Product Comparison: PNY CS900 vs Kingston A400


General Specifications
Brand
PNY
Kingston
Model
CS900
A400
Origin
Malaysia
Malaysia
About the Product
PNY CS900 is the ideal solution for a mainstream solid state drive (SSD) upgrade from a hard disk drive (HDD). The CS900 delivers all the most sought after features at an excellent value, and is designed for an easy and cost-effective HDD replacement in the PC system to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. With no moving parts, PNY CS900 is highly durable, less likely to fail, and supports up to 3 years of warranty.
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.
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"
PNY CS900 INTERNAL FLASH DRIVE SSD 2.5" 120GB SATA II
  • It works pretty good with very acceptable read and writes speeds for a medium/low budget SSD.
  • I reccomend anybody that has a slow laptop to replace the default hard drive with a ssd you wont be disappointed with results , good quality and performance from pny.
  • Fitted this drive into my 2012 laptop and the speed improvement is stunning. Boots up in 12 seconds. Incredibly cheap.
  • Just what you want from an SSD, fast, easy and reliable.
  • A Very fast and well made SSD drive, Useing it in an i3 Dell laptop, it gives me a 8 secound boot up.
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.
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
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"
PNY CS900 INTERNAL FLASH DRIVE SSD 2.5" 120GB SATA II
  • Decent quality, easy to fit as well.
  • Excellent product easy to install and very fast.
  • Super easy to install, one of the easiest and cheapest upgrades you can give a PC and for this price it's hard to justify not doing it.
  • Simple to fit, good make, fast and cheap.
  • It's an easy fit but is a bare drive with no cloning software.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
BSMI, CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS, Kcc, EMC, REACH
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
31.99 $


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