Average Bench: 61.7% (687th of 1000)

more Based on 81,659 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 38.3% 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 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 44.1%. 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 203MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 81,659 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.3 Read 270 381
134 Write 203 263
131 Mixed 211 270
75.6 SusWrite 131 180
45.6% 204 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 23.3 32.2
29.2 4K Write 75.2 114
16.7 4K Mixed 31.6 43.2
116% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 DQ Read 147 250
68.3 DQ Write 178 253
32.8 DQ Mixed 143 208
113% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 164 168 160 161 165 MB/s
Read 318
Write 255
Mixed 262
SusWrite 164
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 36.6
114% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 178
143% 198 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 151 149 147 150 152 MB/s
Read 309
Write 199
Mixed 231
SusWrite 148
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 26.6
100% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 159
123% 166 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 120 0.9 0.7 71 148 MB/s
Read 234
Write 198
Mixed 225
SusWrite 81.9
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 32.6
118% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 143
115% 158 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 137 94 90 97 84 MB/s
Read 310
Write 233
Mixed 220
SusWrite 104
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 15.2
4K Mixed 17.1
59% 17.1 MB/s
DQ Read 78.4
DQ Write 46.9
DQ Mixed 53.3
42% 59.5 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 102 107 114 108 98 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 36.2
Mixed 86
SusWrite 106
17% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 11.9
35% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 12
DQ Write 58.2
DQ Mixed 29.7
24% 33.3 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $450

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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


16 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.


18 days ago.

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


22 months ago.

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

Very poor

5 years ago.

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2 years ago.

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

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