Average Bench: 57.8% (533rd of 848)

more Based on 21,364 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 42.2% 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 70.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 39.2%. 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 95.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 194MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 21,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Read 408 513
138 Write 194 245
124 Mixed 234 315
61.3% 279 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.56 4K Read 19.4 28.2
28.2 4K Write 70.4 112
7.12 4K Mixed 13.2 20
83.6% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 95.4 215
45.3 DQ Write 145 243
6.9 DQ Mixed 33.4 66
49.6% 91.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 432
Write 192
Mixed 234
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 15.5
83% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 48.4
64% 115 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 486
Write 260
Mixed 341
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 11.5
71% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 18.2
DQ Write 61
DQ Mixed 55.8
38% 45 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 291
Write 170
Mixed 166
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 10.8
75% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 93.8
DQ Mixed 11.7
22% 42.5 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 55%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $959

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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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11 months ago.

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6 months ago.

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

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