Average Bench: 52.2% (880th of 1071)

Based on 15,510 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB averaged 47.8% 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 93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB is 29.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 18.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 78.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,510 samples)
Min Avg Max
183 Read 327 460
164 Write 242 325
166 Mixed 258 336
93.2 SusWrite 184 250
56.6% 253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 23.5 30.7
10.7 4K Write 18.3 23.2
11.5 4K Mixed 20.8 26.6
72% 20.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 DQ Read 176 222
22.5 DQ Write 78.8 91.1
32.4 DQ Mixed 93 112
78% 116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 240 243 242 246 240 MB/s
Read 435
Write 258
Mixed 268
SusWrite 247
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 20.4
4K Mixed 21.5
77% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 105
89% 133 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 208 190 205 197 215 MB/s
Read 376
Write 199
Mixed 211
SusWrite 204
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 16.6
4K Mixed 22.9
74% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 87.5
DQ Mixed 97.6
73% 96.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 65,444,779 SSDs tested.


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MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Nov '12
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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 2,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $1,097

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