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Kingston Technology A400 2.5" 1920 GB Serial ATA III TLC- Solid State Drive ( SSD) for £159.65 @ LambdaTek
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Kingston Technology A400 2.5" 1920 GB Serial ATA III TLC- Solid State Drive ( SSD) for £159.65 @ LambdaTek

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Posted 28th Dec 2019Edited by:"Brutes"

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Kingston Technology A400 2.5" 1920 GB Serial ATA III TLC1920GB, 6.35 cm (2.5") , TLC NAND, SATA 3.0, 100.0 x 69.9 x 7.0mm
3376411.jpgIncredible speeds plus rock-solid reliability
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/s*, 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 is 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 drive form factors and capacities from 120GB–1.92TB** 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.

* Based on “out-of-box performance” using a SATA Rev. 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

**Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and is thus not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products.

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anthony.james29/12/2019 11:43

Why 1920gb? Why are we being scammed out of the 80gb?



Why scammed? If it was listed as 2000GB, you would be correct, but it says 1920GB right there. Do you see it?
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3 year warranty, I think I'd want a bit more on a drive this size. Maybe 5 years would do since by then 4TB ssds should have come down to this price.
CampGareth29/12/2019 10:03

3 year warranty, I think I'd want a bit more on a drive this size. Maybe 5 …3 year warranty, I think I'd want a bit more on a drive this size. Maybe 5 years would do since by then 4TB ssds should have come down to this price.


Why? Obviously as time goes on, generally technology gets cheaper. There's nothing remarkable about that.
But at this time, this is a great price for a 2TB drive.
Amazing, several years ago I paid this price for a 120gb SSD!
In the past year I bought three of the little sibling of this product, its 240GB version from different suppliers. Two of them turn out to have the same slow writing problem. One from ebay, one from Amazon. After returning these, I stopped buying Kingston SSD altogether.
Why 1920gb? Why are we being scammed out of the 80gb?
DemonChilli29/12/2019 11:04

In the past year I bought three of the little sibling of this product, its …In the past year I bought three of the little sibling of this product, its 240GB version from different suppliers. Two of them turn out to have the same slow writing problem. One from ebay, one from Amazon. After returning these, I stopped buying Kingston SSD altogether.


Did you contact them about it?
anthony.james29/12/2019 11:43

Why 1920gb? Why are we being scammed out of the 80gb?



Why scammed? If it was listed as 2000GB, you would be correct, but it says 1920GB right there. Do you see it?
anthony.james29/12/2019 11:43

Why 1920gb? Why are we being scammed out of the 80gb?


Why don't you understand how bits & bytes & filesystems work? It's not exactly a recent phenomenon, Google!
Rich4429/12/2019 13:06

Why don't you understand how bits & bytes & filesystems work? It's not …Why don't you understand how bits & bytes & filesystems work? It's not exactly a recent phenomenon, Google!



It's not the case here. That's when a drive is listed as XXGB but formats to a lower capacity, which is a known thing. Their comment was about the listed size not being 2TB but 1920GB (which I think is a bit odd too). It's not a GB, GiB thing.
rev629/12/2019 13:08

It's not the case here. That's when a drive is listed as XXGB but formats …It's not the case here. That's when a drive is listed as XXGB but formats to a lower capacity, which is a known thing. Their comment was about the listed size not being 2TB but 1920GB (which I think is a bit odd too). It's not a GB, GiB thing.


Maybe not that odd.... You get 480GB drives.. 960GB drives... doubling 960GB leads to 1920GB ..like you say... strange.
Crusty29/12/2019 13:26

Maybe not that odd.... You get 480GB drives.. 960GB drives... doubling …Maybe not that odd.... You get 480GB drives.. 960GB drives... doubling 960GB leads to 1920GB ..like you say... strange.



They're strange too
I’m guessing either factory over provisioning and/or disabled faulty cells to increase yields.
woodbino29/12/2019 10:13

Why? Obviously as time goes on, generally technology gets cheaper. There's …Why? Obviously as time goes on, generally technology gets cheaper. There's nothing remarkable about that. But at this time, this is a great price for a 2TB drive.


It's a great price yes, but how irritated would you be if it died one day after the end of your free replacement warranty period? That's £53 per year of functionality. If you replaced like for like 3 years isn't enough for a 2TB ssd to be all that much cheaper than it is now.

If this drive lives for a decade then you're gonna get good value out of it regardless but the manufacturer is only willing to bet it'll last 3 years.
Depending on how you count 1920 is equivalent to 2000! in decimal (base ten number systems 2000 is the way to write it. However in hexadecimal there are 16 numbers and 1920 hexadecimal is equivalent to 2000. the number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 are used and the letters a b c d e and f are used this system is more relevant to computing in which 1000 decimal is equal to 1024 in hexadecimal. Hope this helps.
frank.lunt29/12/2019 16:56

Depending on how you count 1920 is equivalent to 2000!


No, not really.

Hexadecimal 1920 is equivalent to decimal 6432

Decimal 1920 is equivalent to hexadecimal 780

It's not a decimal vs hex issue then.
Decent deal. Will probably get a lot more heat if it had "SSD" in the title.
luvclub29/12/2019 17:43

Decent deal. Will probably get a lot more heat if it had "SSD" in the …Decent deal. Will probably get a lot more heat if it had "SSD" in the title.


Thanks. Forgive me it's not written there what it is...lol
Brutes29/12/2019 17:52

Thanks. Forgive me it's not written there what it is...lol


No worries. Just that people interested in SSD would have keyword alerts set for "SSD". They're the ones who would more likely vote hot. You might want to use "SSD" rather than "solid state drive" in the title.
luvclub29/12/2019 17:57

No worries. Just that people interested in SSD would have keyword alerts …No worries. Just that people interested in SSD would have keyword alerts set for "SSD". They're the ones who would more likely vote hot. You might want to use "SSD" rather than "solid state drive" in the title.


Done , Cheerz..
CampGareth29/12/2019 10:03

3 year warranty, I think I'd want a bit more on a drive this size. Maybe 5 …3 year warranty, I think I'd want a bit more on a drive this size. Maybe 5 years would do since by then 4TB ssds should have come down to this price.


Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.

I do fine with a single TB nvme M2 drive and it's 75% empty.

If you need storage then buy mechanical.
Sonny_A29/12/2019 18:14

Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single …Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single TB nvme M2 drive and it's 75% empty.If you need storage then buy mechanical.


Have you ever heard of video editing?
Sonny_A29/12/2019 18:14

Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single …Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single TB nvme M2 drive and it's 75% empty.If you need storage then buy mechanical.



A single large SSD can still have it’s uses e.g. laptops with a single SATA drive slot.
Sonny_A29/12/2019 18:14

Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with...


Okey dokey then.
To all those asking why it’s 1920 and not 2000, the usual explanation is because of a lack of DRAM which is compensated for by using a chunk of the storage chips as a faster SLC write buffer rather than using their full TLC capacity which is much slower to write too.
Edited by: "Lexeus" 29th Dec 2019
Very good price, but I only buy NVME instead of SATA for SSD nowadays.
Lexeus29/12/2019 20:38

To all those asking why it’s 1920 and not 2000, the usual explanation is b …To all those asking why it’s 1920 and not 2000, the usual explanation is because of a lack of DRAM which is compensated for by using a chunk of the storage chips as a faster SLC write buffer rather than using their full TLC capacity which is much slower to write too.


Not sure that's the case. The 240gb version is made up of 8x30gb Toshiba TLC nand chips. It's sold as a 240gb drive. I doubt this has 64x30gb but maybe. It's does run off the same phison controller though. They're very good it seems from the reviews.
Madwyn29/12/2019 21:40

Very good price, but I only buy NVME instead of SATA for SSD nowadays.


SATA SSD's still have their place and hopefully continue to drop in price. Some motherboards take away 2 SATA for NVMe.
rev629/12/2019 22:30

SATA SSD's still have their place and hopefully continue to drop in price. …SATA SSD's still have their place and hopefully continue to drop in price. Some motherboards take away 2 SATA for NVMe.


I'd buy used U.2 form-factor if size is a preference.
jandrhub29/12/2019 17:30

No, not really.Hexadecimal 1920 is equivalent to decimal 6432Decimal 1920 …No, not really.Hexadecimal 1920 is equivalent to decimal 6432Decimal 1920 is equivalent to hexadecimal 780It's not a decimal vs hex issue then.


God!

Yet another non binary comment!
Sonny_A29/12/2019 18:14

Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single …Nobody needs this kind of fast storage space tbh.I do fine with a single TB nvme M2 drive and it's 75% empty.If you need storage then buy mechanical.


Are you the who needs what police? People would say 'nobody needs 1GB' when I was booting off a Quantum Fireball
ibiza29/12/2019 23:46

God!Yet another non binary comment!


There are 10 types of people in this world, those that understand binary and those that don't. 😁
Gary_Roberts30/12/2019 10:14

There are 10 types of people in this world, those that understand binary …There are 10 types of people in this world, those that understand binary and those that don't. 😁


Give not heard that since I heard it last time!

😁
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