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Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD Review (1TB) – High Speed & Capacity at Under $99

REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS

The Kingston A2000 NVMe M.2 SSD seems to be firing on all cylinders.  First off, it performs at above 2GB/s read and write which is something we should elaborate on.  Kingston is the first to state that this is an entry level SSD. If you are going to be needing an SSD for faster business and enthusiast tasks, check out the Kingston KC2000 SSD.  The key here is speed.  I have been in the SSD business since day one and have no problem stating that, as long as you are using this SSD for typical PC user activities, there isn’t a person on earth that can differentiate between this and the best SSD on the market…when it comes to visible performance.  

So let’s add to that.  Capacities reach 1TB and MSRP pricing for this capacity is suggested at $99. There is a 5-year warranty and a card with a serial number to download a free full version of Acronis True Image HD software…which in itself runs for $59.  This SSD is firing on all cylinders.

The only question that remains… What are you waiting for?

Check Kingston A2000 Pricing on Amazon.

 

 

 

Kingston A2000 Ratings

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5-Year Warranty
Price and Availability
Included Migration Software

Amazing Value

The Kingston A2000 hits 2GB/s and capacities up to 1TB at a very low price point, with a 5-year warranty and included migration software.

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User Rating: 5 ( 3 votes)

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Les, this is a nice review, and the price is unbelievable! However, could you please continue to include the Real World File Transfer Comparison with your reviews? It may be nitpicking, but I like seeing that included. Thanks for introducing us to this excellent SSD!

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Thanks for the review! I may buy one or two of these.

From what I can tell the version of Acronis that Kingston gives you for a download is 3 years old, maybe more. I may be wrong, but their download page points to a version that was around in 2016. If that’s the case then you do not get a free copy of software that is worth $59. This drive may still be worth $99, but please try to find out if it does indeed ship with software that retails for $59.

LaszloK
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LaszloK

can you tell us what’s the max temp it reaches?
also, does it have any monitoring SW?

Bibbit
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Bibbit

I contacted Kingston and was told the A2000 does not come with Acronis.

Hi Bibbit,

Only drives purchased together with bundle kits receive Acronis download keys. This drive does not come with a bundle kit. You can use the free software download Macrium Reflect. I have provided the link below.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Thank you for selecting Kingston Technology.

William
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William

I bought this SSD and yes, I did get a key for Acronis which I could download from Kingston’s website. I don’t know if it’s a regional thing or not, but in Sweden it does come with Acronis.

Erik
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Erik

What retailer in Sweden?

Jules
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Jules

I bought a new 1TB A2000 SSD in the UK from an eBay reseller, a code for Acronis was included with the drive.

Chris
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Chris

I’ve got Corsair MP510 240GB PCIe x4 NVMe as my primary system drive, time came to expand so I want to buy Kingston 1TB M.2 A2000 NVMe PCIe x4 but in my mobo specification second m.2 slot is x2. What would be smart? Leave it be – using MP510 as system and A2000 at half speed or maybe configure RAID (which one?) I’ll just say I’m a casual user but wolud like to do this as best as I can. (MOBO -Aorus b450 elite). Thanks guys

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An x2 interface will work just fine. You’ll not get the full speed of the SSD, in particular, the sequential speeds will be down, but it should work.