Average Bench: 58.2% (538th of 862)

more Based on 39,765 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 41.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 422MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 40.7%. 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 96.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,765 samples)
Min Avg Max
181 Read 422 514
129 Write 192 242
128 Mixed 235 308
62.1% 283 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.48 4K Read 19 28.5
25.3 4K Write 71.1 112
6.89 4K Mixed 13.1 19.7
83.1% 34.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 96.3 216
48.4 DQ Write 148 247
7.73 DQ Mixed 33.9 65.2
50.4% 92.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 222
Mixed 267
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 12.2
74% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.5
DQ Write 83.7
DQ Mixed 12
22% 41.7 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 240
Write 178
Mixed 226
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 11.8
60% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 9.27
43% 97.5 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 145
Mixed 107
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 7.51
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 7.14
46% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 57.2
DQ Mixed 7.14
14% 27.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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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

2 months ago.

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


Good

6 months 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


Good

5 months ago.

Bye 48€in paris


Very poor

3 years ago.

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Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

14 months ago.

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


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