Average Bench: 63.1% (584th of 956)

more Based on 58,055 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]


Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 36.9% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 46.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 206MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 58,055 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 275 386
133 Write 206 265
142 Mixed 215 275
79.1 SusWrite 135 190
46.5% 208 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 23.9 32.7
29.9 4K Write 77.2 115
16.7 4K Mixed 32.1 44.3
118% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 DQ Read 151 264
70 DQ Write 181 253
32.2 DQ Mixed 143 217
114% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 150 155 114 143 121 MB/s
Read 339
Write 262
Mixed 257
SusWrite 140
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42.2
156% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 94.5
110% 187 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 119 73 106 133 152 MB/s
Read 281
Write 218
Mixed 198
SusWrite 114
45% 203 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.8
153% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 207
156% 208 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 140 155 175 175 169 MB/s
Read 363
Write 198
Mixed 259
SusWrite 161
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 29
126% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 190
155% 219 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 143 137 129 139 123 MB/s
Read 302
Write 186
Mixed 227
SusWrite 134
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 30.9
122% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 166
131% 180 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 161 162 170 148 MB/s
Read 279
Write 248
Mixed 263
SusWrite 164
54% 238 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 30
94% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 150
117% 160 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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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


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7 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

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13 months ago.

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


23 months ago.

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

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