Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 146,439 user samples
117,018 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 90GB free
Poor: 29% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 707th / 908
29,421 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 12GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
47 % 91.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
335 MB/s 490 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s 388 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
19.5 MB/s 37.3 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
67.9 MB/s 73.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s 391 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
11.6 MB/s 30.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
503 MB/s 518 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s 416 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.1 MB/s 46.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s +1% 102 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s 420 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18.2 MB/s 45 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,041,768 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.29 % Hugely higher market share.
0.67 %
Value For Money
45.9 % 51.1 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 75 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$47 Much cheaper.
64 Months 39 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
162 MB/s 368 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
144 MB/s 278 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
620 Pts 1,140 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
39.4 MB/s 112 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
65.5 MB/s 179 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
103 MB/s 170 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.2 MB/s 61.1 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
120GB 120GB

The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate relative weakness in their write speeds. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 497/166 MBps and 4k burst read/write speeds of 30/97 MBps the 120GB V300 is amongst the slower SSDs I have seen. A concern I have with this drive is the relatively slow real world speeds our users have experienced. Most drives have average throughput rates that are around 75% of peak. Both this and the 240GB V300s, based on 130 samples, are averaging sequential read rates of around 240 MBps which is less than 50% of peak. It's not all bad news though because the V300's are priced extremely aggressively and as a result still offer decent value for money. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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