Kingston 120GB SSD A400 Solid State Drive 2.5 Inch SATA 3 £24.99 @ my memory
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Kingston 120GB SSD A400 Solid State Drive 2.5 Inch SATA 3 £24.99 @ my memory

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Refreshed 13th Jun (Posted 5th Jun)
*12th June: Dropped further now £24.99*

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Enhanced speeds plus rock-solid reliability - Kingstons A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. Powered by a latest-gen controller for read and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s and 450 MB/s, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive1 for higher performance, ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overallfaster system.

Kingston’s A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. Powered by a latest-gen controller for read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s1, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive for higher performance, ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overall faster system.

Also more reliable and durable than a hard drive, A400 is built with Flash memory. There are no moving parts, making it less likely to fail than a mechanical hard drive. It’s also cooler and quieter, and its shock and vibration resistance makes it ideal for notebooks and other mobile computing devices. A400 is available in Multiple capacities from 120GB–480GB2 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 big enough to hold all your files. This SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads, and is not intended for server environments.

10x faster than a hard drive
With incredible read/write speeds, the A400 SSD will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems.

Rugged
A400 is shock- and vibration-resistant for rugged reliability when used in notebooks and other mobile computing devices.

Multiple capacities
Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, A400 is designed to fulfil your requirements.

Ideal for desktops and notebooks
A400 has a 7mm form factor to fit in a wider array of systems. It’s ideal for slimmer notebooks and in systems with limited available space.

Box Contains

1 x 120GB Kingston SSD
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spannerzone13 m ago

I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy Heat from me


You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many will remember their infamous V300 SSD line, the retail drives were massively slower than all the reviews said because of a change in memory chips.
pwel17 m ago

I dont bother so much about the speed, I understand both of them are low …I dont bother so much about the speed, I understand both of them are low end, just wonder if this one as a "better" brand name, has maybe better warranty or the memory chip last longer.


Both come with a 3 year warranty but the endurance figures (TPW & MTFB), if calculated equally, seem very different which may suggest Integral are much more confident in their hardware - or that Kingston are just being more realistic.

Though in in reality it probably just means that I’m bored at work & spend too much time on the internet.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 5th Jun
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Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they are just coming out from the same factory?
pwel24 m ago

Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they …Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they are just coming out from the same factory?


I don't think there's probably much between the two in the real world, many of us got the Integral and that seems fine for average users. Power users might want a Samsung or Crucial but they'd probably want higher capacity so at this price I'd say either the Integral of the Kingston will most likely be near identical in day to day use. No doubt someone is going to quote read and write times and talk about 3d nand gate and doors and get all technical.

However, I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy
Heat from me
Edited by: "spannerzone" 5th Jun
spannerzone13 m ago

I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy Heat from me


You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many will remember their infamous V300 SSD line, the retail drives were massively slower than all the reviews said because of a change in memory chips.
rcom22 m ago

You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many …You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many will remember their infamous V300 SSD line, the retail drives were massively slower than all the reviews said because of a change in memory chips.


King George was very annoyed by that as I recall from history lessons in school.
spannerzone42 m ago

I don't think there's probably much between the two in the real world, …I don't think there's probably much between the two in the real world, many of us got the Integral and that seems fine for average users. Power users might want a Samsung or Crucial but they'd probably want higher capacity so at this price I'd say either the Integral of the Kingston will most likely be near identical in day to day use. No doubt someone is going to quote read and write times and talk about 3d nand gate and doors and get all technical.However, I'd say the reviews I've read for this suggest it'll be fine and dandy Heat from me


I dont bother so much about the speed, I understand both of them are low end, just wonder if this one as a "better" brand name, has maybe better warranty or the memory chip last longer.
pwel17 m ago

I dont bother so much about the speed, I understand both of them are low …I dont bother so much about the speed, I understand both of them are low end, just wonder if this one as a "better" brand name, has maybe better warranty or the memory chip last longer.


Both come with a 3 year warranty but the endurance figures (TPW & MTFB), if calculated equally, seem very different which may suggest Integral are much more confident in their hardware - or that Kingston are just being more realistic.

Though in in reality it probably just means that I’m bored at work & spend too much time on the internet.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 5th Jun
pwel1 h, 27 m ago

Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they …Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they are just coming out from the same factory?


Both are very similar and based on the same controller chip from Phison. Integral don't specify the flash memory, which means it'll likely vary according to supply.
Edited by: "MagicBoy" 5th Jun
pwel1 h, 34 m ago

Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they …Is this better than the Integral one. Maybe last longer? Or probably they are just coming out from the same factory?



They will be virtually identical irrespective of what the written specs say. At the low end there will be be so little difference between any of the drives for anything, speed, durability or expected life. Choose the cheapest.
rcom7 h, 8 m ago

You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many …You can't always trust reviews where Kingston drives are concerned, many will remember their infamous V300 SSD line, the retail drives were massively slower than all the reviews said because of a change in memory chips.


Yeah we remember that little scandal and I'd probably not by Kingston just out of principle, unless their product was much cheaper than the integral SSD, in which my principles fly out the window
Heck yes. Two ordered, plus a cute pack of cable tags. Thanks OP. My only mistake was forgetting the 4% Quidco.

Crazy price for a very reasonable drive. It's not going round for round with a 860 EVO, but to breathe new life into an old system (or massively improve a cheap HDD-based laptop) it's superb value.

I'm sure they'll be jerry-rigged into some system or other, by a single screw at a jaunty angle, or a couple of cable ties. Nothing like adding an SSD while keeping the existing drives in a case that's not designed for it.
In this review, the Kingston showed a pretty creditable performance, though the Integral (Phison S11 controller like the Kingston) wasn't included
hardwaresecrets.com/kin…ew/
If it's down to the controller, then the Integral ought to be similar
Thanks, order one as a boot drive for my server.
I have a 2012 non retina MacBook Pro would this be a direct swap?
NDGonsalves36 m ago

I have a 2012 non retina MacBook Pro would this be a direct swap?


Should be fine - just fitted one of the integral ssd’s into a mid 2012 MacBook Pro
Edited by: "dolphino2" 13th Jun
dolphino216 m ago

Should be fine - just fitted one of the integral ssd’s into a mid 2012 M …Should be fine - just fitted one of the integral ssd’s into a mid 2012 MacBook Pro



What cable/housing did you use to initially backup before swapping?
theres no '£2 discount at checkout ' ive just looked
NDGonsalves5 h, 48 m ago

What cable/housing did you use to initially backup before swapping?


Didn’t need a cable as already had the data backed up on a 2nd drive (installed hdd in place of dvd drive), so created a bootable usb installer and did a clean install of OS X onto the new drive

You could always pick up a 2.5” SATA usb caddy (less than a tenner) and stick the old drive into that
£27.99 taking the ****. No discounts
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 26th Jun
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