Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 160,413 user samples
43,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 43GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 248th / 908
117,018 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 29% 90GB free
Poor: 29% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 707th / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
78.2 % Much faster effective speed.
47 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s Much faster read speed.
335 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
316 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
109 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.6 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
19.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.1 MB/s 67.9 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
312 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
144 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
11.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
500 MB/s 503 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
145 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
29.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
80.4 MB/s 103 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
344 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
199 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
18.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,041,768 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % 2.29 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
29.8 % 45.9 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
57 %
Price (score)
$165 $47 Much cheaper.
56 Months Slightly more recent.
64 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
359 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
162 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
236 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
144 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,047 Pts Much stronger server IO.
620 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.9 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
39.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
189 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
65.5 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
146 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
103 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
43.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
21.2 MB/s
120GB 120GB

The 120GB Evo, like its 250GB sibling, features a second level Turbowrite cache (TWC). This 3GB block of high speed SLC memory allows the Evo to write data at 370 MB/s, nearly double its normal rate. When the TWC is full write speeds drop by around 50% but since consumers generally write less than 3GB in a typical write operation, the performance drop will rarely be noticed. On the other hand, in a server environment this sort of performance degradation would be unacceptable. Comparing the 120GB and 250GB Evos shows that they have similar performance profiles. The performance equivalence between the different capacities, coupled with the fact that their prices are almost linear, implies that both capacities represent roughly the same value for money. Within its TWC, the 120GB Evo is capable of chart topping burst IO rates and it sits squarely amongst the best performing 120GB drives. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


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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