The SSDs are not only faster, they are also characterized by absolute silence and shock resistance (no mechanical parts), an extremely low power consumption as well as a small size of mostly 2.5 or even only 1.8 inches.
Kingston has been known to many customers for years as a reliable, low-cost provider of memory modules, ranging from entry-level to enthusiast models. But the name Kingston is synonymous in the flash memory area. The company offers Solid State Drives for different application fields.
The SSDNow A400 is a low-cost, yet very fast and reliable SSD that combines Phison's 2-channel low-power 2-channel controller S-11 with Toshiba's advanced 15-nm TLC flash memory. This results in very good performance values: 500 MB / s for sequential reading and 350 MB / s for writing as well as a maximum of 95,000 / 85,000 IOPS (4KB random read / write). The SSDNow A400 consumes only 0.195 W in idle, 0.642 W in reading and 1.535 W in writing, which makes it - in addition to the low overall height Of only 7 mm - makes it ideal for use in notebooks. Kingston grants a warranty period of three years.
Note: An appropriate operating system is necessary to use the TRIM function. Only Windows 7 and later, Mac OS X 10 and higher, and Linux starting with kernel 3.8 and higher, offer optimal support.
Dimensions: 69.9 x 7 x 100 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 41 g
Capacity: 240 GB
Controller: Phison PS3111-S-11
NAND: Toshiba 2D Planar 15 nm TLC NAND Flash
Connection: SATA 6G
Read: max. 500 MB / s
Write: max. 350 MB / s
IOPS (4KB random read): 95,000
IOPS (4KB random write): 85,000
Power consumption (read / write / idle): 0.195 W / 0.642 W / 1.535 W
Compatibility (features): TRIM, S.M.A.R.T.
Average life expectancy: 1,000,000 h
Application temperature: 0 to 70 ° C
Shock resistance in operation: up to 2.17 G
Manufacturing guarantee: 3 years