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Kingston Reveals A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD


Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of its A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD in the Philippines. 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 UltrabookTM and notebook users. The Kingston A2000 SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities at MSRPs of PHP 2,500, PHP 4,500 and PHP 7,650 respectively. This product is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support, and legendary Kingston reliability.

A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD:

Part Number                 Capacity
SA2000M8/250G - 250GB A2000 SSD
SA2000M8/500G - 500GB A2000 SSD
SA2000M8/1000G - 1TB A2000 SSD

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

“Kingston is proud to release the next generation of its entry-level NVMe PCIe SSD. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in an Ultrabook or other small form factor system making it the perfect drive for those seeking to upgrade their PC. Plus, with the drive being self-encrypted, users can trust that their data is protected and secure when used with the right TCG Opal 2.0 management solution.” -Kingston


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/s

• 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 1TB

• Form Factor: M.2 2280

• Interface: NVMeTM PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes

• Capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB

• NAND: 3D

• Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption

• Sequential Read/Write:

o 250GB – up to 2,000/1,100MB/s

o 500GB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s

o 1TB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s

• Random 4K Read/Write:

o 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS

o 500GB – up to 180,000/200,000 IOPS

o 1TB – up to 250,000/220,000 IOPS

• Total Bytes Written (TBW):

o 250GB – 150TBW

o 500GB – 350TBW

o 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:

o 250GB – 6.6g

o 500GB – 6.8g

o 1TB – 6.6g

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

• Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)

• MTBF: 2,000,000

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

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