Kingston A2000 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD


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  • 3D NAND
  • XTS-AES 256-bit Encryption
  • TCG Opal
  • IEEE 1667 / eDrive Security
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Part Number: SA2000M8/500G

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for Purpose-Built System Manufacturers, DIY System Builders and PC Upgrades
Kingston’s A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is an affordable storage solution with impressive performance. Boasting read/write speeds of up to 2,200/2,000MB/s1, A2000 delivers 3x the performance of a SATA SSD with quicker loading times, less power consumption and lower heat. A2000 SSD is designed for the entry-level user, purpose-built system manufacturer, DIY system builder and those seeking to upgrade their PC. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in an Ultrabook or a small-form-factor PC (SFF PC) system.

Available in capacities from 250GB–1TB2 to meet your system’s needs. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit XTS-AES hardware-based encryption, and allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. A2000 also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal, AES 256-bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems
  • NVMe PCIe performance at a fraction of the cost

A2000 is an affordable solution with impressive read/write speeds up to 2,200/2,000MB/s

Full-security suite support

Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive

SSD Endurance

Kingston uses NAND flash memory with an endurance rating designed for the workload of an SSD. This allows Kingston to offer a variety of SSDs for an application at a competitive price point.

Kingston’s client and enterprise SSDs come with a lifetime endurance rating to help match the SSD to the intended workload. For client SSDs, Kingston provides a TBW (Terabytes Written) specification that enables users to predict the useful life of the SSD in their application.

Kingston enterprise SSDs are also rated with a TBW specification, as well as a DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) specification that is based on the TBW and warranty period of the SSD. For example, a 1TB SSD that has an endurance rating of 1DWPD means that a user can write 1TB of data per day to the SSD for 5 years. The TBW/DWPD specification is a tool for corporate customers who deploy Kingston SSDs in their enterprise environments as part of their IT infrastructure planning.

Kingston provides a software utility called KSM (Kingston Storage Manager) to track SSD life expectancy. Think of it as a fuel gauge in a car, with which the user can periodically check the status of the SSD.

SSD Performance

Most client systems are no longer limited by processor performance. They are almost always limited by storage. Hard drives have access latencies in milliseconds, while SSDs operate in hundreds of microseconds.

An SSD can deliver new life and high performance even on systems that are a few years old (if they have a SATA compatible interface). A Windows®-based system can see its boot-up times cut from many minutes to one or less, making an SSD a performance storage upgrade. Overall, it often delivers the best performance increase of any upgrade to a system.

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Ssd Size

Storage Form Factor

Storage Type

Form factor M.2 2280
Interface NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
Capacities2 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
Encrypted XTS-AES 256-bit Encryption
Sequential Read/Write1 250GB – up to 2,000/1,100MB/s
500GB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
1TB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
Random 4K Read/Write1 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS
500GB – up to 180,000/200,000 IOPS
1TB – up to 250,000/220,000 IOPS
Total Bytes Written (TBW)3 250GB – 150TBW
500GB – 350TBW
1TB – 600TBW
Power Consumption .0032W Idle / .08W Avg / 1.7W (MAX) Read / 4.5W (MAX) Write
Storage temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Operating temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Dimensions 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
Weight 250GB – 6.6g
500GB – 6.8g
1TB – 6.6g
Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
Vibration non-operating 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
MTBF 2,000,000
Warranty/support4 Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support



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