Average Bench: 62% (728th of 1026)

more Based on 112,369 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB averaged 38.0% 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB is 45.7%. 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 131MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 207MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 112,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 282 382
136 Write 207 264
144 Mixed 218 277
80.2 SusWrite 131 189
46.9% 210 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 23.1 32.1
27.2 4K Write 73.5 111
16.4 4K Mixed 31.6 43.6
114% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 DQ Read 150 266
72.5 DQ Write 183 254
35.3 DQ Mixed 147 213
116% 160 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 127 146 154 146 142 MB/s
Read 301
Write 215
Mixed 234
SusWrite 144
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 34.1
128% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 161
128% 177 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 142 143 119 143 111 MB/s
Read 308
Write 209
Mixed 231
SusWrite 129
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 27.4
88% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 140
118% 169 MB/s
112,369 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,651,405 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $153 @ launch in Nov '12
OutletPCUS $905 months
BHPhotoUS $952 years
AmazonUS $1108 days
EbayUS $1407 mins
Send price feedback
Typical SSDNow V300 240GB Builds (Compare 29,554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $487

Popular SSDNow V300 240GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC

A cost-effective way to revive your computer...

Added 6 years ago.

Liked (edit your comment) Add link

9 months ago.

Comment 

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

7 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

13 months ago.

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


Very poor

6 years ago.

Review  www.pureoverclock.com/...

Image  www.pureoverclock.com/...
Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results

Mar '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Results


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Average

7 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.


Your
opinion?
1026 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $240
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback