Average Bench: 64% (742nd of 1058)

more Based on 163,267 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 35.9% 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 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 45.1%. 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 135MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 209MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 163,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 284 393
143 Write 209 265
138 Mixed 220 278
79.6 SusWrite 135 194
47.4% 212 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.1 4K Read 23.9 33
32.5 4K Write 77.4 110
16.8 4K Mixed 32.6 44
119% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 DQ Read 162 264
74 DQ Write 188 253
36.2 DQ Mixed 154 213
122% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 207 141 182 215 189 MB/s
Read 354
Write 288
Mixed 305
SusWrite 188
64% 283 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 37.9
147% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 211
161% 220 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 180 129 175 185 173 MB/s
Read 280
Write 262
Mixed 252
SusWrite 171
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 37.5
139% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 180
152% 219 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 166 146 164 170 169 MB/s
Read 230
Write 234
Mixed 211
SusWrite 163
47% 210 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 27.9
96% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 174
133% 180 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 58 56 70 54 47 MB/s
Read 92
Write 166
Mixed 134
SusWrite 69.5
26% 115 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 24.1
78% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 24.8
DQ Write 76.1
DQ Mixed 19.9
24% 40.3 MB/s
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2 years ago.


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


23 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.


2 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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

Very poor

7 years ago.

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23 months ago.

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


5 years ago.

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

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