TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD A2000 with 250GB (SA2000M8/250G) from Kingston.
Score
2830
Price/GB
0,35 €


Technical data
Image A2000
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SA2000M8/250G
Storage capacity 250 GB (233 GiB)
Read speed 2000 MB/s
Write speed 1000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 150 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263EN
Price ca. 88 USD (= 0,35 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
59 %
Write speed
47 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 2830 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
1922,73 MB/s
1183,07 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
64,45 MB/s
157,48 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
774,68 MB/s
1011,45 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,024 ms
0,144 ms
Score
1031
1287
Total score
2830

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of January 21, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1322,27 MB/s
1,74 s
Program
many small files
1089,85 MB/s
6,46 s
Game
small and large files
1156,86 MB/s
5,97 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Kingston SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 2000MB/s and 1000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2047,44
1240,43
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1791,95
1247,30
RND4K
Q32T16
851,35
1053,94
RND4K
Q1T1
69,51
183,79

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.952,60
1.183,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.708,90
1.189,50
RND4K
Q32T16
207.848,00
257.310,00
RND4K
Q1T1
16.971,20
44.869,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.093,86
6.746,57
SEQ1M
Q1T1
584,86
840,23
RND4K
Q32T16
2.459,40
1.987,85
RND4K
Q1T1
58,78
22,16

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Kingston M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Kingston M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Kingston A2000 250GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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