Kingston A2000 256Gb SSD tech specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's A2000 internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard. Read below about this NVMe SSD in our article.

Kingston A2000 256Gb SSD tech specs

Kingston A2000 256Gb is powered by Silicon Motion SM2263. This NVMe SSD has DRAM DDR4 for mapping data, located on the SSD. The A2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC memory. Kingston A2000 also available in 1 Tb and 512 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with sequential write speeds 2000 Mbps, and read speeds 2200 MB/s. This model has IOPS 220000 on writing and 250000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty period that limited by 150 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
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) 150
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


Kingston A2000 256Gb use PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The maximum write speed is 2000 Mbps, that is average value for this expansion standard. The Kingston A2000 can write 150 TBW, that is not much against nearest rivals. Overall, Kingston A2000 256Gb has more cons and we do not recommend to purchase it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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The Kingston A2000 has DDR4. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD work faster, but more expensive.

The Kingston A2000 due to the low density of memory chips may last without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards from the factory has thermal pads above and below the storage for improving productivity during times of heavy loads.

The Kingston A2000 has sequential write speed 2000 Mb/s, sequential read speed 2200 Mb/s. Storage operate 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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