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Kingston A1000 Gaming System Required PCIe NVMe SSD

This year's maze of gamers, will definitely be the PCIe NVMe SSD listed as the first choice, because manufacturers have begun to reduce its price, still maintains up to 1500MB / s high-speed performance, such as this time out of the box trial Kingston A1000 480GB.

The M.2 interface NVMe SSD has been introduced for many generations, and the previous price has been consistently high, but as the new particle technology matures, the price reduction is only a matter of time, and the old SATA interface SSD has reached the interface limit of 600MB/s Breakthrough, and M.2 interface has more and more motherboard support, and has become the latest generation of ultra-thin laptop memory devices, no longer support old SATA. Currently using the SDD of the M.2 interface, there are still SATA signals and native PCIe NVMe signals. The speed of the latter is up to 2000MB/s. The former still has a limit of 600MB/s. The SDD of the M.2 interface on the market is relatively expensive, and players who do not understand the signal format may mistakenly purchase low-speed models.

Kingston has extensive experience in semiconductor storage devices such as memory cards and SDD in recent years, and is also a stable choice for many users. The vendor introduced the first high-efficiency PCIe NVMe SSD KC1000 last year, which can reach a reading speed of 2700MB/s. High, but the parity series only has the UV500 of the SATA signal. This time the Kingston A1000 is located in the mid-range area, attracting users and gamers with certain requirements and dominating with “cost-effectiveness”. Kingston A1000 has three models of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB, and a five-year limited product warranty. The basic speed specifications are as follows:

. Kingston A1000
. Control Chip: Phison 5008-E8
. Continuous read/write:
. 240GB: up to 1,500/800MB/s
. 480GB: up to 1,500/900MB/s
. 960GB: Up to 1,500/1,000MB/s
. Random 4k read/write speed:
. 240GB: Up to 100,000/80,000MB/s
. 480GB: Up to 100,000/90,000MB/s
. 960GB: Up to 120,000/100,000MB/s
. Interface: M.2 2280

. Write Life Total Bytes Written (TBW): 240GB Model 150TB, 480GB Model 300TB, 960GB Model 600TB
. Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C

In terms of pricing, the official “Kingston A1000” is described as “very expensive price for SATA solid-state hard drives” and is sold at USD$99.99 (240GB), USD$189.99 (480GB) and USD$349.99 (960GB) at Amazon, compared to the same KC1000 series of US$119.99. (240GB); US$209.99 (480GB); US$422.99 (960GB) Significantly reduced, actual retail sales may be even larger in different regions. In exchange for a bargain sale, the main A1000 changed to PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x 2 Lanes instead of x4, and from MLC to 3D TLC particles. Since the four-channel Phison 5008-E8 is quite mature, there is no need to worry too much about performance and long-term stability.

 Try Kingston A1000 480GB, the actual available space is about 447GB or so, NVME 1.2 standard PCI-E 3.0 x2 operation, the sequential read up to 1608MB / s, sequential writes up to 1000MB / s, as to 4K random still up to 835MB / s Reads and 810MB/s writes still leave the traditional SATA standard SSDs.

However, the relatively high operating heat of the M.2 interface SDD also appeared on the Kingston A1000 480GB. The temperature of the SMART during the operation of the Crystal Disk Mark rose to 64 degrees Celsius, and averaged around 41 degrees Celsius when idle. Because the test mother board does not provide heat dissipation for the M.2 SSD, the slot is located under the display card and may have a certain influence. When the user actually uses the M.2 SSD, the M.2 slot with good ventilation and heat dissipation should be preferred. It is worth considering the Kingston A1000 series M.2 SSD for players who plan to assemble the game system.