Kingston Technology's flash memory affiliate Kingston Digital Europe announced it would be shipping the A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD.
According to a Kingston Digital spokesperson, the single-sided M.2 drive is their 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.
A2000 is an affordable storage solution with impressive read/write speeds up to 2,200/2,000MB/s, respectively, thus delivering three times the performance of a SATA SSD. It is ideal for entry-level users and DIY system builders who are looking for 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 Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager at Kingston Technology Europe in a statement to the press. “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.”
A2000 is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support.
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