Kingston Introduces Entry-level A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Kingston announced A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD. The M.2 drive is Kingston’s first entry-level consumer-grade PCIe NVMe SSD utilizing 3D NAND. The A1000 delivers twice the performance of SATA at near...

    Kingston Introduces Entry-level A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD
     
  2. slimmy427

    slimmy427 Active Member

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    Entry level pricing should probably be the larger concern for Kingston. I'm not impressed...
     
  3. flashmozzg

    flashmozzg Member Guru

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    Yeah. You can get 1TB SSDs for the price of this 480GB.
     
  4. UZ7

    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    Kingston A1000:
    480GB 1,500/900MB/s
    TLC
    $218.40

    Samsung 960 EVO:
    500GB 3,200/1,800MB/s
    TLC
    $200.00

    hmm entry level performance, not so entry level price xD
     

  5. fOrTy_7

    fOrTy_7 Master Guru

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    Nothing to see here, move along... :D

    What cough my attention was a transfer at random 4K read/write, but it is a mistake in the article.
    It shouldn't be MB/s but IOPS.

    Wrong:
    Random 4K Read/Write:
    240GB: up to 100,000/80,000MB/s
    480GB: up to 100,000/90,000MB/s
    960GB: up to 120,000/100,000MB/s

    Correct:
    Random 4K Read/Write:
    240GB: up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
    480GB: up to 100,000/90,000 IOPS
    960GB: up to 120,000/100,000 IOPS

    Also if you google this device then you'll see it has already some reviews which aren't very good.
    It suffers from some random latency issues.
     
  6. Warrax

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    Entry level tech for the price of medium-high end Sata SSDs? Not gonna work...seems like tech giants aren't ready to give up their greediness for those M.2 devices...their loss.
     
  7. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Kingston seem to think that they are the first to stumble upon the idea of nvme, at this point i would choose a Samsung Evo 960 as a second m.2 drive over this offering with on x2 capabilities.
     

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