Average Bench: 52.1% (865th of 1058)

Based on 13,043 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 89.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB is 28.8%. 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 18.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 76.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
181 Read 330 443
165 Write 240 322
170 Mixed 254 329
107 SusWrite 187 244
56.6% 253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 23.1 30.3
11.9 4K Write 18.1 23.2
13.4 4K Mixed 20.7 26.3
71.2% 20.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 172 222
23.5 DQ Write 76.4 91.2
24.1 DQ Mixed 89.5 110
75.5% 113 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
371GB free
Firmware: BBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 249 235 251 247 261 MB/s
Read 437
Write 299
Mixed 295
SusWrite 254
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 23.2
4K Mixed 26.2
91% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 82
DQ Mixed 107
91% 137 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 234 212 224 196 210 MB/s
Read 330
Write 268
Mixed 281
SusWrite 218
62% 274 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 18.2
4K Mixed 24.5
83% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 90.7
DQ Mixed 97.4
82% 123 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,718,125 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Nov '12
OutletPCUS $10023 months
EbayUS $3004 mins
AmazonUS $4008 months
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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 33,155 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $397

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