OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116
KingstonSV300S37A/120G
 $116 

Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 362,303 user samples
18,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 36GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 685th / 1058
343,513 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 112GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 859th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.3 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
52.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
380 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+67%
228 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
123 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.5 MB/s +3% 71.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
154 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+11%
29.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
121 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+38%
87.6 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
384 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
153 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+11%
31.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s +3% 106 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
214 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
200 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.2 MB/s +1% 40.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
139 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
124 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,317,496 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,000%
Value
Value For Money
4.49 % 5.01 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$116 $73 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
124 Months 104 Months More recent.
+16%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s 194 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s +3% 152 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
691 Pts +3% 674 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
162 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
127 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
171 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+76%
97.4 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
136 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+16%
117 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
133 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
89.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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