KingstonSV300S37A/120G
CrucialCT120M500SSD1

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 358,223 user samples
343,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 859th / 1058
14,710 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 48% 9GB free (System drive)
Poor: 48% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 708th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
52.8 % 65.9 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
228 MB/s 404 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+77%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 133 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s 22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.3 MB/s 79 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
154 MB/s 196 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.2 MB/s 30.3 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
87.6 MB/s 104 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
384 MB/s 439 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+14%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
26.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
106 MB/s 110 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
200 MB/s 207 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
36.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
124 MB/s 137 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 45,319,298 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,300%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
5.01 % Much better value.
+38%
3.63 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
+52%
$150
Age
Newest
104 Months 100 Months +4%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s 259 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+34%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
152 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
140 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
674 Pts 757 Pts Stronger server IO.
+12%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 159 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+25%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
97.4 MB/s 241 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+147%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
117 MB/s 126 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.8 MB/s 132 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+47%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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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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The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for typical consumer use than the now nearly three years old M4. There are some cosmetic performance improvements over the M4 but they are purely synthetic. For example, deep queue speeds are significantly improved and the newer M500 handles mixed IO far better. Consumers require decent sequential read/write speeds which average 435/185 MB/s on the M4 vs 395/134 MB/s on the M500! Other manufacturers have come leaps and bounds over the last three years which has raised the performance bar is several notches. In today's market the new M500 simply cannot compete on performance, it doesn't even come close to the likes of the Samsung Evo or OCZ Vector 150. The M500, however, is one of the cheapest mainstream SSDs available at this time but it's easy to justify spending just a little more for a lot more performance. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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