Average Bench: 62.7% (701st of 1016)

more Based on 103,714 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 37.3% 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 145MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 44.2%. 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 135MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 207MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.1 Read 274 389
141 Write 207 266
136 Mixed 214 274
81 SusWrite 135 199
46.5% 208 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 23.7 32.4
29.5 4K Write 76.6 113
15.8 4K Mixed 31.7 44.2
117% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 150 256
70.1 DQ Write 182 255
33 DQ Mixed 145 213
115% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 168 163 160 168 160 MB/s
Read 401
Write 272
Mixed 298
SusWrite 168
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 37.8
138% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 207
155% 207 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 143 135 127 120 118 MB/s
Read 321
Write 210
Mixed 246
SusWrite 134
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 35.5
135% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 156
121% 163 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 61 81 48 71 70 MB/s
Read 240
Write 192
Mixed 220
SusWrite 72.1
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 35
130% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 157
123% 169 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 5.3 5.3 7.3 13 12 MB/s
Read 237
Write 26
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 9.9
15% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 13
62% 15.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

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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


Excellent

3 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

8 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

6 years ago.

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Average

3 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


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