Average Bench: 64.4% (708th of 1037)

more Based on 116,940 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 35.6% 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 43.9%. 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 134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 208MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 116,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.7 Read 282 386
144 Write 208 264
142 Mixed 219 277
83.4 SusWrite 134 193
47.1% 211 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 24 32.7
29.8 4K Write 79.9 112
17.8 4K Mixed 32.8 44.5
121% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 DQ Read 159 261
84 DQ Write 191 256
36.3 DQ Mixed 153 215
121% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 520ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 198 194 193 194 189 MB/s
Read 408
Write 238
Mixed 259
SusWrite 195
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 43.5
153% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 221
168% 228 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 144 149 143 142 143 MB/s
Read 331
Write 203
Mixed 237
SusWrite 143
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 38.1
137% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 168
125% 164 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 130 119 119 131 94 MB/s
Read 344
Write 199
Mixed 211
SusWrite 122
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 32.9
125% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 159
123% 165 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 62 71 72 71 64 MB/s
Read 233
Write 183
Mixed 189
SusWrite 72.4
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 8.4
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 30.3
84% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 99.1
85% 125 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC

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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


11 months 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.


17 months ago.

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

Very poor

6 years ago.

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3 years ago.

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


11 months ago.

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


4 years ago.

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

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