Kingston SSDNow V300 128GB Solid State Drive Review
28 July 2014
Excerpt: The newest of the series will be the V300 which is now offered in 60GB, 120GB and the largest 240GB sizes. The heart of the drive is a LSI SandForce controller and new 19mm NAND modules all optimized for Kingston. But is it enough to top one of our favorites? We will soon see.
Conclusion: 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 SSDNow V300 240G Upgrade Kit doesn’t fail to impress.
Summary: 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.
Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive Review: SandForce with New Fixings
14 May 2013
Summary: 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.
Summary: Solid State Drives are the inevitable direction of storage technology but adoption is still slow. For a few months there it looked like we were getting closer to .50 cents a GB but then prices went back up.
Pros: Good pricing: as affordable as SSDs come, LSI Sandforce Controller, 19nm Toshiba NAND, Respectable price-performance, Great Desktop and Laptop Upgrade Kit bundles, Acronis software and support
Cons: Waiting for larger capacities, 4K data block could be better
Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB) Solid State Drive Review
3 April 2013
Excerpt: 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, so I thought to give Kingston’s drive a spin.
Conclusion: I have one issue with the V300: There's nothing particular in it that would differentiate it from the other SandForce based SSDs. While Kingston said they did lots of customization and worked closely with SandForce/LSI, at least in our testing there aren't any striking differences.
Summary: The Kingston V300 128GB is an odd drive in a category where we want to find consistency. The V300 128GB has some good points, some bad points and some points we really can't explain. The drive is different from most LSI SandForce SF-2281 products we've tested.
Conclusion: Ahh, biased figures. I am rather tempted to say that the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GFB is slow, because it is rated at 'only' 450MB/s read, 450MB/s write, and 85,000 IOPS by the manufacturer -- but what gives?