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Kingston A2000 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD $124 ($120.90 with eBay Plus) Delivered @ gg.tech365 eBay

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Low price on this M.2 NVMe SSD that looks to be the cheapest it's ever been (with delivery included) shared on OzBargain. It offers good performance and has DRAM cache, so it's a good buy if you're shopping on a budget.

Edit: Link updated with different listing from sale seller with stock available.

The Kingston A2000 1TB 2200MB/s 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD is an affordable storage solution with impressive performance. With TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions, 3D NAND, XTS-AES 256-bit Encryption, the built-in eDrive support and Backed with 5 Years Warranty.

  • Capacity: 1TB
  • PCIe Generation: PCIe Gen 3
  • Read Speed (MB/s): 2200MB/s
  • Write Speed (MB/s): 2000MB/s
  • 4KB Random Read (IOPS): 250000IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write (IOPS): 220000IOPS
  • Terrabytes Written: 600TBW
  • Interface: NVMe
  • Form Factor: M.2 (2280)

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Comments

  • +2 votes

    Looking for 2TB version

  • +1 vote

    I bought this for $135 last month from Amazon to use it as my main drive. This is one of the best nvme's out there for this price point.

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      Same I still haven’t installed it yet lol

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        Same at $134. Pig of a job to initialise without an enclosure though so I could load a clean windows install onto it. Didn't even entertain the idea of copying across!

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    Thanks, been meaning to upgrade from my 256GB SSD for more space for a while now.

  • +2 votes

    This or the Samsung 980 for $156 :)

    Was tossing up which one to get all evening but decided on going the A2000. Great price.

    • +11 votes

      Here's a comparison. TL;DR:

      • Random read: Samsung 6% better
      • Random write: Kingston 2% better
      • Sequential read: Samsung 41% better
      • Sequential write: Samsung 37% better
      • Overall performance: Samsung 8% better

      Some other things; A2000 has DRAM, SLC cache sizes are similar and Samsung does better on thermals. You won't go wrong with either option but you need to weigh up if some slightly better performance & thermals (+any intangible benefit you derive from having a newer Samsung drive) is worth $35. I am stingy so I'm going with A2000.

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    I just bought an Asus Zephyrus G14 today. Would this be good for the spare slot?

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    Compatible with ps5 you reckon?

    • +2 votes

      Negative

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    Is there a compatible SATA III 2.5-Inch case/enclosure for this ssd drive?

    • +2 votes

      This is in m.2 form factor and 2.5" is a completely diff form factor.

      You're after nvme enclosures anywhere from $30-50. Any of them will do, some comes with heatsinks. Some are toolless (no screwdriver needed) Type in nvme enclosure into Amazon. Any of them will work.

      You should also look for one with USB 3.1 gen 2 with 10gbps transfer speed. It's the fastest USB speeds out there (unless you want to go thunderbolt $$$, in which case the enclosure will cost more than this drive) but still only half of the max this drive can do (if you're putting it in an enclosure you're leaving performance on the table, unavoidable fact unless you're in a thunderbolt enclosure).

      Don't forget to get a compatible type C usb3.1gen 2 cable as well and ensure your comp has usb3.1 gen 2 ports as well if you're aiming to get those speeds. Speed is limited by the slowest link.

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      This is NVMe, not SATA3.

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    Was watching this for a while, thanks OP :)

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    Is there a way to migrate/copy the whole OS and data from the old ssd to the new one?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, this drive comes with a license for Acronis True Image which can do that.

    • +4 votes

      If possible, try to fresh install the OS.

    • +1 vote

      clonezilla,
      rescurezilla

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      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/570162

      This worked for me aomei backupper. Despite expired the code worked for me barely a month ago. The free version does not work.

      Pls note for OS bootable drives a direct cloning will NOT work. This drove me crazy. Ie only specific function for bootable OS drive and a feature not available on many cloning tools in their free tier.

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    How this vs a 970 EVO?

    Does pcie3 vs 4 matter at all? I remember reading makes no difference

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      970 Evo is also PCI-E 3.0.

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        Samsung 980 nvme is around $140 rn. No DRam though. Should I get this instead?

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          The issue with storage is that you're basically paying 20% more now. Storage is calculated $ per gb.

          I thought the presence of dram makes a big difference?

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    This or Wd blue ?

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    What’s a good enclosure for this one?

    • -1 vote

      Type in nvme enclosure onto Amazon search. Any of them will do but the main difference will either be have heatsink or not, toolless or not, and transfer speeds.

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    Would this be good for gaming?

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      Sure why not.

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      Better than any hard drive possible, that’s for sure.

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    I went to sleep last night thinking I'll buy this in the morning. 7am and it has been OzB'd.
    If anyone finds a similar deal please pm me.

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      Yup I had the same feeling myself. Something I'd need in a few weeks but not now.

    • +2 votes

      If you're in Brisbane or Adelaide, you can pick one up at Umart for $135 otherwise delivery was $8 for me.

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        Still available? Pm me

  • +6 votes

    Looks like it's still available under another listing

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      Thank you! Just bought it. @Clear do you want to update the link and un-expire this deal? it the same seller and everything, just another listing.

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      Thanks so much. Got one. Been waiting for several months now. Thanks

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      Thanks updated.

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    dang, out of stock just as was checking the listing!

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    OOS

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    Just missed out!

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    How do these stack against the Samsung 970 Pros?

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    Is it compatible with ideapad s540? How do one install new Windows with existing Windows license installed on new laptop?

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    I ordered one but the seller said they are out of stock and wanted to replace with this one.
    https://www.flashtrend.com.au/ssd-kingston-nv1-1000gb-pcie-3...
    Do you think it's a fair replacement? Sorry noob here with ssd.

    They are saying it's end of life. Is it BS?

    • +2 votes

      The Kingston NV1 is a new release and expected to replace the Kingston A2000, BUT the NV1 is actually a downgrade as it's DRAMless (no cache), less write endurance and the warranty has been reduced from 5 years to 3 years.

      Kingston have reduced their costs by doing this and the end consumer suffers from it. It's not a worthy replacement for the same price. Shopping Express should be providing a lower price.

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        Thank you. It is clear to me now.

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        Hey Clear, thanks for the clarification on the difference between the two ssds. Do you mind explaining this? The SN550 seems to have SRAM which seems to be similar to DRAM, since DRAM is good for ssds as boot drive, would you say SRAM is the same(particularly for boot drives and games)? Why do people prefer the Kingston A2000 instead? TIA :)

        • +2 votes

          SRAM or SLC cache will result in a bigger performance hit when that cache is exhausted. Anything doing excessive writes like transferring files will cause that cache to be temporarily exhausted and the speeds will drop. Some SSDs might drop to 500MB/s which is the same as a SATA SSD, while others could drop down to 100MB/s like a HDD.

          An SSD like the Kingston A2000 has a dedicated DRAM chip(s) in addition to the SLC cache and this allows it to have sustained/random writes for a lot longer than a DRAMless SSD.

          A WD Blue SN550 1TB has about 15GB of SLC cache without DRAM. The Kingston A2000 1TB has a single 1GB DDR3L-1866 DRAM chip with 147GB of SLC cache.

          • +1 vote

            @Clear: That’s extremely clear and helpful (pun intended). Thank you so much :D

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              @Justahappykid: To add onto it. If you're gaming you're likely not going to notice a difference having a DRAMless SSD so if you're able to pick one up cheaper than a DRAM SSD then go for it.

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                @Clear: Yeap, seems like a dramless SSD might be sufficient for me so I’m gonna go with that since the A2000 is not being produced anymore :) Thanks again for the advice :D