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. 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.
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...
Conclusion: 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 comprehensive bundle & competitive price tag, its no wonder that these are becoming the drives of choice for many first time users that want to take the step over to the world of SSD storage.