KingstonSV300S37A/240G
KingstonSH100S3/240G

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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,833 user samples
153,476 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 65GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 40% 14GB free (System drive)
Poor: 40% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 750th / 1058
357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 77GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 511th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
63.4 % 77.6 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
281 MB/s 371 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+32%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
211 MB/s 251 MB/s Faster write speed.
+19%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23.8 MB/s 29.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.5 MB/s 78.8 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
220 MB/s 266 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.1 MB/s 35.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
133 MB/s 190 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+43%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
388 MB/s 440 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
266 MB/s 293 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s 35.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
275 MB/s 295 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44 MB/s +2% 43.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
193 MB/s 215 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 45,276,858 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
13.9 % +3% 13.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$47 Cheaper.
+27%
$65
Age
Newest
104 Months More recent.
+13%
120 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
259 MB/s 306 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+18%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 262 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
895 Pts 994 Pts Stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
215 MB/s 249 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
159 MB/s 268 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+69%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
186 MB/s 212 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+14%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
153 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen before with other Sandforce based SSDs. A side-by-side comparison with the HyperX shows that the two drives have a near identical performance profile which is more than a little disappointing given that the V300 is 16 months newer. With a sequential write speed of just 280 MB/s the V300 lags the group leaders by 62%, an expected result for a Sandforce based drive. To conclude, Kingston aren't offering anything new with the V300, consequently there are far faster (and cheaper) drives available elsewhere including the excellent Samsung Evo which is the current group leader. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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