Average Bench: 51.7% (844th of 1034)

Based on 10,373 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON SV300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SV300S3

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB averaged 48.2% 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 92.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB is 28.5%. 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 18.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 78.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
191 Read 323 431
165 Write 240 320
171 Mixed 257 331
104 SusWrite 184 237
56.3% 251 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 23.3 30.5
10.4 4K Write 18.2 23.3
12.2 4K Mixed 20.7 26.7
71.5% 20.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 DQ Read 172 223
20.4 DQ Write 78.2 90.4
23.8 DQ Mixed 92.3 110
77.1% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 221 226 226 207 209 MB/s
Read 379
Write 282
Mixed 260
SusWrite 220
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 22.2
4K Mixed 20.1
83% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 83.1
DQ Mixed 101
88% 136 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 229 234 228 192 228 MB/s
Read 289
Write 323
Mixed 328
SusWrite 227
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 27.2
88% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 88.4
DQ Mixed 98.3
83% 124 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 520ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 156 162 161 177 124 MB/s
Read 405
Write 142
Mixed 221
SusWrite 157
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 14.2
4K Mixed 25.2
84% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 84.5
DQ Mixed 97.1
85% 129 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,504,720 SSDs tested.


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Typical SSDNow V300 480GB Builds (Compare 4,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,026

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