Kingson has finally released their latest entry-level consumer-grade A1000 NVMe PCIe SSD (read our review here). The company initially showed off the new M.2 drive earlier this year at CES 2018.
With the new A1000, Kingston aims to bring NVMe PCIe SSDs with 3D NAND flash memory to the masses by providing twice the performance of conventional SATA 3 SSDs but at almost the same pricing.
The new SSD features a single-sided M.2 2280 (22mm x 80mm) design and a Gen 3.0 x2 interface. It’s powered by a Phison 5008 4-channel controller, the aforementioned 3D NAND flash, and is designed to deliver read and write speeds of up to 1500MB/s and 1000MB/s, respectively.
The A1000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities. As always, it is backed by Kingston’s limited 5-year warranty with free technical support.