Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00. Flash: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 146,228 user samples
1,010 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 168GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 85GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 355th / 1058
145,218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 39% 137GB free (System drive)
Poor: 39% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 748th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87 % Much faster effective speed.
63.6 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s Much faster read speed.
281 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
211 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25 MB/s +5% 23.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.3 MB/s Faster random write.
77.4 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
301 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
219 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.2 MB/s +2% 32.5 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
298 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
134 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
452 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
391 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
437 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
265 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.4 MB/s 32.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Faster peak random write.
110 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
277 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.9 MB/s 43.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
420 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
188 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 42,054,523 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.29 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
8.75 % 13.9 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price (score)
$67 $47 Cheaper.
80 Months More recent.
101 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
339 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
255 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
374 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
256 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,180 Pts Much stronger server IO.
892 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
274 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
208 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
300 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
156 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
186 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
240 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
150 MB/s
120GB 240GB

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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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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