KingstonSV300S37A/120G
HyperXSHSS37A/240G

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 380,971 user samples
343,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 860th / 1058
37,458 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 0GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 150GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 342nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
52.8 % 88.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+67%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
228 MB/s 436 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+91%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 396 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+222%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s 26.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.3 MB/s 78.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
154 MB/s 300 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+95%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.2 MB/s 33.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
87.6 MB/s 320 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+265%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
384 MB/s 508 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+32%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s 492 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+222%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.6 MB/s 31.9 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
106 MB/s 113 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
200 MB/s 357 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+78%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.9 MB/s 42.1 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
124 MB/s 482 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+289%
Market Share
Based on 45,276,228 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+600%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
5.01 % 9.67 % Hugely better value.
+93%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 56 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
+39%
$120
Age
Newest
104 Months 75 Months More recent.
+28%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s 360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+86%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
152 MB/s 369 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+143%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
674 Pts 1,210 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+80%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 183 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
97.4 MB/s 318 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+226%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
117 MB/s 281 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+140%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.8 MB/s 90.1 MB/s +0%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

MORE DETAILS

Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 SSD Rankings.

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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $239Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $299Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $85SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback