Kingston announced the launch of its A2000 NVMe™ PCIe SSD in India. The single-sided M.2 drive is Kingston’s next-gen entry-level, consumer NVMe PCIe SSD utilizing 3D NAND. A2000 delivers efficient performance, lower power and lower heat all at a lower price, making it the perfect storage upgrade solution for Ultrabook™ and notebook users. The Kingston A2000 SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB2 capacities at MRPs of INR 8,900, INR 15,900 and INR 31,500 respectively. This product is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. 

A2000 is an affordable storage solution with impressive read / write speeds up to 2,200 / 2,000MB/s1, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA SSD. It is ideal for entry-level users and DIY system builders who appreciate responsiveness and ultra-fast loading times. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES Hardware-based encryption that allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions including Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. The drive also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker. 

A2000 Features and Specifications:

• 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/s1.

 Full-security suite: Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive.

• Optimal systems: Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems.

• Multiple capacities: Upgrade your PC with up to 1TB2. • Form Factor: M.2 2280

• Interface: NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes

• Capacities2: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB

• NAND: 3D

• Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption

• Sequential Read/Write1:

1. 250GB – up to 2,000/1,100MB/s

2. 500GB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s 

3. 1TB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s

• Random 4K Read/Write1

1. 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS 

2. 500GB – up to 180,000/200,000 IOPS

3. 1TB – up to 250,000/220,000 IOPS

• Total Bytes Written (TBW)3

1. 250GB – 150TBW 

2. 500GB – 350TBW

3. 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:

1. 250GB – 6.6g 

2. 500GB – 6.8g

3. 1TB – 6.6g

• Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)

• Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz) • MTBF: 2,000,000

• Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support 


Part Number: SA2000M8/250G – SA2000M8/500G – SA2000M8/1000G

Capacity: 250GB A2000 SSD –  500GB A2000 SSD – 1TB A2000 SSD

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