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. The ATTO benchmark shows a maximum read speed of about 517 MB/s and a write speed of 541 MB/s.
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.
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 SSDNow series Upgrade Kits continue to be one of the driving top contenders especially in 120GB and 240GB capacities. Our as tested 120GB kits are relatively affordable at
$115 – 137 US
, and perform well for the price, definitely improve system performance overall and come with a very useful bundle which includes Acronis software plus the accessories you need to make a migration.
Conclusion: Over the years, Kingston have been one of the leading manufacturers of solid state drives and their selection of drives range from entry level consumer options right up to their top end HyperX editions. Whilst it’s great having a top end drive, most day to day users either don’t have the needs to push a HyperX drive to the limit or don’t have the money for the top end options.
Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB) Solid State Drive Review
17 March 2013
Conclusion: 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. On the plus side, the sequential read speed is extremely close to the rated speed from the product page.
Conclusion: At the end of the day, the users Kingston’s SSDNow V300 is targeting are enterprise, business and casual users. For most PC users who don’t have the extra cash to burn on a high-end SSD storage solution, Kingston SSDNow V300 is the perfect choice for them that offers absolutely amazing performance at a price which doesn’t hurt your wallet.
Excerpt: Just as you rise you shall fall because the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. The LSI SandForce SF-2281 has reached middle age and like every mid-life crisis, things are starting to change. The enthusiast performance crown changed hands in the last few months as Samsung's 840 Pro and OCZ's Vector are now riding their horses in the center of the enthusiast joust ring.
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? As I have mentioned earlier in the introduction of this review, this is no different than me implicitly saying someone as fat because they are 90% of my weight, when in reality, you can be five inches shorter than me at that figure, and still be considered to be...