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Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5" SATA 3 Solid State Drive - 500MB/s, £24.99 at My Memory-with code

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Posted 11th Oct

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Specifications
Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA
Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacity: 240GB
Edition: A400
Form Factor: 2.5"
Height: 7 mm
Interface: SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Host Controller Interface: AHCI
Controller: 2Ch
Flash Memory Type: TLC
Max. Read: 500 MB/s
Max. Write: 350 MB/s
Power Consumption (active) 1.535W
Max. Endurance Rating 80 TBW
MTBF: 1,000,000 Hours
Max. Operating Vibration: 2.17G peak (7-800Hz)
Max. Non-operating Vibration: 20G peak (10-2000Hz)
Connectivity: 1 x SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Dimensions: 69.9 x 7 x 100 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 41 g

Box Contains1 x 240GB Kingston SSD
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Is Crucial BX500 240GB better?
Mx series even better
Only seems like yesterday when 120GB SSDs we’re going for 20 quid.
mishutz8411/10/2019 12:44

Mx series even better


Is there a ~240GB MX series for around this price? 🤞
andersh11/10/2019 13:47

Is there a ~240GB MX series for around this price? 🤞


No
I personally don't think 240GB is big enough for a drive these days. Even if it's enough today, in the future it will fill and you'll only likely have to remove this to replace it with a bigger one - there are only a finite number of drive bays and connectors. I'm frustrated by the amount of perfectly good small drives I have sat next to my PC that won't fit inside any more. They aren't worth buying an external bay for, but still fully working.
ro53ben11/10/2019 14:48

I personally don't think 240GB is big enough for a drive these days. Even …I personally don't think 240GB is big enough for a drive these days. Even if it's enough today, in the future it will fill and you'll only likely have to remove this to replace it with a bigger one - there are only a finite number of drive bays and connectors. I'm frustrated by the amount of perfectly good small drives I have sat next to my PC that won't fit inside any more. They aren't worth buying an external bay for, but still fully working.


Depends, for a gaming Windows 10 machine, I'd agree. For my old laptop running Linux, this would be a decent an upgrade from the 40 GB SSD it currently has!
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Edited by: "andersh" 11th Oct
ro53ben11/10/2019 14:48

I personally don't think 240GB is big enough for a drive these days. Even …I personally don't think 240GB is big enough for a drive these days. Even if it's enough today, in the future it will fill and you'll only likely have to remove this to replace it with a bigger one - there are only a finite number of drive bays and connectors. I'm frustrated by the amount of perfectly good small drives I have sat next to my PC that won't fit inside any more. They aren't worth buying an external bay for, but still fully working.


You can donate one to me
i think its fine
I still have a normal hard-drive on a laptop that my sister uses. It’s got 500gb and 30gb is used!!!!
deliveryman11/10/2019 12:30

Is Crucial BX500 240GB better?


The bx500: one of the fastest budget SSDs. The only problem is that once the SLC cache runs out it will write at around 90Mb/s instead of 500. I'm using it on SATA2 but from seeing YouTube videos there isn't much difference from SATA3 in normal performance.

In terms of operating system and game loading times this isn't that different from the top SATA SSDs.

The top SATA SSDs have thermal pads inside to cool them. This doesn't so for those using desktop PCs on Ebay you can search for “Thermal Conductive Pad”, which cool SATA SSDs, chipsets etc. They cost £1 including shipping from China. You can even stick on one layer on top of another for more cooling.

ebay.co.uk/itm…314

Five percent of TLC-NAND SSDs fail in the first 3 years regardless of make so factor that into your budget. Don't erase your hard drive in case the SSD fails.

If you want to clone your current drive I'd suggest you avoid Acronis as some people don't get on with it. Try AOMEI or Macruim Reflect free or EASEUS. Also put that clone image on the hard drive so it's ready for cloning a second time if the SSD fails.

Before getting an SSD make sure you have much more RAM than you're now using.

In the BIOS change the SATA settings from IDE to AHCI to get the proper speeds for the SSD.

For a 120gb SSD 2Gb of data can be written daily for 50 years, assuming it survives that long which some/many will.

When the SSD is using TRIM ensure that software which uses the SSD is turned off.

This Crucial BX500 uses TLC-NAND but the “newer” QLC ones like the Intel 660p and Crucial p1 should be avoided as QLC is a step backwards. The benchmarks “show” they're much faster than SATA SSDs but once the SLC cache runs out they show their true nature and are really ~slow~. You're better off with a premium SATA like the Western Digital Blue or a Samsung 850 or 860 EVO, and they will fall in cost.

The BX500 uses 3D NAND which is more reliable than 2D as used in the Kingston a400 and Western Digital Green. It uses 64 layers rather than the older 32.
Edited by: "dacq" 15th Oct
dacq12/10/2019 10:33

The bx500: one of the fastest budget SSDs. The only problem is that once …The bx500: one of the fastest budget SSDs. The only problem is that once the SLC cache runs out it will write at around 90Mb/s instead of 500. I'm using it on SATA2 but from seeing YouTube videos there isn't much difference from SATA3 in normal performance.In terms of operating system and game loading times this isn't that different from the top SATA SSDs.The top SATA SSDs have thermal pads inside to cool them. This doesn't so for those using desktop PCs on Ebay you can search for “heatsink aluminium adhesive pad”. They cost £2 including shipping from China.Five percent of TLC-NAND SSDs fail in the first 3 years regardless of make so factor that into your budget. Don't erase your hard drive in case the SSD fails.If you want to clone your current drive I'd suggest you avoid Acronis as some people don't get on with it. Try AOMEI or Macruim Reflect free or EASEUS. Also put that clone image on the hard drive so it's ready for cloning a second time if the SSD fails.Before getting an SSD make sure you have much more RAM than you're now using.In the BIOS change the SATA settings from IDE to AHCI to get the proper speeds for the SSD.For a 120gb SSD 2Gb of data can be written daily for 50 years, assuming it survives that long which some/many will.When the SSD is using TRIM ensure that software which uses the SSD is turned off.This Crucial BX500 uses TLC-NAND but the “newer” QLC ones like the Intel 660p and Crucial p1 should be avoided as QLC is a step backwards. The benchmarks “show” they're much faster than SATA SSDs but once the SLC cache runs out they show their true nature and are really ~slow~. You're better off with a premium SATA like the Western Digital Blue or a Samsung 850 or 860 EVO, and they will fall in cost.The BX500 uses 3D NAND which is more reliable than 2D as used in the Kingston a400 and Western Digital Green. It uses 64 layers rather than the older 32.



WOW! Great info. Can I ask...TRIM...where is the information for that kept? On the SSD or OS? I was wondering if everything would be good TRIM-wise when I swap SSD's into laptops or external cables/caddies.
Meathotukdeals15/10/2019 18:40

WOW! Great info. Can I ask...TRIM...where is the information for that …WOW! Great info. Can I ask...TRIM...where is the information for that kept? On the SSD or OS? I was wondering if everything would be good TRIM-wise when I swap SSD's into laptops or external cables/caddies.


You tell your operating system which SSD you want TRIMmed. You might have an SSD with data and no operating system, for example. The SSD's own firmware then carries it out.

Ebay has £1 themal pads, not heatsinks, which cool SATA SSDs, chipsets etc.
ebay.co.uk/itm…314

You can even stick on one layer on top of another for more cooling.

Forum forums.anandtech.com/for…47/
Edited by: "dacq" 15th Oct
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