Average Bench: 47.5% (650th of 850)

Based on 56,381 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A120G, KINGSTON SV300S37A12, KINGSTON SV300S37A120G, KINGSTON SV300S3, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

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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Below average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB averaged 52.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 62.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
137 Read 343 502
78.7 Write 110 144
87.5 Mixed 145 199
43.4% 199 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 20 29.9
26.3 4K Write 67.6 106
6.75 4K Mixed 11.7 18
81% 33.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 DQ Read 62.8 149
49.6 DQ Write 101 143
6.6 DQ Mixed 21.3 38.7
33.1% 61.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
101GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 154
Mixed 234
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 15.4
67% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 44.8
DQ Mixed 11.2
15% 26.1 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 75.1
Mixed 113
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 9.28
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 3.94
43% 19.5 MB/s
DQ Read 76.5
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 18.9
34% 66.2 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.7
Write 69.9
Mixed 71.5
16% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.76
4K Write 6.21
4K Mixed 4.66
20% 5.88 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow V300 120GB Builds (Compare 8,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $596

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 Comments

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

A cost-effective way to revive your computer...

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1 month ago.

Better than my hard drive

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slow ssd. but it's super cheap—Sep '14

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Kingston wins the bait & switch sleezebag trophy with this one—Sep '15


Terrible

3 years ago.


Good

9 days ago.

This is perfect. Just perfect.


Liked

23 days ago.

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The devices s/n 501 to 504 were performing way better than what Kingston is offering now with the s/n 506 and up. This marketing idea of starting with a good product, get good press and then keep only the case is bad. Do not buy Kingston.—Sep '14


Good

15 days ago.

It gave new live to my old laptop. For a very convenient price. Maybe is not the best SSD, but it is cheap and fits well to my needs.


Good

22 days ago.

Perfect SSD for upgrading 5 years laptop. Super cheap.


Below average

15 months ago.

Poor performance when compared with other SSDs at the same price and capacity.


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