Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD

QuickFind: 834607 Mfr part code: SA1000M8/480G
  • 20X faster than a 7200RPM hard drive
  • M.2 2280 Form Factor
  • Single-sided design
  • Multiple capacities up to 960GB

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Product Description

Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD



  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x 2 lanes
  • Capacities: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller: Phison E8
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Power consumption: 0.011748W idle / 0.075623W avg / 0.458W (MAX) read / 0.908W (MAX) write
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Operating temperatures: 0°C~70°C
  • Storage temperatures: -40°C~85°C
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support


Sequential read/write:

  • 240GB - up to 1,500/800MB/s
  • 480GB - up to 1,500/900MB/s
  • 960GB - up to 1,500/1,000MB/s

Random 4K read/write:

  • 240GB - up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
  • 480GB - up to 100,000/90,000 IOPS
  • 960GB - up to 120,000/100,000 IOPS


  • 240GB - 6.4g
  • 480GB - 7g
  • 960GB - 7.6g

Total bytes written:

  • 240GB - 150TB
  • 480GB - 300TB
  • 960GB - 600TB

Technical Specification

Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD


Device Type Solid state drive - internal
Capacity 480 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type 3D triple-level cell (TLC)
Form Factor M.2 2280
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x2 (NVMe)
Features 3D NAND Technology, NVM Express (NVMe), Phison E8 controller
Width 22 mm
Depth 80 mm
Height 3.5 mm
Weight 7 g


SSD Endurance 300 TB
Internal Data Rate 1500 MBps (read) / 900 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read 100000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 90000 IOPS


MTBF 1,000,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x2 (NVMe) - M.2 Card
Compatible Bay M.2 2280


Power Consumption 0.011748 Watt (idle) ¦ 0.075623 Watt (average) ¦ 0.458 Watt (read) ¦ 0.908 Watt (write)

Software & System Requirements

Software Included Coupon code for hard drive cloning software
OS Required Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 5 years ¦ Technical support

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 70 °C
Min Storage Temperature -40 °C
Max Storage Temperature 85 °C
Vibration Tolerance (operating) 2.17 g @ 7-800 Hz
Vibration Tolerance (non-operating) 20 g @ 10-2000 Hz

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