Kingston SSD A400 240 GB Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch SATA 3) £56.80 @ Amazon

Kingston SSD A400 240 GB Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch SATA 3) £56.80 @ Amazon

Found 29th Mar
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 350MB/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.

Form factor: 2.5"

SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)

Capacities: 240GB

Controller: 2Ch


Baseline Performance1:
Data Transfer (ATTO):

240GB — up to 500MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write

Power Consumption:
0.195W Idle / 0.279W Avg / 0.642W (MAX) Read / 1.535W (MAX) Write

Storage temperature:

Operating temperature:

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

Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW):

240GB: 80TB
Community Updates


I have this drive and it caused me to get a blue screen every other day until I did a clean install of Windows onto my kingspec ssd. Now I've had none, so avoid this drive and spend a few more quid to get a better one.
A clean install is highly recommended. I did it with Linux on a 120GB A400 and, so far, no probs running 24/7.
Nice drive. Got one around 3 months ago, was £5 or so dearer then.
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