Kingston SSDNow V300 

Released November, 2012
  • 60 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 0 MB
6.4 Out of 10

Up front we are ahead of the pack since this board has the latest CAP UEFI format optimized for Windows 8 which positively impacts SSD performance and post times.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
So unless your usage demands it or you just have to have the fastest possible components, the V300 will fit your needs nicely.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Kingston SSDNow V300

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

SSDNow V300
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

SSDNow V300
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

SSDNow V300
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

SSDNow V300
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more


SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

SSDNow V300

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Kingston SSDNow V300

4K Random Read

SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
Neutron GTX
226.98 MB/s
600 Pro SSD
225.2 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
Extreme SSD
119.02 MB/s
SSDNow V200
61.94 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V300
8.3 s
RealSSD C300
18.7 s
SSDNow V200
11.9 s

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
SSDNow V200
2.73 Watts
Extreme SSD
2.68 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
Extreme SSD
2.1 ms
SSDNow V200
4.04 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
Neutron GTX
1.1 ms
600 Pro SSD
1.11 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Kingston SSDNow V300

The Kingston V300 isn't the fastest SSD on the market but it's based on proven technology at a great price point.

With all that said though, prices of the quicker drives are dropping, so you could bide your time.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The true performance lies somewhere in between which is why we run our real world tests that showed the V300 to be no slouch against some of the best drives on the market.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
Benchmark Results: The IOPS scores are great here on writes and a bit below the specifications on reads.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
We've certainly seen some faster drives out there in the wild, and the SandForce controller is starting to really show its age now.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2013)


Kingston has also taken on more of the fabrication piece to help drive down costs to offer the drives at a lower price point.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
Over the past 18 months, the price of SSDs has fallen dramatically, both in absolute dollars and cost-per-gigabyte.
by PCMag (Feb, 2013)
With a great price-per-GB ratio and strong performance, the V300 earns our Editors' Choice for budget internal SSDs.
by PCMag (Feb, 2013)


Is a high-end, $400 SSD really going to make a big difference in use and feel?
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
Currently, 120GB is the sweet spot for entry-level SSDs—customers who opt for smaller 60-90GB SSDs may find their program installations sharply constrained.
by PCMag (Feb, 2013)
From the dozens of drives we've tested as well as personal use, we know it's a quality controller that has been probably the most popular controller - in terms of units shipped - to date.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)


The notebook/desktop combo comes with an impressive box full of goodies: a pair of 3.5-inch mounting brackets for a PC, plus data and power cables, a 2.5-inch external USB 2.0 drive enclosure, a 7mm to 9.5mm adaptor so you can fit the drive into chunkier notebooks without it rattling around, an installation DVD and finally some hard drive cloning software.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2013)
Let's be honest, the majority of PC users do a whole lot of internet, mail, and light office document usage with a sprinkling of games and multimedia thrown in.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)
Finally, they also supply SATA power and data cables should you need them.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)


Currently the drive is available in just three capacities - 60GB, 120GB and 240GB - with each capacity available in four different options: bare drive, notebook upgrade, desktop upgrade and a combo notebook/desktop upgrade kit.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2013)
Conventional hard drives don't generally have this problem; models from the major manufacturers tend to perform similarly at the same capacity and price point.
by PCMag (Feb, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 60 GB
Cache 0 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 19 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 77 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 450 MB/s
Sequential write 450 MB/s
Random read 85,000 IOPS
Random write 60,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.64 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 2.05 Watts
MTBF 1,000,000 hours
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The worst part is that to this day Kingston Support (Jewel) is still trolling the reviews on Newegg, Amazon, etc. pleading the case that they did nothing wrong. To this day you still have no idea of what components you will receive when purchasing the V300. Cheating seems to be a part of the corporate DNA and business plan.
Muito bom, eu uso e nunca tive problema com ele!
thanks for the info... and for the link!
Never buy this SSD. Kingston has recently changed the NAND chip for asynchronous one, which drop performance significantly, without even changin the version number or adding any sign that can indicate the product has less performant components than usual. If you stumble upon great deals with this reference, be sure that it's to get rid of poor-performance version of it. Some evidence of what I'm saying:
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