Average Bench: 64.1% (664th of 1003)

more Based on 84,238 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 151MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 43.1%. 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 134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 206MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 84,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.1 Read 276 401
139 Write 206 263
137 Mixed 216 275
77.1 SusWrite 134 196
46.5% 208 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 24.1 33
35.4 4K Write 79.6 112
18.2 4K Mixed 32.9 44.1
121% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 DQ Read 156 263
78.3 DQ Write 188 255
34.7 DQ Mixed 151 209
119% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 168 165 161 172 168 MB/s
Read 319
Write 263
Mixed 261
SusWrite 170
57% 253 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 41.8
156% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 206
161% 218 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 101 91 103 116 113 MB/s
Read 85
Write 176
Mixed 155
SusWrite 103
30% 130 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 31
140% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 16.1
52% 112 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 91 113 122 117 98 MB/s
Read 215
Write 155
Mixed 207
SusWrite 107
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 27.9
110% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 102
93% 142 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 525ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 151 156 152 154 130 MB/s
Read 347
Write 138
Mixed 194
SusWrite 150
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 17.5
4K Mixed 21.1
72% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 63.2
DQ Mixed 81.9
68% 101 MB/s
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Gaming 58%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $385

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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


18 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 months ago.

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


2 years 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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