Average Bench: 56.9% (546th of 850)

more Based on 26,873 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 43.0% 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 70MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 42.7%. 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 93.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26,873 samples)
Min Avg Max
163 Read 404 514
134 Write 190 240
112 Mixed 227 307
60.1% 274 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.14 4K Read 19 29.3
30.6 4K Write 70 111
6.28 4K Mixed 12.8 20.2
82.2% 33.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 DQ Read 93.5 212
50.7 DQ Write 145 243
6.58 DQ Mixed 32 65.3
48.8% 90.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 512
Write 252
Mixed 343
81% 369 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 15.2
109% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 91.5
DQ Mixed 10
22% 44.1 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 520ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 492
Write 184
Mixed 290
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 11.7
83% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 53.1
85% 164 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 60AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 193
Mixed 270
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 12.4
88% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 79.7
DQ Mixed 9.72
20% 39 MB/s
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop 76%
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $139

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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

Very poor

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Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results

Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results


1 day ago.

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


19 days 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


1 month ago.

Bye 48€in paris


1 month ago.

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

Very poor

14 months ago.

Slow SSD Simulator: VR edition


8 months ago.

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

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