Another Black Friday Kingston SSD deal. $4 cheaper than last week.
Will this work for Synology DS920+ nas ?
I can only find one reddit user using the Kingston A200 in the Synology DS920+ NAS. Synology haven't tested it.
Thanks op..bought it .. but from ebay deal cost me about $122 (after 20% ebay plus+10% shopback cashback +3 % shopback ebay gift card )
The ozbargain force is strong in you young padowan
For anyone who's curious about the specs, check out this article https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/kingston-a2000-m2-nvme-...
Overall a great entry level m.2 nvme SSD, I'm gonna get one
A firmware patch (which I expect to be on all of the drives these days) improves performance a bit from the 2019 reviews: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/kingston-a2000-1-tb-m-2-n...
Well that just makes it a even better buy… Can't wait to replace my intel 660p
Would it fit to my MacBook Pro 13” retina early 2015.?
Thank you in advance.!
This MacBook Pro uses a proprietary storage drive connector, and is therefore not compatible with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter.
Or yes with a nvme to apple adapter
glad i waited for black friday
$4 goes to my loose change bank!
It was 129 at Centrecom like 6 days ago
$139 last week.
But they had their black Friday sale already : O
Yeah they thought it was last week haha.
Will this be compatible with Dell laptop bought last year?
google your model + m2 slot
Dell model number?
Xps 13 9370?
It will fit.
Storage 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD (80 mm)
Storage 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD (80 mm)
This, or Western Digital SN550?
whichever is cheapest
I've read the a2000 has DRAM, and sn550 is DRAMless. I think DRAM is meant to be better if its holding the OS. Might need to read up more on this, but im gonna get the kingston a2000 because of this.
kingston is faster @ read/write sequential data vs WD is better @ random data…
at 1TB, it isnt going to make much of a difference… dont think your OS is that big :D
What Are DRAM-less SSDs?
I only have one m. 2 can you put this on a pcie card and get similar performance?
Yeah mate , indeed you can.
I have installed mine one a PCIe card , you can go for something like this:
Suggest going for the one without the SATA output port while will not only use PCIe but also uses the SATA port on your MB too. Second one just needs PCIe
Hope that helps.
Thanks ! wait, so the one with Sata has to plug into the PCIE and also into your mobos SATA port ? For what purpose. I took that Sata port as it adding an extra SATA port to pc ?
Np mate :)
The first card has both M & B key meaning supporting both NVMe and SATA M2
The NVMe uses PCIe to connect back to MB but if you put SATA M2 , you have to connect it back to MB via that SATA port.
Consider buying NVMe storage only only (ie Kingstong A2000) , then you won't need to worry about SATA side and use PCIe only on your MB.
Look at this one below , very reasonable price and also does exactly what you want. Again repeating , make sure if you get this , buy NVMe only not SATA M2
(i.e get Kingstong A2000)
*****One more thing , if you install this PCIe card in windows 10 with no storage , it'll show nothing in device manager (took a while for me to figure). As soon as you install it with NVMe , windows detects it as NVMe storage. The card by itself is transparent to windows 10 interestingly.
Hope it helped
I got the exact two weeks ago from Shopping Square and already delivered working perfectly fine!
Have installed it on a PCIe card while my old mainboard doesn't have/support any NVMe port.
Thinking about upgrading my Lenovo Ideacentre 510S with this SSD as my boot drive. Currently the boot SSD is only 128GB.
A newbie question, do I need anything else (e.g. additional HW) in order clone the existing Windows 10 system disk to the new SSD and swap it in as the boot drive?
Any tips/tricks and dos/donts would be very much appreciated.
depends if u have spare m2 slot in your laptop/pc
mine is currently in used… sadface
an external for these would easily be 30-40 a pop
Just opened up my Lenovo Ideacentre, it only comes with an M2 slot and it's being used by the C: drive. So there is no spare slot for cloning of the system disk. Can anyone suggest what additional HW I need to get to get the job done? Thanks…
I am fairly new to the SSD game and am still trying to understand how it works. The description " Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems " is throwing me off making me think it isn't intended for normal pc usage but from my understanding it would work with most motherboards such as a B550 AORUS ELITE or similar board right?
Most modern motherboards come with at least 1 M.2 slot. The Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE has 2 M.2 slots.
u can use it for normal pc that supports m2..
however for normal larger form of pc aka desktop, it is more cost effective to go with normal ssd as their are cheaper for the same capacity.
assuming u r familiar with HDD, it's like comparing those 2.5" hdd vs 3.5" hdd… even though the 2.5" hdd can be used in desktops the /tb cost is significantly higher
Checkout page shows Error 404 - Page Not Found. Does anyone experience the same issue?
Yes ….. very annoying
Check out is good now.
Bought one in store after online was sold out. Also bought an Orico NVMe M2 Expansion Card to house it for my Lenovo Ideacentre. Everything was straightforward. I used the free EaseUS ToDO Backup to clone the system drive. I could read/write the new SSD (Disk 0, F: drive).
When I tried to set the new SSD as my new boot drive, it didn't show up in the BIOS boot sequence. In fact I couldn't find it anywhere in the BIOS.
Does anyone know how to fix the problem?
have u initiated the ssd?
afaik, if ur ssd is not connected as external bootable drive, u need to make sure it is using GUID partition table…
that's all i know.. if that doesnt help.. u might need someone with more knowledge
Yep, I'd be hitting the Windows Key and typing 'Disk Management', and checking it's been initialised.
If you've never initialised a disk before, or it's been a while, I'd suggest having a Google for a more detailed step-by-step; it's fairly straight-forward but can get a bit nerve wracking because you can accidentally reformat drives if you're reckless
Thanks for posting this up, got one for a build I'm doing once the craziness around CPU/GPU stock levels dies down. 500GB faster drive for Win/programs, this for game storage. Perfect