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Kingston SSDNow V300

Kingston SSDNow V300
alaScore 93

4756 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4756 reviews of Kingston SSDNow V300. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Kingston SSDNow V300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review


Can Kingston's latest drive give the SandForce controller a new lease of life?

Good performance ; Competitively priced ; Good accessories

Incompressible data performance could be better ; SandForce showing signs of age

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : (

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review


Since Kingston introduced the V series of drives a few years ago, the V has always stood for Value and this by all means stands true to this drive. The V300 is the fastest V series drive that we have seen to date (as one would expect) and along with a...

Feb, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Hruska (

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S3D7


The 128GB Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S3D7 is the inexpensive internal solid-state drive you've been waiting for.

Great price/performance ratio. Priced well below $1 per GB.

Older SF-2181 loses speed in random read/writes, or when working with uncompressed data.

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Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Kristian Vättö (

Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB & 240GB) Review


Kingston's SSD lineup is as follows: They have HyperX-branded SSDs for enthusiasts and the mainstream market is catered by SSDNow brand. The HyperX SSDs have been fairly popular from what I've seen and we have also reviewed the regular HyperX as well...

In general I think Kingston should differentiate their SSDs more because the V300 and HyperX 3K are too similar. For example giving the HyperX 3K a 5-year warranty would help justify its high-end positioning and a higher price too, but currently...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Phoronix (phoronix)

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Modders-Inc (

Kingston SSDNow V300 240G Upgrade Kit


To test the Kingston SSDNow V300 240G Upgrade Kit I used ATTO disk benchmark and CrystalDisk Mark. These two programs give a pretty good indication of level of performance one can expect. Testing Methodology: Here are the results and the Kingston...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : PCStats (

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review


In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD - a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for sequential read speeds up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s.

May, 2013

Expert review by : X-bit labs (

Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive Review: SandForce with New Fixings


You may have the impression that solid state drives on LSI SF-2281 controller have already been studied and tested inside out. However, Kingston managed to come up with a product that turned out genuinely surprising in the most positive way.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Kingston SSDNow V300 (240GB) Review and Ratings


This solid-performing drive is available with a handy installation kit for a small premium. Barring a price drop, though, it's not the best balance of performance and price we've tested.

Available with comprehensive desktop or laptop installation kit ; 7mm thickness for slim laptops ; Consistent speed through most tests

Performance in our benchmarks lagged behind less-costly alternatives

Interestingly, while some drives we’ve tested recently have been all over the place when it comes to performance in our various benchmark tests, scoring high marks in one place, and low marks in another, the SSDNow V300 was remarkably consistent. In...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : goldfries (

Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB) Solid State Drive Review


The drive is available at RM 299 but it doesn’t come with an installation kit, and yet it costs more than the Intel 330 series of the same size that comes with an installation kit (RM 269)! I didn’t buy an Intel 330 series because I already have one,...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Grey
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Non-operating vibration:20
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features

Country of origin:n/a
Device connectivity:Wired
Hard disk controller:SandForce SF-2281
Internal Memory:122880 / 245760 / 61440
Internal memory type:Flash
Memory layout:1 x 122880 / 1 x 245760 / 1 x 61440
Module configuration:(N/A) (N/A)
Rack mounting:(N/A) SSD 2.5-inch 7mm
Registered: No
Warranty:3 Yrs
Warranty note:3 Yrs

Packaging Data

Cables included:SATA


Component for:PC
Compressed transfer rate (read):450
Compressed transfer rate (write):450
Controller Type:LSI SandForce
Data Transfer Rate:6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Memory Type:MLC
PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score:57000
Random read (4KB):85000
Random write (4KB):43000 / 55000 / 60000
Read speed:450
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 240 / 60
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
TBW rating:128
TRIM support: Yes
Uncompressed transfer rate (read):191
Uncompressed transfer rate (write):142
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write speed:450


Power consumption (read):1.423
Power Consumption (Standby):0.640
Power consumption (write):2.052


Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Non-operating vibration:20
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7