Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD - £95.63 @ Ebuyer
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Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD - £95.63 @ Ebuyer

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Found 4th Aug
Great price under £100!

Kingston's A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe™ solution. A1000's single-sided M.2 22x80mm design's ideal for notebooks and systems with limited space. Using a PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison E8 controller, and 3D NAND Flash, it offers read/write speeds up to 1,500MB/s and 1,000MB/s* in capacities from 240GB-960GB.** It's twice as fast as a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive, offering exceptional responsiveness and ultra-low latency.

Specifications
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x 2 lanes
  • Capacities: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller: Phison E8
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Power consumption: 0.011748W idle / 0.075623W avg / 0.458W (MAX) read / 0.908W (MAX) write
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Operating temperatures: 0°C~70°C
  • Storage temperatures: -40°C~85°C
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Sequential 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:
  • 240GB - up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
  • 480GB - up to 100,000/90,000 IOPS
  • 960GB - up to 120,000/100,000 IOPS

Weight:
  • 240GB - 6.4g
  • 480GB - 7g
  • 960GB - 7.6g

Total bytes written:
  • 240GB - 150TB
  • 480GB - 300TB
  • 960GB - 600TB
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Picard12349 m ago

£95 for the SSD + £500 (plus VAT) for the guy in the Apple Store to open u …£95 for the SSD + £500 (plus VAT) for the guy in the Apple Store to open up your Mac and install it!


Well, that's better than on the current (2016+) MBP where everything is soldered. From the wikipedia quoting iFitit
iFixit gave the models score of 1 out of 10 for repairability, noting that memory, the processor, and flash storage are soldered to the logic board, while the battery is glued to the case. The entire assembly uses proprietary pentalobe screws and cannot be disassembled with standard tools.[148]

Still, even though the MBP 2015 uses a 4x PCIe SSD it is not M.2.. Again from iFixit:
Sorry No, The WD SSD is a M.2 drive.
Apple uses a custom SSD design. Review this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 SSD Replacement You can see the physical difference between them.
Your choices are either finding an Apple SSD on eBay, Amazon, or a 3rd party which offer a SSD designed to work in your system: Transcend - JetDrive 820 or
OWC - Aura SSD

But still, tons of people buy those overpriced glossy-screened MacBook 'Pro' with their terrible glossy screens almost zero upgradability. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that their screens have a nice reflective glossy coating, yuck!
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Will this work in my laptop?
kimbern20 m ago

Will this work in my laptop?


What laptop do you have?
may i know does it work with macbook pro 2015? going to need bigger storage
jaffeling4 m ago

may i know does it work with macbook pro 2015? going to need bigger storage


£95 for the SSD + £500 (plus VAT) for the guy in the Apple Store to open up your Mac and install it!
Picard12349 m ago

£95 for the SSD + £500 (plus VAT) for the guy in the Apple Store to open u …£95 for the SSD + £500 (plus VAT) for the guy in the Apple Store to open up your Mac and install it!


Well, that's better than on the current (2016+) MBP where everything is soldered. From the wikipedia quoting iFitit
iFixit gave the models score of 1 out of 10 for repairability, noting that memory, the processor, and flash storage are soldered to the logic board, while the battery is glued to the case. The entire assembly uses proprietary pentalobe screws and cannot be disassembled with standard tools.[148]

Still, even though the MBP 2015 uses a 4x PCIe SSD it is not M.2.. Again from iFixit:
Sorry No, The WD SSD is a M.2 drive.
Apple uses a custom SSD design. Review this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 SSD Replacement You can see the physical difference between them.
Your choices are either finding an Apple SSD on eBay, Amazon, or a 3rd party which offer a SSD designed to work in your system: Transcend - JetDrive 820 or
OWC - Aura SSD

But still, tons of people buy those overpriced glossy-screened MacBook 'Pro' with their terrible glossy screens almost zero upgradability. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that their screens have a nice reflective glossy coating, yuck!
jaffeling2 h, 46 m ago

may i know does it work with macbook pro 2015? going to need bigger storage



The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the Samsung PM981, which I believe has the same controller.

You would need a Sintech generation-C M.2 adapter as MacBook SSDs have a proprietary connector.

eshop.sintech.cn/ngf…tml

The Samsung EVO 970 and the Adata XPG8200 are known to work among others. The latter doesn’t cost much more than this Kingston but is much faster. I have bought the Adata and will be installing it myself. Takes minutes to do. Get the pentalobe screwdriver from eBay. Costs a quid or so.

Make sure you have updated to 10.13.6 so that you have the latest firmware update that enables NVMe support. If you don’t see the NVMe section in System Profiler then you need to update your firmware first or your Mac will not see the drive.
dheydl38 m ago

The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the …The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the Samsung PM981, which I believe has the same controller.


Samsung use their own controllers:
anandtech.com/sho…and
dheydl41 m ago

The Samsung EVO 970 and the Adata XPG8200 are known to work among others. …The Samsung EVO 970 and the Adata XPG8200 are known to work among others. The latter doesn’t cost much more than this Kingston but is much faster.


The SX8200 is a beast 480GB and upwards
dan3141592653b43001 h, 39 m ago

The SX8200 is a beast 480GB and upwards


Another vote for the SX8200. Blisteringly fast, some excellent reviews, it seems that it's only competition is from Samsung, got mine fro CCL for around 115.
Agharta2 h, 50 m ago

Samsung use their own …Samsung use their own controllers:https://www.anandtech.com/show/12082/the-samsung-pm981-ssd-review-512gb-1tb-phoenix-3d-nand


Ah. Phoenix, not Phison. Damn my memory. Anyhow, the PM981 is one to avoid for Mac owners if reports are to be believed.
Gkains5 h, 40 m ago

Well, that's better than on the current (2016+) MBP where everything is …Well, that's better than on the current (2016+) MBP where everything is soldered. From the wikipedia quoting iFititiFixit gave the models score of 1 out of 10 for repairability, noting that memory, the processor, and flash storage are soldered to the logic board, while the battery is glued to the case. The entire assembly uses proprietary pentalobe screws and cannot be disassembled with standard tools.[148] Still, even though the MBP 2015 uses a 4x PCIe SSD it is not M.2.. Again from iFixit:Sorry No, The WD SSD is a M.2 drive.Apple uses a custom SSD design. Review this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 SSD Replacement You can see the physical difference between them.Your choices are either finding an Apple SSD on eBay, Amazon, or a 3rd party which offer a SSD designed to work in your system: Transcend - JetDrive 820 or OWC - Aura SSDBut still, tons of people buy those overpriced glossy-screened MacBook 'Pro' with their terrible glossy screens almost zero upgradability. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that their screens have a nice reflective glossy coating, yuck!


Your haven't read the Apple marketing stuff, the screen has "anti reflective coating" and you let your eyes to mislead you!
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dheydl14 h, 33 m ago

The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the …The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the Samsung PM981, which I believe has the same controller. You would need a Sintech generation-C M.2 adapter as MacBook SSDs have a proprietary connector. http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd-card-as-2013-2014-2015-macbook-ssd-p-1229.htmlThe Samsung EVO 970 and the Adata XPG8200 are known to work among others. The latter doesn’t cost much more than this Kingston but is much faster. I have bought the Adata and will be installing it myself. Takes minutes to do. Get the pentalobe screwdriver from eBay. Costs a quid or so.Make sure you have updated to 10.13.6 so that you have the latest firmware update that enables NVMe support. If you don’t see the NVMe section in System Profiler then you need to update your firmware first or your Mac will not see the drive.


Just what I was looking for thanks.I got a MacBook pro 2014 the other day using the 10% off ebay code for £80.Money saved was thinking about an SSD upgrade but din't know the name of the adapter.
dheydl14 h, 36 m ago

The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the …The Phison controller makes me doubt it. There were issues with the Samsung PM981, which I believe has the same controller. You would need a Sintech generation-C M.2 adapter as MacBook SSDs have a proprietary connector. http://eshop.sintech.cn/ngff-m2-pcie-ssd-card-as-2013-2014-2015-macbook-ssd-p-1229.htmlThe Samsung EVO 970 and the Adata XPG8200 are known to work among others. The latter doesn’t cost much more than this Kingston but is much faster. I have bought the Adata and will be installing it myself. Takes minutes to do. Get the pentalobe screwdriver from eBay. Costs a quid or so.Make sure you have updated to 10.13.6 so that you have the latest firmware update that enables NVMe support. If you don’t see the NVMe section in System Profiler then you need to update your firmware first or your Mac will not see the drive.


Could you tell me if this would work SSD to M.2 NGF
Essex_Hal48 m ago

Could you tell me if this would work SSD to M.2 NGF


Get the one I showed. Others may or may not work as well. On most you would need to apply some kapton tape to prevent shorting of the exposed traces, which may slow speeds down to half or even stop them from working.

In any case, there is no native NVMe support for booting in pre-2015 MacBooks. You would need to manually flash some hacked firmware to get it to boot and that is not without its dangers. There is a thread on this in the MacBook Air section of the Macrumors forums. I would suggest you read it thoroughly before spending any money.
kimbern19 m ago

Apple iPad Pro


Afraid not then.
NICE. VOTING HOT.
Would this work on a MacBook Pro 13 retina mid 2014? fantastic machine but storage is not great
haroon.y4 h, 21 m ago

Would this work on a MacBook Pro 13 retina mid 2014? fantastic machine but …Would this work on a MacBook Pro 13 retina mid 2014? fantastic machine but storage is not great


That's what I have and asked the same thing. Apple use a custom interface on for SSD apparently we need to buy an adapter
Essex_Hal5 h, 13 m ago

That's what I have and asked the same thing. Apple use a custom interface …That's what I have and asked the same thing. Apple use a custom interface on for SSD apparently we need to buy an adapter


You should also have a good read of this thread

forums.macrumors.com/thr…76/
What slot do i look for on my motherboard to see if this will fit? Thanks in advance.
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