Kingston A2000 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Should you buy A2000 (1Tb) produced by Kingston and further characteristics explore on this site.

Kingston A2000 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Kingston's 1Tb A2000 internal SSD use Silicon Motion SM2263. This internal SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory DDR4 to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe. The A2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC flash memory. This drive besides, available in 256 Gb and 512 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with write speeds 2000 MB/s, and read speeds 2200 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 220000 on writing and 250000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Kingston provide 5 years of warranty that limited by endurance 450 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 2200
Write speed (Mb/s) 2000
Read IOPS 250000
Write IOPS 220000
Endurance (TBW) 450
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


Kingston A2000 1Tb use PCIe 3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 2000 Mb/s, that is average value for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe SSD has endurance 450 TBW, that is poor in comparison with closest rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Kingston A2000 1Tb is a well-rounded drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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The Kingston A2000 has DDR4. Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller help to improve I/O performance and endurance.

The Kingston A2000 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips can work without further heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops already has thermal pads below and above the SSD to improve performance during times of high loads.

The Kingston A2000 1Tb has maximum write speed 2000 Mbps, sequential read speed 2200 Mbps. SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2263 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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