SamsungMZ-7TD120BW
$109
KingstonSV300S37A/120G
 $109 

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 396,447 user samples
53,318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 156GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 88GB free
Poor: 45% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 781st / 1058
343,129 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 60GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 33% 14GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 844th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
60.5 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
54.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
420 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+79%
234 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
110 MB/s 125 MB/s Faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
23.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
67.7 MB/s 73.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
115 MB/s 156 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+36%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18.3 MB/s 29.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+63%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
99.7 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+10%
90.3 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
486 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+20%
406 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
135 MB/s 153 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30 MB/s 32.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 107 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
134 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+51%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.4 MB/s 41.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+93%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
132 MB/s +5% 126 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,279,026 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+486%
Value
Value For Money
4.24 % 5.36 % Better value.
+26%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 53 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$109 $69 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
107 Months 106 Months +1%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
335 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+68%
199 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
129 MB/s 153 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+19%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
863 Pts Stronger server IO.
+26%
688 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.9 MB/s 132 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+159%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
292 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+192%
100 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
103 MB/s 118 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
46.6 MB/s 90.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+95%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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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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