SamsungMZ-7TE120BW
KingstonSV300S37A/120G

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 179,299 user samples
46,646 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 100GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 20GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 211th / 976
132,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 229GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 34GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 747th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
53.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
458 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+100%
229 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
412 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+235%
123 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+68%
23 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.6 MB/s Faster random write.
+21%
73.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+94%
156 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+55%
29.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
130 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+45%
89.5 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+29%
390 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+222%
152 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+43%
32.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
109 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
373 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+86%
200 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+35%
41 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
177 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+42%
125 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,409,881 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % 1.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+255%
Value
Value For Money
39.6 % 41 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$138 $65 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
65 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
73 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
381 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+96%
194 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+136%
152 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,266 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+86%
679 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
128 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
327 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+238%
96.7 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
300 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+156%
117 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+77%
87.9 MB/s
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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