PNY CS900 vs Kingston A400 

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Is your laptop going a bit slower than before? Need something to boot it up? Means that you need a bigger space. A time for new SSD chip. Nowadays, everybody is using SSD chip. So, if you are not, means that you are left. As we know that the internal capacity of one device sometimes still not enough. That’s is why, almost no reason for you to not use SSD chip in your Laptop or mobile phone.

Meanwhile, another brand offers SSD chip more than $200.00 for its price, which is not cheap at all. Then, if you are looking for SSD chip, it must be chosen properly. Here, we are going to get you know more about PNY CS900 and Kingston A400, seeing by:

  1. How’s the packaging?
  2. How’s the capacity?
  3. How’s the specification?
  4. How’s the feature?
  5. How’s the performance?
  6. Is it worth the price?

Now, let’s talk a bit deeper.

PNY CS900

Are you a gamer? Furthermore, addicted to game? Here is good news for you. Lots games are new released this year. More challenging, fun, also bigger capacity. Somehow get over your last favorite game become the only one choice to get new game. Even deleting one App for more space is annoying sometimes. These current problems facing by many people especially gamer is solved now. Right here, you know PNY CS900. Read also: PNY CS900 vs Crucial BX500

  • Packaging

Simple but stylish. I personally do like the design. Dominated with black color, and a simple text of its name PNY in the center. That’s all, but enough to catch people’s eyes. In size which is only 2.5 inches and 7mm of thickness, and more capacity, this is appropriate offer from PNY CS900.

  • Capacities

PNY CS900 provides SSD card in range 120 GB until 960 GB. Hard to find this in another brand, which usually provide 120 GB until maximum 480 Gb. This is fantastic offers. In order close to 1 TB, PNY CS900 comes with appropriate price. This is what anybody looks for. Lots documents, songs, photos, videos and even games and other apps are fits in this one small chip. However, 120 Gb is still available. This brand offers both small and big capacities, fits to what anybody needs. 

  • Specification and Features

Unlike others, PNY CS900 has been completed with 3D Nand, Interface SATA-III 6GBps and backward compatible to SATA II. The speed for the smallest capacity (120 GB) is 240 MBps and the biggest capacity (960 GB) is 535MBps for read, 515MBps for write. Seems so close to the speed of other brand who could reach 500 MBps for read whose capacity a lot lower than PNY CS900, that is only 480 GB from Kingston A400.

The good news is that PNY CS900 is completed with fast moving features, which possible the user to move their data from the old drive to the new drive faster using Acronis True Image HD 2017 data migration software.

  • Performance

Some customers have done a test related to the performance about this PNY CS900. Some admit that PNY CS900 is capable enough to boot up their device, even for the lowest capacity which is 120 GB. I do not have any idea about what 960GB could give to you. Testing this PNY CS900 is using Microsoft Windows 10 Pro could boot up time that usually takes time till 2 minutes, into just 30 seconds. This is surprising.

The speed performance is also being tested by using Crystal Disk Mark 6.0 that says that the write speed for 120 Gb type which claim reaches 240 Mbps goes beyond the claim. No wonder, completed with the other feature such as fast-moving data transmigration, make sense enough about how good the performance of this PNY CS900.

  • Price

The lowest capacity, that is 120GB cost up to $60.00 for shipping online, or even lower bargain in different online store. The biggest capacity, that is 960GB cost $230.00 until $250.00 or lower, depend on the seller, and if it is allowed, you may bargain lower. This is appropriate enough especially to the 960GB type which is quite hard to find.

Kingston A400

Kingston is one of lots companies who provide a making sense SSD and offers affordable prices, compete to other company. In Indian market, Kingston A400 series is currently one of the lowest prices.

  • Packaging

Kingston A400 comes in a very simple design. Comes with same size which is 2.5 inches as PNY CS900. The chip itself is just a simple card with Kingston’s logo and a small sticker.

  • Capacities

Kingston A400 series provide in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The standard capacity of most SSD chip company launch. Much lower if we compare to PNY CS900 which is designed until 960GB. In case of performance, all three are rated at 500 Mbps for sequential reads. But the speed for writing is different, 320KBps, 350MBps and 450MBps each. Faster writing speed than PNY CS900 that just reaches 250MBps for 120 GB type.

  • Specification and Features

Just like another type of SSDs, the A400 completes with TLC (triple level cell) memories. This type comes with three bits per cell. This possible a higher data density, small manufacturing cost for the same capacity chip. Unfortunately, Acronis True Image HD 2017 which is provide in the PNY CS900 is not available here. Means that it will take longer time to move your data. But, seeing how fast the original speed from this Kingston A400 itself is faster than PNY CS900, might be not take too much differences.

  • Performance

Some users have done some test about it. Testing Kingston A400 in Windows 10 Home using Crystal Disk Mark analyze the data from the test, admitting that Kingston A400 is faster with compressible data than with incompressible data. It means that its controller uses compression to speed up operations. Kingston looks similar on the sequential transfers, compete to its competitors. It is also faster in random accesses, mainly with 4kiB data blocked.

  • Price

The lowest capacity, that is 120GB cost $42 for shipping online, or even lower bargain in different online store. This is worth enough as people known that Kingston is one of the cheapest prices compare to the other brand, include PNY CS900.

PNY CS900 vs Kingston A400 

- Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel The difference with super Fast OS Boot times and application loads
- Exceptional performance offering up to 515MB/s seq. Read and 490MB/s seq. Write speeds
- Superior performance as compared to traditional hard drives (HDD)
- Ultra low power consumption. Backwards compatible with SATA II 3GB/s
- More reliable and durable than a hard drive
- Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement
- SSD must be initialized and formatted to enable host computer and applications to access the drive.
- Use Windows Disk Management tool, or MacOS Disk Utility app, or Linux compatible disk partition utility to initialize and format new SSD.

NOTE : Product prices, availability, ratings and save money information are accurate as of the date/time indicated on post time (as seen right bellow the tittle) and are subject to change. Any price, ratings, availability and save money information displayed on Amazon Site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Conclusion
Both offers a good both specification and features. Here, we are taking back to what you need and look for. If you need more space, PNY CS900 is suitable for you, even the price is more expensive. This PNY CS900 provides you more space. But, if you are just a casual user, Kingston A400 is suitable for you. Moreover, Kingston A400 offers cheaper price.

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