Product Comparison: PNY CS900 vs Kingston A400


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General Specifications
Brand
PNY
Kingston
Model
CS900
A400
Origin
Malaysia
China
About the Product
Upgrade to a PNY SSD to experience PC performance that's up to 20x faster than a traditional HDD. Featuring no moving parts, PNY SSDs complete random operations rapidly. You PC will feel brand new with faster boot up time, quick application launch, and a better overall computing experience.
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.
Key Specs
Capacity
120 GB
480 GB
Read Speed
515 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
490 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.
Size & Weight
Height
0.27 in.
0.27 in.
Width
3.93 in.
3.93 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
2.75 in.
Weight
1.44 oz.
1.44 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
2.5
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
3D TLC
3D NAND
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit
Extras
Low power consumption, cool and quiet operation, Faster boot up and quicker application launch, Better overall system performance
Fast start-up, loading and file transfers, Multiple capacities, Rugged
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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