Average Bench: 57.3% (551st of 859)

more Based on 32,639 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 42.7% 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 69.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 41.4%. 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 99MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 32,639 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Read 405 511
128 Write 190 243
118 Mixed 229 307
60.3% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.37 4K Read 19.2 28.3
30.9 4K Write 69.5 109
5.68 4K Mixed 13.1 20.2
82.6% 33.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 99 217
42.6 DQ Write 147 243
7.08 DQ Mixed 35.1 68
51.2% 93.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: BBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 483
Write 229
Mixed 288
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 13.2
68% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 50.8
84% 160 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 489
Write 251
Mixed 257
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 12.3
84% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 77.1
DQ Mixed 12.8
21% 38.9 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 489
Write 187
Mixed 233
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 33.6
4K Mixed 13.4
57% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 49.7
53% 87.6 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 251
Write 193
Mixed 203
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 16.7
74% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 7.16
49% 114 MB/s
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2 months ago.


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


18 days ago.

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


4 months 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


3 months ago.

Bye 48€in paris

Very poor

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2 months ago.

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


3 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


12 months ago.

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

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