Product Comparison: Kingston A400 vs Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)


General Specifications
Brand
Kingston
Crucial
Model
A400
MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)
Origin
Malaysia
Mexico
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 up to 500MB/s and 450MB/s1, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drive1 for higher performance, ultra-responsive multi-tasking and an overall faster system. Also more reliable and durable than a hard drive.
Upgrade with the Crucial® MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support. Even if you’ve never installed an SSD, don’t sweat it – our step-by-step guide walks you through the process to make installation easy. It’s worth it.
Key Specs
Capacity
480 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
500 Mb/s
560 Mb/s
Write Speed
450 Mb/s
510 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kingston A400 Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch, SATA III)
  • 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.
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • Everything runs butter smooth now which is a huge difference from having a platter HD that ran at 7200 rpms.
  • The boot time on my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is so fast now, took about 7s to completely boot up. Definitely worth the price.
  • Boot time went from 2+ minutes to 30 seconds, from power on to using an app.
  • Drive is fast and the price is really good compared to competing products.
  • Easy to install, booting really fast and good quality, i am very pleased!
Size & Weight
Height
0.27 in.
0.1 in.
Width
3.93 in.
3.1 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
0.86 in.
Weight
1.44 oz.
0.32 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
M.2 2280
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
3D NAND
3D NAND
Extras
Fast start-up, loading and file transfers, Multiple capacities, Rugged
Built-in durability, Exclusive Data Defense
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
What customers say about "Features"
Kingston A400 Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch, SATA III)
  • 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.
Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4) Internal SSD, 3D NAND, SATA, M.2
  • I like that they included the tie down screw as most SSD's do not.
  • The drive temp never climbs over 55 degrees celsius.
  • Install went easily. Works great. 10/10
  • It installed pretty quick and I only had to use one of the screws provided to hold it down in the M.2 slot.
  • Crucial Software made it incredibly easy to clone the drive and boot from the SSD.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
IC, TUV, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
109.99 $


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