Average Bench: 52.8% (842nd of 1040)

Based on 11,018 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB averaged 47.1% 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 92MB/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 28.3%. 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 77.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
195 Read 336 456
168 Write 242 324
178 Mixed 260 334
106 SusWrite 187 243
57.3% 256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13 4K Read 23.5 30.6
11.8 4K Write 18.3 23.3
13.2 4K Mixed 21.2 26.7
72.5% 21 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.1 DQ Read 172 223
20.4 DQ Write 77.8 90
24.4 DQ Mixed 92 110
76.9% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 216 146 182 195 183 MB/s
Read 402
Write 249
Mixed 280
SusWrite 189
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 23.5
79% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 79.5
DQ Mixed 97
85% 130 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 200 174 205 198 207 MB/s
Read 319
Write 227
Mixed 303
SusWrite 199
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 18.7
4K Mixed 21.6
74% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 89.9
DQ Write 77.5
DQ Mixed 68.2
55% 78.5 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 67 70 74 70 72 MB/s
Read 295
Write 158
Mixed 163
SusWrite 67.6
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 9.9
4K Mixed 12.5
46% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.8
DQ Write 13.1
DQ Mixed 16.2
12% 17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,353,743 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $178 @ launch in Nov '12
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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 6,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $938

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