Average Bench: 58.6% (606th of 929)

more Based on 51,207 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 41.3% 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 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 40%. 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 93MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 195MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
177 Read 421 512
136 Write 195 263
120 Mixed 238 318
62.6% 285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.51 4K Read 19.3 28.5
27.9 4K Write 71.9 106
6.56 4K Mixed 13.3 20.1
84.3% 34.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 DQ Read 93 217
46.5 DQ Write 147 244
7.5 DQ Mixed 32.5 64.9
49.2% 90.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
163GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 181
Mixed 233
67% 308 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 14.4
95% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 48.9
69% 126 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 477
Write 171
Mixed 233
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 15.2
98% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.3
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 10.4
21% 39.5 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 302
Write 219
Mixed 200
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 15
77% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 11.7
26% 51.3 MB/s
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Approx. $153 @ launch in Nov '12
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $491

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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

7 days ago.

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


Poor

5 months ago.

For an SSD, it's just too slow. These are installed at my workplace, as part of a new system that sync's our workgroup files to each team member's computer. We used to run common files through a network drive, so it was a massive upgrade. But my boot time is still around 30 seconds, compared to 10 for better drives, and the read speed just seems slow compared to the competition.


Very poor

4 years ago.

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Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Poor

21 months ago.

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


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