Average Bench: 63.6% (747th of 1058)

more Based on 145,218 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 36.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 150MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 43.6%. 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 134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 211MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 145,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.6 Read 281 391
148 Write 211 265
143 Mixed 219 277
79.1 SusWrite 134 188
47.3% 211 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 23.9 32.4
34.2 4K Write 77.4 110
17.5 4K Mixed 32.5 43.9
119% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.3 DQ Read 156 255
73.9 DQ Write 186 256
36 DQ Mixed 150 208
119% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 161 153 149 159 158 MB/s
Read 187
Write 216
Mixed 193
SusWrite 157
43% 188 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 32
107% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 83.2
DQ Mixed 40
36% 51.7 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 107 105 112 90 96 MB/s
Read 336
Write 244
Mixed 200
SusWrite 109
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 21.5
86% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 121
87% 112 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 140 143 160 163 174 MB/s
Read 236
Write 58
Mixed 117
SusWrite 153
31% 141 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 5.3
58% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 173
128% 165 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $153 @ launch in Nov '12
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,014

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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


Excellent

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.


Poor

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Very poor

7 years ago.

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Average

18 months ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.

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


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