Average Bench: 62.4% (613th of 959)

more Based on 57,920 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 37.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.1MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 129MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 205MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,920 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 279 382
136 Write 205 263
138 Mixed 214 276
73.2 SusWrite 129 187
46.3% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.1 4K Read 23.1 32.3
28.6 4K Write 78.1 114
16.3 4K Mixed 31.6 43.6
117% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 DQ Read 148 253
78.2 DQ Write 183 250
33.9 DQ Mixed 143 211
114% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 133 146 137 142 141 MB/s
Read 369
Write 216
Mixed 226
SusWrite 140
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.2
155% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 149
122% 171 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 164 156 173 183 191 MB/s
Read 270
Write 226
Mixed 234
SusWrite 165
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 27.9
100% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 183
138% 186 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 27 27 28 27 26 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 87
Mixed 46
SusWrite 27
14% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
3% 1.13 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $527

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 Comments

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

9 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.


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Very poor

4 years ago.

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Poor

2 years ago.

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


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