Average Bench: 57% (627th of 921)

more Based on 54,155 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]

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Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 43.0% 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 70.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 39.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 96.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 54,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
165 Read 405 512
136 Write 190 245
119 Mixed 229 308
60.4% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.59 4K Read 18.7 27.7
30.9 4K Write 70.1 107
6.56 4K Mixed 12.8 19.5
81.9% 33.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 DQ Read 96.1 216
46.4 DQ Write 145 237
6.89 DQ Mixed 32.1 65.6
49.1% 91.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 216
Mixed 305
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 16
122% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 12.7
49% 101 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 237
Mixed 298
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 16.5
97% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 76.3
103% 187 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 188
Mixed 248
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 10.7
49% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 45.3
51% 86.6 MB/s
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Approx. $153 @ launch in Nov '12
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Desktop 49%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $506

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

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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


Good

3 months ago.

R. 1094 MB/s - W. 903 MB/s Not bad at all.


Poor

3 months ago.

For an SSD, it's just too slow. These are installed at my workplace, as part of a new system that sync's our workgroup files to each team member's computer. We used to run common files through a network drive, so it was a massive upgrade. But my boot time is still around 30 seconds, compared to 10 for better drives, and the read speed just seems slow compared to the competition.


Very poor

4 years ago.

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Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Yes, it is slower than the other SSDs and has a worse value rating in Userbenchmark, but it still is cheaper than most other 240gb MLC SSDs (TLC SSDs don't last as long) and is fast enough for everything I need it for


Poor

19 months ago.

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


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