Kingston launches its A1000 NVMe PCIe SSD in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 13, 2018, 5:17 pm IST
Updated Jul 13, 2018, 5:17 pm IST
The Kingston A1000 SSD is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities.
It is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support.
 It is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support.

Kingston launched its A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD in India. This is Kingston’s first entry-level consumer-grade PCIe NVMe SSD with 3D NAND in M.2 form factor. It offers speeds of up to 1500Mbps (R) and 1000Mbps (W) which, as per the company, are twice as fast as a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive.

The Kingston A1000 SSD is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities at the pricetags of Rs 12000, Rs 21,800 and Rs 40,650, respectively. It is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support.

 

The single-sided M.2 2280 (22mm x 80mm) form factor makes A1000 ideal for notebooks and systems with limited space. The PCIe NVMe drive features a Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison 5008 controller, and 3D NAND Flash. It delivers 2x the performance of SATA SSDs with read/write speeds up to 1500Mbps and 1000Mbps which is said to give it good responsiveness and ultra-low latency.

As Kingston’s newest SSD for the entry-level PCIe NVMe market, A1000 is designed with 3D NAND Flash memory. As claimed by the company, it is more reliable and durable than a hard drive, and doubles the performance of a SATA SSD, providing consumers the benefit of PCIe performance at about the same price as SATA.

Consumers can replace a hard drive or slower SSD with A1000 and have the storage needed for applications, videos, photos and more.

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