Average Bench: 51.8% (692nd of 921)

Based on 4,509 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB averaged 48.2% 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 Read Speed 20.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 433MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB is 29.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 16.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 64.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
217 Read 433 512
153 Write 220 285
162 Mixed 240 302
65.5% 298 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11 4K Read 20.7 28.1
10.8 4K Write 16.6 22.2
7.99 4K Mixed 13 18.1
56.8% 16.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 DQ Read 114 212
15.5 DQ Write 64.2 86.2
7.65 DQ Mixed 32.9 52.3
39.5% 70.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 491
Write 237
Mixed 288
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 21.5
4K Mixed 17
71% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 81.2
DQ Mixed 48.7
52% 88.3 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 244
Mixed 281
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 22.8
4K Mixed 16.3
73% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 21.1
DQ Mixed 11.9
12% 20.7 MB/s
182GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 197
Mixed 223
67% 308 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 18.4
4K Mixed 13.4
61% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 78
DQ Mixed 41
35% 48.6 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 326
Write 179
Mixed 186
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 11.4
54% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 17.9
DQ Mixed 11.7
12% 18.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,403,177 SSDs tested.


Approx. $178 @ launch in Nov '12
NeweggUS $1828 months
OutletPCUS $19815 hrs
AmazonUS $3281 day
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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 19,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 75%
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,334

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