Average Bench: 51.5% (869th of 1058)

Based on 14,432 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB averaged 48.5% 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 91.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB is 30.2%. 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 17.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 76.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Read 327 451
161 Write 234 320
170 Mixed 250 328
99.4 SusWrite 183 242
55.6% 249 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 22.9 30.4
10.5 4K Write 17.6 23.2
11.6 4K Mixed 20.5 26.4
70.3% 20.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 DQ Read 171 222
29.2 DQ Write 76.7 90
24.8 DQ Mixed 91.5 111
76.4% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
293GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 214 190 174 199 183 MB/s
Read 347
Write 253
Mixed 311
SusWrite 195
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 22.7
79% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 103
76% 101 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 190 170 216 204 223 MB/s
Read 208
Write 238
Mixed 272
SusWrite 207
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 18.1
4K Mixed 20.3
68% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 76.2
DQ Mixed 101
86% 131 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 112 126 131 141 123 MB/s
Read 366
Write 219
Mixed 199
SusWrite 137
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 8.7
4K Mixed 13.5
34% 10 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 75.6
DQ Mixed 78.9
67% 99.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,041 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Nov '12
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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 36,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 64%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $547

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