Average Bench: 62.5% (761st of 1058)

more Based on 159,180 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 37.4% 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 149MB/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 42.4%. 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 133MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 205MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 159,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.2 Read 273 387
139 Write 205 265
141 Mixed 215 277
77.4 SusWrite 133 187
46.2% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 23.4 32.6
27.4 4K Write 75.8 111
16.8 4K Mixed 31.7 44
116% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.3 DQ Read 157 267
68.4 DQ Write 184 256
34.4 DQ Mixed 149 216
118% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 150 170 170 141 160 MB/s
Read 338
Write 256
Mixed 248
SusWrite 158
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 44.5
155% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 172
144% 206 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 170 173 173 165 MB/s
Read 394
Write 251
Mixed 282
SusWrite 168
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 37.1
146% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 192
157% 222 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 143 144 126 128 128 MB/s
Read 362
Write 213
Mixed 209
SusWrite 132
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 37.9
88% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 169
123% 156 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 121 142 25 39 124 MB/s
Read 215
Write 195
Mixed 183
SusWrite 99.6
39% 173 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 30.3
85% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 163
119% 152 MB/s
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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


2 years 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.


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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

Very poor

8 years ago.

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2 years ago.

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


5 years ago.

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

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