Average Bench: 57.8% (552nd of 869)

more Based on 46,460 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 70.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 40.8%. 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 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 46,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
166 Read 413 514
131 Write 190 244
119 Mixed 231 306
61% 278 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.82 4K Read 19 28.6
25.9 4K Write 70.1 108
6.83 4K Mixed 13.2 20.4
82.8% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 101 216
48.9 DQ Write 149 245
7.28 DQ Mixed 34.2 65.5
51.3% 94.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Read 494
Write 193
Mixed 245
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 13.7
95% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 48.7
66% 118 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 175
Mixed 209
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 11.8
78% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 14.3
DQ Write 60.2
DQ Mixed 13.9
18% 29.5 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 262
Write 196
Mixed 206
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 20.7
75% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 11.5
48% 107 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 261
Write 185
Mixed 206
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 16.8
73% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 51.7
62% 109 MB/s
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Desktop 49%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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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


23 days ago.

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


16 days 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.


7 months ago.

Bye 48€in paris

Very poor

4 years ago.

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6 months ago.

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


1 month ago.

suck it


7 months ago.

Yes, it is slower than the other SSDs and has a worse value rating in Userbenchmark, but it still is cheaper than most other 240gb MLC SSDs (TLC SSDs don't last as long) and is fast enough for everything I need it for


16 months ago.

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

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