Average Bench: 57.6% - 503rd / 814

more Based on 18,027 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 42.4% 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 69.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.4MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 43.6%. 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 99.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 192MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,027 samples)
Min Avg Max
165 Read 403 512
134 Write 192 253
115 Mixed 231 312
60.6% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.21 4K Read 19.4 29.3
26.9 4K Write 69.3 110
7.32 4K Mixed 13.4 20.4
83.2% 34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 DQ Read 99.3 215
51 DQ Write 148 249
7.82 DQ Mixed 35.1 66.8
51.4% 94.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: 520ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 509
Write 237
Mixed 320
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 13.7
90% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 75.4
68% 97.1 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 182
Write 129
Mixed 99.8
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 11.3
90% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 39.9
60% 112 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 191
Write 164
Mixed 162
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 12.8
78% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 71.7
DQ Mixed 13.8
21% 37.1 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 521A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 158
Write 139
Mixed 121
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 8.95
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 7.15
44% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 68.1
DQ Write 95.4
DQ Mixed 31.5
38% 65 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 1,917,497 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 75%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $932

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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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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


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

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