second 2 Gb per second 350 Mb per second 2300 MB per second 750 Mb per second
Device Type Internal Solid State Drive Solid State Drive, Solid State Drive Internal Solid State Drive Internal Solid State Drive
Digital Storage Capacity 240 GB 1 TB 250 GB 240 GB 500.0 GB 500 GB
Hardware Interface PCI PCI Express x4 PCI Express x4 SATA 6.0 Gb/s PCI Express 3.0 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Hardware Platform PC; Laptop PC PC, laptop PC PC, Mac, Linux PC
Item Dimensions 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.14 inches 0.87 x 0.9 x 3.15 inches 3.1 x 0.1 x 0.9 inches 0.05 x 0.87 x 3.15 inches 3.14 x 0.08 x 0.86 inches 3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches
Item Weight 0.22 ounces 1.92 ounces 0.16 ounces 0.16 ounces 0.60 ounces 0.39 ounces
Model Year 2018 2019 2020 2017

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Style:A1000  |  Capacity:240G

Kingston's A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe solution with a single-sided M.2 22x80mm design. This form factor is ideal for thinner notebooks and systems with limited space. Using a PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison E8 controller, and 3D NAND Flash, this drive offers read and write speeds up to 1,500MB/s and 1,000MB/s1‑. It is 2X faster than a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive offering exceptional responsiveness, ultra-low latency, and throughput. More reliable and durable than a hard drive, A1000 is built with NAND Flash semiconductor memory. There are no moving parts, making it far less likely to fail than a mechanical hard drive. It is also cooler and quieter, and its shock and vibration resistance makes it ideal for notebooks and other mobile computing devices. A1000 is available in multiple capacities from 240GB-960GB2 to give you all the space you need for applications, videos, photos, and other important documents. You can also replace your hard drive or a smaller SSD with a drive with enough storage capacity for all your files.

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Style:A1000  |  Capacity:240G

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Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unit came DOA with bubbled waranty sticker
By Amanda on September 1, 2018
I recieved this product yesterday and upon opening the package the waranty sticker on the drive was bubled up. I feared the drive was DOA and my fears were correct. I tried installing it into my laptop ( in the correct orientation) but to no avail. Drive did not show up in the bios and i was not able to see the drive in the drive manager (using administrator access). I also plugged it into my gaming pc just to double check that it was not my laptop's connector but it did not ahow up in the gaming PC's bios or it's drive manager. I will be reaching out to get a replacement.

Update almost a year later:

So I received a replacement and the replacement didn't work either. I'm pretty sure the first one shorted out the reader on my laptop. I sent the second one back in September 2018 and still have not received my refund. It is still processing...
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Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
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Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, super easy to install, much faster than mechanical drives
By Sam on December 31, 2018
This was my first foray into SSD based hardware, and it has been really great so far. Installation was a breeze, and I was able to throw Windows on it without any issues whatsoever. Something to note is this did not come with a screw. Thankfully, my motherboard provided both the standoff and the screw, so I lucked out with that. It runs around the same price as a SATA based Samsung SSD, but since it is PCIe based, it runs about twice as fast. You can't beat the form factor as well. It really is about the size of a stick of gum. It also plugs directly into the motherboard, so no cables necessary. Boot time has significantly been reduced since installing. I clocked windows at around 4 seconds, and Photoshop at 5, which is so much faster than my 3 year old i7 laptop. Best $50 I've ever spent.

One negative - I knew this ahead of time, but by plugging this into my motherboard, two of my SATA ports were disabled. This is a limitation of my motherboard, not the SSD. I see a lot of people complaining about this and giving poor reviews to Kingston, which is really unfair. Be sure to check your particular model of motherboard to see if any of yours will be disabled before you buy an M.2 SSD.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2019
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Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
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Claus S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Recht schnelle M.2-SSD mit sehr gutem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Reviewed in Germany on September 2, 2018
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M Sims
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast but not low latency
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 7, 2018
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LordReserei
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a steal
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2018
Style: A1000Capacity: 480GVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a steal
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2018
I initially bought this because I wanted to populate the 2nd M.2 slot on my motherboard, for the purpose of gaming. But also, I picked it up during Black Friday. It should be known that speeds will vary depending on hardware--CPU, motherboard, chipset and such. That said, benchmarks posted are using a AMD Ryzen 2700X and Asus Prime X470 Pro. Nothing else can, or will necessarily affect speeds.

Samsung 970 Evo 500GB Vs Kingston A1000 480GB Vs Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Vs Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD (I have mine partitioned).

I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised, and I'm not sure how it slipped passed me. I only bought the 970 Evo a few months ago. If I had known about the A1000 sooner, I would've gone for this as a boot drive and saved myself a little money. Because doing a blind test, without benchmarks and just doing real-world things, it's a super snappy drive.

I managed to transfer 427GB of games/data from the 850 Evo and the A1000 at an average of 400MB/s. It took around 15 minutes. Try doing that with a snail drive, I mean HDD...it will take a day or two.

Keep that in mind if you intend to do as I did--you'll need a screw for installation. It may make the price rise by a penny, but I feel Kingston should've included one at least. Unless I was unlucky and just didn't get one with my package. Luckily I had a spare.

In conclusion, I'd highly recommended this. Especially if you can grab it for the price I did (£74.99) or less. 5/5
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Andrew's Review Corner
5.0 out of 5 stars best budget NVME drive.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2018
Style: A1000Capacity: 480GVerified Purchase
TeaMan
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy to fit.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2018
Style: A1000Capacity: 240GVerified Purchase