Product Comparison: Kingston A400 vs Kingston Q500


General Specifications
Brand
Kingston
Kingston
Model
A400
Q500
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Kingston’s A400 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. Powered by a latest-gen controller for read and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s and 450 MB/s.
Kingston’s Q500 solid-state drive dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading, and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives.
Key Specs
Capacity
480 GB
480 GB
Read Speed
500 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
450 Mb/s
450 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kingston A400 480GB Internal SSD
  • This is a great ssd robust, decent speed and has never given me any problems.
  • Startup time went from a few minutes to about 15 seconds, and everything runs much faster and smoother. Good purchase!
  • My computer boots up in less than 15 secs and thats including logging in with my password set. Recommended for everyone!
  • My overall boot time including passwords, apps launching etc is around 10-15 seconds which is handy.
  • I have been using it for a few days and my boot-up time has reduced from around 4 minutes to around 30 seconds.
Kingston Q500 480GB Internal Solid State Drive
  • The loading speed of each game has been dramatically improved.
  • I am very pleased with the speed and sense of stability without any problems.
  • It is a PS4 compatible SSD. Great speeds.
  • The performance is amazing - boot time reduced by 80%, lightning fast program launches, adding new life to our laptops.
  • The drive is fast. Quick boot up.
Size & Weight
Height
0.27 in.
0.27 in.
Width
3.93 in.
3.95 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
2.75 in.
Weight
1.44 oz.
1.45 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
2.5
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
3D NAND
TLC NAND
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit
Extras
Fast start-up, loading and file transfers, Multiple capacities, Rugged
Shock-resistant, Vibration Resistance
What customers say about "Features"
Kingston A400 480GB Internal SSD
  • Very light, easy to install (unscrew case, unscrew old drive, screw in new drive).
  • The drive is very lightweight, easy to install. Seems quite fast.
  • Fairly easy to install and to clone my existing drive .I'm not disappointed!
  • Only drawback was that I thought it would be easy to clone the old drives to swap the new ones in, but that was a total pain, so ended up doing a fresh install and copying data across to new drive.
  • My issue is that there is no drive imaging software support from Kingston for the this range of SSDs, most disappointing.
Kingston Q500 480GB Internal Solid State Drive
  • It’s fast, easy and well worth the price to upgrade!
  • Now everything is working great as it should, super fast.
  • Extremely easy to install. Extremely fast.
  • Runs cool and blazing fast. Windows 7 boots up in about 5 seconds and start up programs load instantly.
  • Fast boot, easy installation.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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