Average Bench: 52.2% (879th of 1072)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 282 271 270 261 267 MB/s
Read 370
Write 271
Mixed 263
SusWrite 273
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 22.9
4K Mixed 25.8
84% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 88.9
DQ Mixed 94.7
80% 119 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 173 201 181 180 188 MB/s
Read 348
Write 250
Mixed 296
SusWrite 191
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 22.5
79% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 78.6
DQ Mixed 102
87% 131 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 215 202 216 230 201 MB/s
Read 344
Write 248
Mixed 312
SusWrite 216
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 20.1
73% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 79.4
DQ Mixed 101
74% 98.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,133,867 SSDs tested


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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 3,069 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $1,107

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