Average Bench: 63.5% (683rd of 1011)

more Based on 91,218 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A240G, KINGSTON SV300S37A240G, KINGSTON SV300S37A24, KINGSTON SV300S3, KINGSTON SV300S3240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

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]


Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 36.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 148MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 46.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 131MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 209MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 91,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 278 392
144 Write 209 265
133 Mixed 216 273
75.1 SusWrite 131 188
46.6% 209 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.7 4K Read 23.7 32.4
31.5 4K Write 79.4 113
15.7 4K Mixed 32.5 43.5
120% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.4 DQ Read 154 264
80.7 DQ Write 188 254
34.1 DQ Mixed 148 213
118% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 149 153 138 144 159 MB/s
Read 303
Write 241
Mixed 261
SusWrite 147
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 47.5
156% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 185
147% 205 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 118 128 110 117 MB/s
Read 400
Write 207
Mixed 260
SusWrite 125
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 37.1
132% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 185
148% 208 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 164 128 145 145 139 MB/s
Read 358
Write 251
Mixed 264
SusWrite 140
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 36.7
129% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 175
145% 207 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 101 112 109 113 140 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 193
Mixed 154
SusWrite 114
32% 138 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 32.7
138% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 139
113% 160 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 59 80 113 39 44 MB/s
Read 221
Write 186
Mixed 188
SusWrite 72.9
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 25.1
86% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 143
114% 158 MB/s
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

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Notice the inconsistent results. Kingston initially released the V300 series with better performing synchronous NAND and then switched to asynchronous NAND without informing customers. You will most likely get the lesser quality components if you buy this now. Research this drive carefully before purchasing.—Sep '14


1 month ago.

For an SSD, it's just too slow. These are installed at my workplace, as part of a new system that sync's our workgroup files to each team member's computer. We used to run common files through a network drive, so it was a massive upgrade. But my boot time is still around 30 seconds, compared to 10 for better drives, and the read speed just seems slow compared to the competition.


6 months ago.

Dead in a year with not minimal writes and full of SATA downshift errors


2 years ago.

Its just bad as it can get...should go for Samsung :/

Very poor

5 years ago.

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1 month ago.

Its slow for an ssd but still crushes hard drives in performance


3 years ago.

Better than nothing they said. Not gonna keep for long, promise.

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