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Kingston A400 960GB SSD (500MB/s read Upto 450MB/s write) for £74.47 Delivered with Code @ Ebay (Ebuyer)
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Kingston A400 960GB SSD (500MB/s read Upto 450MB/s write) for £74.47 Delivered with Code @ Ebay (Ebuyer)

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Incredible speeds plus rock-solid reliability.
3266085.jpgKingston’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 up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive¹ 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–960GB 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.

  • Fast start-up, loading, and file transfers
  • More reliable and durable than a hard drive
  • Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement

Features
  • 10x faster than a HDD — 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, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, A400 is designed to suit anyone’s needs.
  • 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.
Specifications
  • Form factor 2.5"
  • Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller 2Ch3
  • NAND TLC
  • Data Transfer (ATTO) 960GB — up to 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write
  • Power Consumption: 0.195W Idle / 0.279W Avg / 0.642W (MAX) Read / 1.535W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature -40°C~85°C
  • Operating temperature 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions 100.0mm x 69.9mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight 41g
  • Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support4 Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW) 960GB — 300TB
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nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.

I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.

If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 18th Jul
spannerzone18/07/2019 13:36

nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely …nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.


Totally agree. Utterly incredible to suggest 'DRAM-less SSDs are useless' and only good for data storage (I'd use hard disks for data storage not SSDs). While we're there shall we also say that SATA SSDs are rubbish and NVMe is the only one to go for? General use even a low-end/no-DRAM SSD will run rings around any hard disk and if you know you need a DRAM-equipped SSD then you probably know what you're doing already.
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Cold. DRAM-less. Only good if for storage of data and not OS and apps I'd say.
nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.

I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.

If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 18th Jul
spannerzone18/07/2019 13:36

nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely …nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.


Totally agree. Utterly incredible to suggest 'DRAM-less SSDs are useless' and only good for data storage (I'd use hard disks for data storage not SSDs). While we're there shall we also say that SATA SSDs are rubbish and NVMe is the only one to go for? General use even a low-end/no-DRAM SSD will run rings around any hard disk and if you know you need a DRAM-equipped SSD then you probably know what you're doing already.
Gah, my OS is only booting at 7 seconds! I wanted it booting at 4 seconds! Curse you, DRAM-less!!

I wouldn't recommend using them for scratch disks for Photoshop or Lightroom, but these are plenty fast enough for normal day to day computer use.
Whilst I wouldnt buy this drive for myself .. it does have advantages in a laptop .. without the use of dram it will use less juice.. so should give *some* extra time between recharges.
Really SSD's should be mandatory in laptops simply for their durability/shockproof ... no heads to park, or to jostle ,while doing a last minute write, while being swung thru the air , gaily ..
I used a 128gb Kingston V300 in my htpc for a long while, supposedly a pitiful drive, but could never tell the difference between it and my 500GB 860 Evo...
480gb version works fine in my laptop. Good drive
GwanGy18/07/2019 18:40

Whilst I wouldnt buy this drive for myself .. it does have advantages in a …Whilst I wouldnt buy this drive for myself .. it does have advantages in a laptop .. without the use of dram it will use less juice.. so should give *some* extra time between recharges. Really SSD's should be mandatory in laptops simply for their durability/shockproof ... no heads to park, or to jostle ,while doing a last minute write, while being swung thru the air , gaily ..


Agreed, they're still faster and more reliable than hdd's and for those really anal people it'll shave a few grams off the overall weight of the laptop. It'll also give you're slightly older laptops a new lease of life.
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spannerzone18/07/2019 13:36

nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely …nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.


Spot on
spannerzone18/07/2019 13:36

nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely …nonsense, dramless works fine for the OS and the average user won't likely notice any issue, it's only when you work with larger files will it become obvious. Power users and gamers will likely notice the difference compared to dram cached SSDs.I use Crucial BX SSD (dram less) in a work laptop and while I do use larger files sometimes and notice a slow down, it's still 100 times better than the crappy mechanical drive it replaced. Windows updates take many hours less time even with these dram-less SSDs.If budget allows, pay more for a Crucial MX or SAmsung EVO... if in a budget this will be fine.


There are always oddballs who make wild claims about tech
TacticalTimbo18/07/2019 20:12

I used a 128gb Kingston V300 in my htpc for a long while, supposedly a …I used a 128gb Kingston V300 in my htpc for a long while, supposedly a pitiful drive, but could never tell the difference between it and my 500GB 860 Evo...


Surely when you ran out of space at 128GB you noticed the difference between them

Was the V300 the one Kingston famously bait-and-switched?
If got 2 of them, use RAID 0 and install all your games, it's a perfect solution. Because for good and fast rpm HDD you pay not much more.
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Mindaug18/07/2019 22:51

If got 2 of them, use RAID 0 and install all your games, it's a perfect …If got 2 of them, use RAID 0 and install all your games, it's a perfect solution. Because for good and fast rpm HDD you pay not much more.


Yeah and lose everything when 1 disk blows. Good advice
That's why you back up your system to an external drive
Any idea if it is compatible with PS4? Or just the physical size that matters?
deleted199825119/07/2019 10:15

Yeah and lose everything when 1 disk blows. Good advice


Using as a games instalation drive. Loads very fast, if one fails, i just reinstall games.
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Raid 0 has no redundancy. Thats all i was pointing out you emoji plonker
Edited by: "deleted1998251" 23rd Jul
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