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Kingston 250GB A2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD XTS-AES - up to 2,000/1,100MB/s R/W - 5 yrs. Warranty - £34.38 Delivered @ BTShop
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Kingston 250GB A2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD XTS-AES - up to 2,000/1,100MB/s R/W - 5 yrs. Warranty - £34.38 Delivered @ BTShop

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Kingston 250GB A2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD XTS-AES - up to 2,000/1,100MB/s R/W - 5 yrs. Warranty - £34.38 Delivered @ BTShop
Posted 8th Aug

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Probably the cheapest 250GB NVMe drive that is TLC and has DRAM for a small upgrade.
Key features

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal, AES 256-bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems

Product overview
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity: 250GB
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe)
  • Type: Internal hard drive
  • Random 4K read/write 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW) 250GB – 150TBW
  • MTBF 2,000,000
  • Warranty/Support limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

Description :
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Kingston’s A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is an affordable storage solution with impressive performance. Boasting read/write speeds of up to 2,200/2,000MB/s1, A2000 delivers 3x the performance of a SATA SSD with quicker loading times, less power consumption and lower heat. A2000 SSD is designed for the entry-level user, purpose-built system manufacturer, DIY system builder and those seeking to upgrade their PC. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in an Ultrabook or a small-form-factor PC (SFF PC) system.
3521241.jpgAvailable in capacities from 250GB–1TB to meet your system’s needs. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit XTS-AES hardware-based encryption, and allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. A2000 also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

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19 Comments
Nice one @Brutes NVMe SSD with DRAM
Nice, a pound or so cheaper than it was from CCL the other week. Got one for my second rig

Think I need to do some tweaking though because since fitting, my system boots like a dog...

Heated OP!
Waiting for a 1TB one of these to turn up, to fit into a PCIE-16 cradle.
slipd08/08/2020 10:19

Nice, a pound or so cheaper than it was from CCL the other week. Got one …Nice, a pound or so cheaper than it was from CCL the other week. Got one for my second rig Think I need to do some tweaking though because since fitting, my system boots like a dog...Heated OP!


Thanks, Nice to hear that If you could then please provide us some feedback (Benchmark etc.) that would help the community. Cheers.
Nice one. Just got a new PC this week that has a M.2 slot, so I've grabbed one of these.
Thanks ordered
apur3208/08/2020 10:18

Nice one @Brutes NVMe SSD with DRAM


Interesting to know that, I wonder how it compares to an SSD without DRAM but is faster? - I reckon although the headline speeds of this drive look slower than many nvme drives, the DRAM may make it better for some users.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 8th Aug
spannerzone08/08/2020 11:00

Interesting to know that, I wonder how it compares to an SSD without DRAM …Interesting to know that, I wonder how it compares to an SSD without DRAM but is faster? - I reckon although the headline speeds of this drive look slower than many nvme drives, the DRAM may make it better for some users.


HI @spannerzone , Hope you are well. Personally, it doesn't affect me with DRAM cache and level of cells as I do notice very minimal performance difference on what I use my PC for. As some comments target about these 2 terms, thought to include So that power user can give some feedback.
Edited by: "Brutes" 8th Aug
Brutes08/08/2020 11:19

HI @spannerzone , Hope you are well. Personally, it doesn't affect me with …HI @spannerzone , Hope you are well. Personally, it doesn't affect me with DRAM cache and level of cells as I do notice very minimal performance difference on what I use my PC for. As some comments target about these 2 terms, thought to include.


Hello @Brutes - doing well thanks and hope you are too..I think this drive looks like a half decent one given the price, the size would be fine for many average users and the dram is never a bad thing. Prices are coming down again
500gb can be had for £56.99 which imo is the best bang for buck, it should also be a lot faster
Edited by: "yoyo59" 8th Aug
yoyo5908/08/2020 12:03

500gb can be had for £56.99 which imo is the best bang for buck, it should …500gb can be had for £56.99 which imo is the best bang for buck, it should also be a lot faster


This is the one I bought last night from Amazon, same price, for my first gaming rig build.
slipd08/08/2020 10:19

Think I need to do some tweaking though because since fitting, my system …Think I need to do some tweaking though because since fitting, my system boots like a dog..


What sort of tweeking, may I ask?

I've read a lot of comments about NVMe drives (no personal experience). It's said that real world improvements over SATA SSD are marginal and most notable when moving large files, so maybe most suitable for a scratch disk for video editing than your boot drive. I was wondering if you have any thought on this?

Sometimes it takes a while after a new technology goes mainstream for the equipment manufacturers to adapt to make the most of the tech - perhaps in a generation or two there will be a clear advantage of NVMe obvious in the real world.
spannerzone08/08/2020 11:30

This gets a fairly decent review on Tom's …This gets a fairly decent review on Tom's Hardwarehttps://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/kingston-a2000-m2-nvme-ssd



Thanks. There's a notable improvement in some benchmarks going from 250GB to 500GB, and a less dramatic but still clear improvement going from 500GB to 1TB
slipd08/08/2020 10:19

Nice, a pound or so cheaper than it was from CCL the other week. Got one …Nice, a pound or so cheaper than it was from CCL the other week. Got one for my second rig Think I need to do some tweaking though because since fitting, my system boots like a dog...Heated OP!



I was reading that Kingston released a firmware update for the A2000, as the initial one had a bug that slowed it down.
Brutes08/08/2020 10:30

Thanks, Nice to hear that If you could then please provide us some …Thanks, Nice to hear that If you could then please provide us some feedback (Benchmark etc.) that would help the community. Cheers.


Only thing I have on that machine at the moment is HD Tune, probably not the best indicator I know...

See:

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Edited by: "slipd" 8th Aug
Raspberry08/08/2020 12:52

What sort of tweeking, may I ask?I've read a lot of comments about NVMe …What sort of tweeking, may I ask?I've read a lot of comments about NVMe drives (no personal experience). It's said that real world improvements over SATA SSD are marginal and most notable when moving large files, so maybe most suitable for a scratch disk for video editing than your boot drive. I was wondering if you have any thought on this?Sometimes it takes a while after a new technology goes mainstream for the equipment manufacturers to adapt to make the most of the tech - perhaps in a generation or two there will be a clear advantage of NVMe obvious in the real world.


Likely motherboard related issues. I have my NVMe in a fairly old A320 - and bios features are severely lacking. Normal booting probably takes longer with this drive than I does with my 10 year old i5 2500K/Evo 850 SSD setup

I have got the option to Fast boot/Ultra fast boot, which I still haven't properly played about with.

I'm also having issues booting optical/NVMe together atm, I can only use one or the other... I suspect my issues are more mobo than the NVMe tbh.
jakeblade08/08/2020 14:31

I was reading that Kingston released a firmware update for the A2000, as …I was reading that Kingston released a firmware update for the A2000, as the initial one had a bug that slowed it down.


Just checked with their SSD update manager app and it looks like mine is up to date.
slipd08/08/2020 18:32

Just checked with their SSD update manager app and it looks like mine is …Just checked with their SSD update manager app and it looks like mine is up to date.


Mine arrived today.

Installed into the PCIe socket using a NVMe - PCIe caddy.

This is what I get:

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(Mine’s the 1TB version).
Edited by: "jakeblade" 9th Aug
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