TEST: Kingston A2000 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD A2000 with 500GB (SA2000M8/500G) from Kingston.
Score
2891
Price/GB
0,15 €


Technical data
Image A2000
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SA2000M8/500G
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 2200 MB/s
Write speed 2000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 350 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263EN
Price ca. 75 USD (= 0,15 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
63 %
Write speed
62 %

*) 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 2891 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2045,77 MB/s
1908,35 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
59,83 MB/s
157,41 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
732,96 MB/s
1023,74 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,025 ms
0,140 ms
Score
997
1372
Total score
2891

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 February 11, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1724,38 MB/s
1,33 s
Program
many small files
741,01 MB/s
9,50 s
Game
small and large files
1467,25 MB/s
4,71 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 2200MB/s and 2000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston A2000 500GB

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 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2277,92
2059,17
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1760,83
1952,61
RND4K
Q32T16
805,81
1061,91
RND4K
Q1T1
65,33
174,00

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.172,40
1.963,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.679,30
1.862,20
RND4K
Q32T16
196.732,00
259.256,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.948,50
42.480,50

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.678,21
4.065,14
SEQ1M
Q1T1
595,02
536,56
RND4K
Q32T16
2.599,11
1.972,95
RND4K
Q1T1
62,54
23,35

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 500GB

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 500GB


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