As our headline trumpets, the big news here is a new low in NVMe SSD prices, at 10 cents per gigabyte. The drop comes courtesy of Kingston’s new A2000, which also offers surprisingly good performance the vast majority of the time.
DESIGN AND FEATURES The A2000 is a 2280 (22mm wide, 80mm long) M.2, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe SSD, that’s available in 250GB (currently $40), 500GB (currently $60 on Amazon [go.pcworld.com/ k500]) and 1TB (currently $100 on Amazon [go.pcworld.com/k1tb]) capacities. I must admit I did a double-take when I saw those prices, as they’re considerably lower than those of the Add link S70 (go.pcworld.com/ ad70), which itself set a price record not long ago. Commodity items at last! Mostly: 1TB seems to be the sweet spot in price per gigabyte these days. At the time of this writing, larger capacity 2TB/4TB SSDs, SATA or NVMe, were still in the 20-cent-per-gigabyte range.
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