Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of its A2000 NVMe™ PCIe SSD in India. The single-sided M.2 drive is Kingston’s next-gen entry-level, consumer NVMe PCIe SSD utilizing 3D NAND. A2000 delivers efficient performance, lower power and lower heat all at a lower price, making it the perfect storage upgrade solution for Ultrabook™ and notebook users. The Kingston A2000 SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB2 capacities at MRPs of INR 8,900, INR 15,900 and INR 31,500 respectively. This product is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

A2000 is an affordable storage solution with impressive read / write speeds up to 2,200 / 2,000MB/s1, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA SSD. It is ideal for entry-level users and DIY system builders who appreciate responsiveness and ultra-fast loading times. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES Hardware-based encryption that allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions including Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. The drive also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

“Kingston is proud to release the next generation of its entry-level NVMe PCIe SSD. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in a Ultrabook or other small form factor system making it the perfect drive for those seeking to upgrade their PC,”

said Kingston. “Plus, with the drive being self-encrypted, users can trust that their data is protected and secure when used with the right TCG Opal 2.0 management solution.” For more information visit

A2000 Features and Specifications:

  • NVMe PCIe performance at a fraction of the cost:A2000 is an affordable solution with impressive read/write speeds up to 2,200/2,000MB/s1.
  • Full-security suite: Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive.
  • Optimal systems: Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems.
  • Multiple capacities: Upgrade your PC with up to 1TB2. • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities2: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
  • NAND: 3D
  • Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write1:
  1. 250GB – up to 2,000/1,100MB/s
  2. 500GB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
  3. 1TB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
  • Random 4K Read/Write1:
  1. 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS
  2. 500GB – up to 180,000/200,000 IOPS
  3. 1TB – up to 250,000/220,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:
  1. 250GB – 150TBW
  2. 500GB – 350TBW
  3. 1TB – 600TBW
  • Power Consumption: .0032W Idle / .08W Avg / 1.7W (MAX) Read / 4.5W (MAX) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Weight:
  1. 250GB – 6.6g
  2. 500GB – 6.8g
  3. 1TB – 6.6g
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz) • MTBF: 2,000,000
  • Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support


Part Number: SA2000M8/250G – SA2000M8/500G – SA2000M8/1000G

Capacity: 250GB A2000 SSD –  500GB A2000 SSD – 1TB A2000 SSD

Kingston Announces Next Gen SSDs At Computex 2019

For over three decades, Kingston, a world leader in memory storage products and technology solutions, continues to develop industry-leading products and technology solutions with great performance, reliability and consistency. This year during Computex, Kingston aims to show high-performance storage products for consumer and enterprise, as well as embedded solutions which power products found in your everyday life. With memory products that empower innovation, Kingston is everywhere with you. The highlighted demo products include:

Next-Generation SSDs for Consumer, Power User and Enterprise

  • KC2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD:Using the latest controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, it offers superior read/write speeds, improving the workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing systems. It also supports end-to-end data protection to ensure the data’s safety.
  • Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs:DC500R is optimized for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimized for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs implement strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable I/O performance and low latencies.
  • A2000 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD:The upcoming SSD features the 4 Channel Gen 3×4 controller and 3D TLC NAND. With build in NVMe driver, it could support various system from Windows to Linux, offering lower power and heat.

A Reliable Business Partner: Kingston IPC Solutions

Meanwhile, Kingston continues to offer rock-solid reliability and maximum performance for SI and IPC system builders. Kingston’s 100% tested products come with full BOM control and Product Change Notification (PCN), meet the strict quality standards and deliver outstanding service to our OEM and industrial clients.

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Build A PC For Gaming And Streaming Under INR 70,000

Are you tired of looking at your friends play all the latest games while you sit by yourself? Do you look up to your favourite streamers and wonder if you have what it takes to be one? Well, we don’t know if you do, but we know one thing for sure. You can build an awesome PC that can let you game and stream by spending as little (or as much, if you want to be a pessimist) as INR 70,000. And we’re here to help you do just that.

CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Price: INR 17900 (Amazon)

For our processor, we are going with the red team’s highly versatile Ryzen 5 2600. Clocked at 3.9 GHz, it comes with 6 cores and 12 threads which play an important role in multi-threaded processes like streaming your pro gameplay. It’s a well balanced CPU and provides amazing value for money at its price point of INR 17900.

Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO VDH
Price: INR 7307 (Amazon)

For the motherboard, we have chosen MSI’s B450M Pro VDH. The B450 chipset lets us overclock our Ryzen 5 2600 for a nice performance bump, and unlike a lot of M series motherboard, it comes with 4 RAM slots instead of 2, which you can use to increase your RAM should you need it in the future.

Graphics Card: ZOTAC Gaming GTX 1660 Ti
Price: INR 25750 (Amazon)

We reviewed the GTX 1660 Ti recently, and it’s the perfect card for 1080p 60 FPS gaming. It’s a decent upgrade over the 1060, and even beats the RX 590 in a lot of benchmarks. Sure, the RX 590 has 8GB VRAM compared to the 1660 Ti’s 6GB, but as we’ve seen in the tests, 6GB is more than enough to handle most of the latest games at high settings.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000MHz (8GB x 2)
Price: INR 7830 (Amazon)

For RAM, we are going with two 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory sticks running at 3000 MHz. It’s affordable, reliable, and as Ryzen processors benefit greatly from faster RAM, these 3000MHz memory modules will help us extract every bit of performance from our 2600 CPU.

Power Supply: DeepCool Aurora DA500 80+ Bronze 500W PSU
Price: INR 3500 (Amazon)

We always recommend going with a PSU that has an 80+ Bronze rating at the very least, as it ensures a steady power supply to your beloved parts and makes sure they don’t get damaged. The recommended power supply for the GTX 1660 Ti is 450W, so we’re going with DeepCool’s Aurora 500W 80+ Bronze PSU.

Storage:240GB WD Green SSD + 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM HDD
Price: INR 2580 (SSD) and INR 3204 (HDD)(Amazon)

Let’s face it people, no modern PC is complete without a SSD. Who wants to wait for 5 minutes for Windows to boot up? So, we’ve chosen a WD Green 240GB SSD for booting, key games and software, while a secondary 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM HDD will take care of more games, movies and, you know, homework. *wink wink*

Cabinet: Corsair Carbide Spec 01 Mid-Tower Cabinet
Price: 2950 (Amazon)

We’ve chosen a Corsair Carbide Spec 01 cabinet to fit in all our components. It’s a mid tower case that comes with a red LED intake fan, and more than enough space to add more fans in case you need them. Also, there’s a window on the side panel, so you can show off your cool hardware whenever your friends come over.

Adding up, the total cost comes up to be about INR 70,900. I know, that’s not exactly under 70,000, but would you let INR 900 give you a sub par gaming experience. Trust me, you wouldn’t. Although, one thing you should note is that you can get better prices too, based on where you live and the corresponding retailers you can buy from.
And should you be inclined, you can even extend your budget upto INR 75000 and get an RTX 2060! But that depends solely on your preferences and budget. This list is just there to provide you a general guideline. For instance, if you want to focus more on just gaming, you can go with the Intel i5 9400F too and a B360 motherboard too, and bring the budget down.

Intel 9400F Price: INR 12,899 (Amazon)
MSI B360M PRO-VD Price: INR 6937 (Amazon)

Let us know what you think about the build in the comments! And if you think there’s a better deal on the products you saw here, feel free to share that too!

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