Kingston A2000 512Gb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's A2000 NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe SSD on this site.

Kingston A2000 512Gb SSD detailed review

Kingston's 512Gb A2000 NVMe SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2263 controller. The NVMe SSD write a data location map on DRAM DDR4 to run a games without delays. The A2000 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC flash memory. Internal SSD besides, available in 1 Tb and 256 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 with maximum write speeds 2000 Mbps, and read speeds 2200 MB/s. It also has input/output performance 220000 on writing and 250000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Kingston provide 5 years warranty period limited by 300 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 512 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) 300
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


A2000 (512Gb) produced by Kingston may work on previous bus standard that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The sequential write speed is 2000 Mbps, that is average value for this computer expansion bus standard. The Internal SSD can write 300 TBW, that is bad against nearest competitors. After evaluating all the facts, Kingston A2000 512Gb has more minuses and we highly 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 (DRAM) makes storage work faster, but more expensive.

The Kingston A2000 due to the low density of memory chips may last with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads below and above the drive to improve performance during high loads.

The Kingston A2000 has write speed 2000 Mb/s, read speed 2200 Mb/s. Storage run on Silicon Motion SM2263 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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