Average Bench: 57.1% (541st of 848)

more Based on 22,697 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A240G, KINGSTON SV300S37A240G, KINGSTON SV300S37A24, KINGSTON SV300S3, KINGSTON SV300S3240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen before with other Sandforce based SSDs. A side-by-side comparison with the HyperX shows that the two drives have a near identical performance profile which is more than a little disappointing given that the V300 is 16 months newer. With a sequential write speed of just 280 MB/s the V300 lags the group leaders by 62%, an expected result for a Sandforce based drive. To conclude, Kingston aren't offering anything new with the V300, consequently there are far faster (and cheaper) drives available elsewhere including the excellent Samsung Evo which is the current group leader. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]


Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 42.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 92.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 22,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
164 Read 407 513
132 Write 190 243
118 Mixed 230 311
60.5% 276 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.45 4K Read 19 28.2
29.6 4K Write 70.8 111
6.65 4K Mixed 12.9 19.6
82.7% 34.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 DQ Read 92.9 214
46 DQ Write 144 237
6.79 DQ Mixed 32.8 66.2
48.9% 89.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 192
Mixed 236
67% 307 MB/s
4K Read 7.91
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 12.6
49% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 42.5
65% 120 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 264
Write 173
Mixed 177
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 18.7
84% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 95.8
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 38.3
54% 96.6 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 153
Mixed 130
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 8.6
91% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 20.5
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 6.64
30% 62.4 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 161
Write 158
Mixed 119
32% 146 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 11.7
84% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 39.3
46% 74.3 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 164
Write 195
Mixed 176
40% 178 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 34
4K Mixed 11.3
64% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 57.7
DQ Mixed 11.1
17% 32 MB/s
22,697 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,717 SSDs tested.


EbayUS $88.491 min ago.
AmazonUS $89.9812 mins ago.
NeweggUS $94.9936 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $98.402 days ago.
BHPhotoUS $109.0014 hrs ago.
Send price feedback
Typical SSDNow V300 240GB Builds (Compare 7,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $963

Popular SSDNow V300 240GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]


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

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

Added 3 years ago.

Disliked (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.


Notice the inconsistent results. Kingston initially released the V300 series with better performing synchronous NAND and then switched to asynchronous NAND without informing customers. You will most likely get the lesser quality components if you buy this now. Research this drive carefully before purchasing.—Sep '14

Very poor

3 years ago.

Review  www.pureoverclock.com/...

Image  www.pureoverclock.com/...
Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results

Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results


10 days ago.

Kingston SSDNow V300 bait and switch: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184253-ssd-shadiness-kingston-and-pny-caught-bait-and-switching-cheaper-components-after-good-reviews


2 months ago.

Bye 48€in paris


22 days ago.

Its just bad as it can get...should go for Samsung :/


1 month ago.


Very poor

12 months ago.

Slow SSD Simulator: VR edition


7 months ago.

Better than nothing they said. Not gonna keep for long, promise.

848 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $106
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $217Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $219Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $122SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $137SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback