The SSD Series Kingston A2000 hit the market. Just like last year with the line A1000, Kingston's goal is to market more affordable NVMe protocol and PCIe 3 bus based solid state drives. The A2000 line has three capacity options – 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB – and can be used on both desktops and notebooks due to its M.2 2280 form factor.
The units in this series are based on one controller. Silicon Motion SM2263 4-Channel and Toshiba BiCS4 3D TLC NAND Memory Chips. An additional advantage is support for XTS-AES encryption with a 256-bit key, as well as TCG Opal technology and IEEE 1667 and eDrive security standards.
The Kingston A2000 series promises to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 2,200 MB / s and 1,900 MB / s when writing data, and a reasonably decent result of random operations – 220,000 IOPS on read and 240,000 IOPS on write.
For terabytes written (TBW), which is the amount of data that can be written to the drive before it begins to wear out, the values are as follows: 150 TB (250 GB), 350 TB (500 GB ) and 600 TB (1 TB). Kingston guarantees a 5 year warranty in Brazil for the units.
Price and availability
Kingston A2000 SDs are now available in the Brazilian market. Prices are as follows: 250 GB ($ 360), 500 GB ($ 560) and 1 TB ($ 950).