SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of SSDNow V300 vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

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

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

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

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

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

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

Reasons to consider the
Kingston SSDNow V300

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Faster 512K sequential write 468.69 MB/s vs 413.32 MB/s Around 15% faster 512K sequential write
Lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.13 Watts More than 15% lower avg. power consumption
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 60 GB 16x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random read access time 1.98 ms vs 6.46 ms 3.3x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 1,011 pts vs 306 pts More than 3.2x higher AS SSD score
Much lower 4k random write access time 3.78 ms vs 7.51 ms Around 50% lower 4k random write access time
Faster tom's storage bench application 605 pts vs 412 pts More than 45% faster tom's storage bench application
Significantly more capacity per dollar 3.2 GB/$ vs 1.41 GB/$ More than 2.2x more capacity per dollar
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 306.5 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s Around 2.8x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster random write 80,000 IOPS vs 60,000 IOPS Around 35% faster random write
Lighter 64 g vs 77 g More than 15% lighter
Higher MTBF 1,200,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 20% higher MTBF
Faster sequential read 500 MB/s vs 450 MB/s More than 10% faster sequential read

Benchmarks Real world tests of SSDNow V300 vs Crucial M500

4K Random Read

SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

SSDNow V300  vs Crucial M500 

8.0
9.0
Well OK, it still has an eye-watering price tag, but given how expensive solid state drives were even a year ago, it's an impressively low price point.
Crucial M500

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