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Kingston Launches Its A1000 Entry-level Nvme PCIe SSD In India

Kingston, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today launched its A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD in India. This is Kingston’s first entry-level consumer-grade PCIe NVMe SSD with 3D NAND in M.2 form factor. It offers exceptional speeds1 of up to 1500MB/s (R) and 1000MB/s (W) which are twice as fast as a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive. The Kingston A1000 SSD is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities at MRPs of INR 12000, INR 21,800 and INR 40,650 respectively. It is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

The single-sided M.2 2280 (22mm x 80mm) form factor makes A1000 ideal for notebooks and systems with limited space. The PCIe NVMe drive features a Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison 5008 controller, and 3D NAND Flash. It delivers 2x the performance of SATA SSDs with read/write speeds1 up to 1500MB/s and 1000MB/s giving it exceptional responsiveness and ultra-low latency.As Kingston’s newest SSD for the entry-level PCIe NVMe market, A1000 is designed with 3D NAND Flash memory. It is more reliable and durable than a hard drive, and doubles the performance of a SATA SSD, providing consumers the benefit of PCIe performance at about the same price as SATA. Consumers can replace a hard drive or slower SSD with A1000 and have the storage needed for applications, videos, photos and more. For more information visit Features and Specifications:


  • 20X faster than a hard drive1: With incredible read/write speeds the A1000 will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems.
  • M.2 2280 Form Factor: Multi-purpose SFF connector replaces small mSATA and mini-PCIe slots.
  • Single-sided design: Integrates easily into designs with M.2 connectors; ideal for thin and light notebooks and in systems with limited space.
  • Multiple capacities: Available in a range of capacities up to 960GBto meet your data storage requirements.
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x2 Lanes
  • Capacities2: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller: Phison 5008-E8
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Sequential Read/Write1:

o   240GB: up to 1,500/800MB/s

o   480GB: up to 1,500/900MB/s

o   960GB: up to 1,500/1,000MB/s

  • Random 4K Read/Write:

o   240GB: up to 100,000/80,000MB/s

o   480GB: up to 100,000/90,000MB/s

o   960GB: up to 120,000/100,000MB/s

  • Power Consumption: 0.011748W Idle / 0.075623W Avg / 0.458W (MAX) Read / 0.908W (MAX) Write
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Weight:

o   240GB: 6.4g

o   480GB: 7g

o   960GB: 7.6g

  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life Expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support3: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)4:

o   240GB: 150TB

o   480GB: 300TB

o   960GB: 600TB 

A1000 SSD Part Numbers:

Part Number Capacity MRP (INR)
SA1000M8/240G 240GB A1000 SSD 12,000
SA1000M8/480G 480GB A1000 SSD 21,800
SA1000M8/960G 960GB A1000 SSD 40,650
1 Based on “out-of-box performance” using a SATA Rev 3.0 / PCIe 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage. IOMETER Random 4K Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.

2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at

3 Limited warranty based on 5 years or “SSD Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager ( A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See for details.

4 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Client Workload (JESD219A).