Average Bench: 63% (688th of 1011)

more Based on 85,578 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]

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Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 36.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 44.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 133MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 206MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,578 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 276 384
137 Write 206 264
137 Mixed 214 272
77 SusWrite 133 186
46.4% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.1 4K Read 23.6 31.4
28.9 4K Write 77.1 112
16.8 4K Mixed 32.2 43.4
118% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 DQ Read 153 238
63.5 DQ Write 185 256
29.8 DQ Mixed 147 210
117% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 113 124 128 126 124 MB/s
Read 347
Write 215
Mixed 203
SusWrite 123
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 29.8
124% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 173
130% 172 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 135 143 106 129 122 MB/s
Read 288
Write 206
Mixed 229
SusWrite 123
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 33.9
121% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 147
118% 163 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 73 77 87 71 58 MB/s
Read 194
Write 180
Mixed 181
SusWrite 79
36% 159 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 23.8
101% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 151
124% 175 MB/s
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Desktop 46%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

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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


Poor

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.


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Very poor

5 years ago.

Review  www.pureoverclock.com/...

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Poor

3 years ago.

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


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