IntelSSDSC2CT120A3
KingstonSV300S37A/120G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Flash: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2012.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 355,304 user samples
11,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 692nd / 1058
343,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 859th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
52.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
384 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+68%
228 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
123 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
71.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
154 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+10%
29.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+27%
87.6 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
446 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
384 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s 153 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+12%
31.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s +4% 106 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s 200 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.8 MB/s 40.9 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
124 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,319,839 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,000%
Value
Value For Money
5.62 % Better value.
+12%
5.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$85 $73 Cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
112 Months 104 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
200 MB/s +3% 194 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
141 MB/s 152 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
688 Pts +2% 674 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+29%
127 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
182 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+87%
97.4 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
117 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
142 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+58%
89.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a performance profile that struggles with incompressible data and favours reading over writing. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 514/138 and 414/122 the Intel 330 is unable to compete in today's market and falls over 50% short of the group leaders which manage peak sequential read/write speeds in the 500/300 MB/s region. Small file 4K peak and average speeds are better and clocked in at 32/89 and 24/63 MB/s which is 10% below the group leaders. Overall the 330 has an effective speed of 370 MB/s which makes it one of the slowest 128GB SSDs I have seen to date. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate relative weakness in their write speeds. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 497/166 MBps and 4k burst read/write speeds of 30/97 MBps the 120GB V300 is amongst the slower SSDs I have seen. A concern I have with this drive is the relatively slow real world speeds our users have experienced. Most drives have average throughput rates that are around 75% of peak. Both this and the 240GB V300s, based on 130 samples, are averaging sequential read rates of around 240 MBps which is less than 50% of peak. It's not all bad news though because the V300's are priced extremely aggressively and as a result still offer decent value for money. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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