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Kingston SSDNow V300

Kingston SSDNow V300
alaScore 93

4756 reviews

Jul, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 22 expert reviews and 4734 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Feb 18, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 190622 reviews from other Solid-State Drives. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jul 22, 2018.

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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.

Jul, 2018

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

Expert review by : [H] Enthusiast (

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review


One of the first thoughts that came to mind when testing this Kingston SSDNow V300 drive was the fact that this SSD performed so much better than typical 'value' SSDs. SSDs that are of low capacity tend to suffer low speeds, and usually manufacturers...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : big bruin (bigbruin)

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive


The SSDNow V300 120GB solid state drive covered in this review has a respectable capacity of 120GB. Although marketed as a "notebook bundle kit," this SSD will perform just the same in either a desktop or notebook environment. The included Acronis True...

» With compressible data this drive exceeded its rated read and write transfer speeds by 50MB/s, » Win7 loading time of 23 seconds with an overclocked i5 2500k, » Fair pricing, at less than $1/GB, » Included Acronis disk cloning software is very...

» Poor, but expected sequential read/write performance with incompressible data

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Color of product:Grey / Multi
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Power consumption (idle):0.640
Power consumption (read):1.423
Power consumption (standby):0.64 / 0.640
Power consumption (write):2.052

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Country of origin:N/A
Device connectivity:Wired
Hard disk controller:SandForce SF-2281
Internal: Yes
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
Manual: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box


Component for:PC
Compressed transfer rate (read):450
Compressed transfer rate (write):450
Controller Type:LSI SandForce
Data Transfer Rate:6
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Memory Type:MLC
PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score:57000
Random read (4KB):73000 / 85000
Random write (4KB):28000 / 43000 / 55000 / 60000
Read Speed:450
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms: No
Software support:Hard drive cloning
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 240 / 480 / 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
Wi-Fi: No
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write Speed:450


Power consumption (idle):0.640
Power consumption (read):1.423
Power consumption (standby):0.64 / 0.640
Power consumption (write):2.052


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Software support:Hard drive cloning
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.276 / 2.75 / 3.94
Height:0.276 / 3.94
Width:2.75 / 3.94