480GB SSDNOW A1000 M.2 2280 NVMe


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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/s1?in capacities from 240GB?960GB.2?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.
  • 20X faster than a 7200RPM hard drive1
  • Ideal for home theater PC, mini PC, and PC builds

Backed by a 5 Year Kingston Warranty

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480GB SSDNOW A1000 M.2 2280 NVMe

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Weight0.02 kg
Dimensions14.5 × 4.5 × 1 cm

4 reviews for 480GB SSDNOW A1000 M.2 2280 NVMe

  1. 5 out of 5


    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.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lang

    This is my first experience using an M.2 drive. I built a new workstation for use at my job and decided I?d try out an NVME drive. They?re super nice. I got the 240GB version and I?m not using any other attached drives as the computer doesn?t need much storage, just a few crucial programs and documents. I think the nicest thing, aside from the blistering SSD speeds, is the fact that there are no cables to attach. It literally slots into the M.2 slot into the board and secures with a single screw. No SATA cables, no SATA power, just plug it in. Awesome. I?ve had no problems with the drive so far, Windows 10 installed in less than 20 minutes and boot/restart/wake times are plenty fast. I?m not the kind of guy that has to benchmark his drives to get every single bit-per-second recorded. The drive is plenty fast for every day computing and is probably perfectly adequate for the vast majority of people. I?ll definitely be using M.2 drives in every machine I build going forward.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lang

    I got a couple of these on sale. Installed one in a new R5 1600 build for my brother and it booted Win10 to the desktop from powered off in 17 seconds. No power to useable desktop, everything loaded. 17 seconds. And it continues to perform admirably. As for longevity I can’t say, but we’re happy with these so far.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I’m not the most tech savvy person on the planet, though I am a novice PC builder as this was installed on my second build. The installation was very easy. Slide it in, adjust the screw position and boot. Not any harder and possibly easier than any other drive. I got the 240GB version because I only wanted to install the OS and essential programs onto it and I am not disappointed. The price to performance value on this is incredible. Windows boots after the Bios Screen in about 5 seconds and every program I open immediately pops on the screen with virtually no wait at all; even the more demanding applications like Davinci Resolve open in a matter of seconds. And that’s even with the dual-core chip I bought just to update my BIOS for the Ryzen 2700x! I highly recommend this even if you’re new to upgrading your system or building. I will definitely be purchasing an SSD from Kingston for my game library.

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