KingstonSV300S37A/120G
SamsungMZ-75E120B

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 127,525 user samples
99,989 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 33GB free
Poor: 30% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 670th / 873
27,536 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 28GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
47.4 % -99% 94.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+99%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
337 MB/s -45% 490 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+45%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s -254% 386 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+254%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
19.5 MB/s -95% 38.1 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+95%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.1 MB/s -12% 77.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+12%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s -171% 390 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+171%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
11.8 MB/s -175% 32.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+175%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
503 MB/s -3% 518 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s -193% 416 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+193%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.9 MB/s -58% 47.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+58%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s 0% 105 MB/s 0%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s -114% 420 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+114%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.6 MB/s -157% 45.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+157%
Market Share
Based on 5,194,731 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+234%
0.8 % -234%
Value
Value For Money
36.3 % -81% 65.7 % Hugely better value.
+81%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % -32% 75 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$65 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$74 -12%
Age
Newest
62 Months -40% 37 Months Much more recent.
+40%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
157 MB/s -138% 374 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+138%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
144 MB/s -96% 282 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+96%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
616 Pts -88% 1,156 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+88%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
39.2 MB/s -183% 111 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+183%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
66.5 MB/s -210% 206 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+210%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
103 MB/s -82% 187 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+82%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.3 MB/s -208% 65.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+208%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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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]

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