Average Bench: 52.2% (887th of 1080)

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%
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 210 206 196 203 202 MB/s
Read 392
Write 224
Mixed 229
SusWrite 194
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 16.4
4K Mixed 19.4
69% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 93.8
80% 119 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 186 165 149 189 200 MB/s
Read 193
Write 247
Mixed 293
SusWrite 182
52% 229 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 22
77% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 98.7
85% 130 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 158 131 138 154 167 MB/s
Read 284
Write 246
Mixed 281
SusWrite 157
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 18.5
4K Mixed 20.5
72% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 72.9
DQ Mixed 106
84% 120 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,410,666 SSDs tested


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Gaming 42%
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Desktop 83%
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Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $967

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