Product Comparison: Kingston A400 vs Crucial MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)

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General Specifications
MX500 (CT500MX500SSD4)
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.
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
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
0.27 in.
0.1 in.
3.93 in.
3.1 in.
2.75 in.
0.86 in.
1.44 oz.
0.32 oz.
Form Factor
M.2 2280
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit, IEEE-1667, TCG Opal
Fast start-up, loading and file transfers, Multiple capacities, Rugged
Built-in durability, Exclusive Data Defense
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)
Other Information
109.99 $

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