KingstonSV300S37A/120G
SamsungMZ-7KE128BW

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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,301 user samples
132,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 34GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 747th / 976
7,648 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 65GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
53.6 % 99.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+85%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
229 MB/s 471 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+106%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 398 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+224%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23 MB/s 31.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+39%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.8 MB/s 91.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+23%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s 298 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+91%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.4 MB/s 39.6 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+35%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
89.5 MB/s 341 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+281%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
390 MB/s 516 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+32%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
152 MB/s 482 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+217%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s 38.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+19%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 128 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
200 MB/s 358 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+79%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41 MB/s 48.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
125 MB/s 466 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+273%
Market Share
Based on 10,409,881 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,570%
0.1 %
Value
Value For Money
41 % Slightly better value.
+11%
37.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 63 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$65 Much cheaper.
+64%
$180
Age
Newest
73 Months 53 Months More recent.
+27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s 388 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+100%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
152 MB/s 352 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+132%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
679 Pts 1,263 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+86%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
128 MB/s 332 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+159%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
96.7 MB/s 340 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+252%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
117 MB/s 299 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+156%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
87.9 MB/s 276 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+214%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 128GB
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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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