Kingston 480GB A1000 SSD NVMe M.2 2280 (SA1000M8/480G)

Stock Status: Discontinued
Key Specifications
  • 480GB / M.2 2280 NVMe

  • Read: 1,500MBs / Write 900MBs

Capacity: 480GB

SKU:#038867 Warranty5 years by Kingston Product No.:SA1000M8/480G Short link: See specifications from the manufacturer

Exceptional responsiveness and ultra-low latency.
Kingston’s A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe™ solution with a single-sided M.2 22x80mm design. This form factor is ideal for thinner notebooks and systems with limited space. Using a PCIe NVMe™ Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison E8 controller and 3D NAND Flash, this drive offers read and write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s and 1,000MB/s*. It is 2X faster than a SATA-based SSD and 20X faster than a traditional hard drive, offering exceptional responsiveness, ultra-low latency and throughput.

More reliable and durable than a hard drive, A1000 is built with NAND Flash semiconductor memory. There are no moving parts, making it far 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.

A1000 is available in multiple capacities from 240GB–960GB** 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 with enough storage capacity for all your files.

* 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 an 8GB partition.
** 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. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at


5 years by Kingston


SSD form factorM.2
SSD capacity480 GB
InterfacePCI Express
Memory type3D TLC
Component forPC/notebook
Read speed1500 MB/s
Write speed900 MB/s
NVMe version3.0
Random read (4KB)100000 IOPS
Random write (4KB)90000 IOPS
Controller typePhison PS5008-E8
PCI Express interface data lanesx2
Mean time between failures (MTBF)1000000 h
TBW rating300
RoHS complianceY
CertificationCE, FCC, VCCI


Power consumption (read)0.458 W
Power consumption (write)0.908 W
Power consumption (average)0.075623 W
Power consumption (idle)0.011748 W

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T)0 - 70 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)-40 - 85 °C
Operating vibration2.17 G
Non-operating vibration20 G

Weight & dimensions

Width22 mm
Depth80 mm
Height3.5 mm
Weight7 g

Other features

Product colourBlack,Blue,White
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