Average Bench: 58.1% - 517th / 836

more Based on 19,471 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 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.1MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 42.3%. 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 97.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 194MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,471 samples)
Min Avg Max
172 Read 406 514
134 Write 194 247
126 Mixed 236 313
61.3% 279 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.57 4K Read 20.1 30.1
25.3 4K Write 69.4 110
7.11 4K Mixed 13.6 21
84.6% 34.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 DQ Read 97.1 221
45.4 DQ Write 145 247
7.61 DQ Mixed 34.2 65.4
50.3% 92.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 495
Write 227
Mixed 292
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 12.6
111% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 11.7
25% 49 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 439
Write 188
Mixed 233
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 13.8
99% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.3
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 20.7
30% 52.7 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 234
Mixed 297
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 11.2
69% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 10.4
36% 74.2 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 487
Write 242
Mixed 309
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 11.2
66% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 59.7
DQ Mixed 64.9
42% 47.1 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 79%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $954

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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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