Average Bench: 64.1% (751st of 1069)

more Based on 176,713 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 43.5%. 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 132MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 209MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 176,713 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 286 416
145 Write 209 264
144 Mixed 221 281
77.7 SusWrite 132 191
47.4% 212 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.4 4K Read 23.7 33.1
27.7 4K Write 78.4 110
18 4K Mixed 32.8 44.2
119% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 DQ Read 158 259
86.2 DQ Write 192 255
36.2 DQ Mixed 153 213
121% 167 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 145 149 166 98 168 MB/s
Read 251
Write 224
Mixed 236
SusWrite 151
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 39.9
139% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 172
147% 214 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 144 143 143 139 123 MB/s
Read 309
Write 206
Mixed 230
SusWrite 132
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 36.7
134% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 168
131% 179 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 128 115 95 128 131 MB/s
Read 238
Write 196
Mixed 216
SusWrite 121
43% 193 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 26.1
93% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 161
127% 173 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 96 83 87 90 MB/s
Read 96
Write 143
Mixed 138
SusWrite 87.5
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 32.9
118% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 120
101% 146 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


3 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


5 years ago.

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

Very poor

8 years ago.

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3 years ago.

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


6 years ago.

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

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