Snag a 480GB NVMe for just $140 right now!

If your motherboard was made in the last year or two there’s an excellent chance you can utilize an M.2 NMVe SSD to give a substantial boost to your computers speed.  A while back on MMORPG.com I reviewed the Kingston A1000 480GB NVMe and thought very highly of it’s cost to performance ratio.  Well, that ratio is even better now that the SSD is listed on Amazon at just $140.  The big caveat is that they aren’t quite in stock yet so you’ll have to wait until June 4th before they are shipped out.  The sale price is only good for today so you only have a short time to decide if you want to pull the trigger.

An NVMe drive is able to push data through your computers PCIe bus for faster transfers than what even the fastest SATA based SSD is capable of.  We’re talking a read/write of up to 1500MB/900MB per second!  These kinds of speeds are known to significantly reduce Windows boot time (if you use it for that) as well as game load times.  You can find the tech specs below.

Buy the Kingston A1000 480GB on Amazon.

Specifications

  • MSRP: $104 (240gb), $189 (480gb), $374 (960gb) [Current on Kingston Webpage]
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x 2 Lanes
  • Capacities: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 240GB: up to 1,500/800MB/s
    • 480GB: up to 1,500/900MB/s
    • 960GB: up to 1,500/1,000MB/s
  • Random 4k Read/Write:
    • 240GB: up to 100,000/80,000 IOPS
    • 480GB: up to 100,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 960GB: up to 120,000/100,000 IOPS
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Operating/Storage Temperatures: 0°C – 70°C / -40°C – 85°C
  • Weight (240/480/960): 6.4g/7g/7.6g
  • Life Expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty: Limited 5-year warranty w/ free tech. Support
  • Total Bytes Written (240/480/960): 150TB / 300TB / 600TB

Read more about the drive at MMORPG.com

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Robert is a full-time Respiratory Therapist with the U.S. Army but that doesn't stop him from doing what he truly loves: playing and reviewing games and staying up to date on the latest and greatest PC hardware. He also streams part time on Twitch when he works nights (www.twitch.tv/waffleflopper) and writes for MMORPG.com.

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