SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of SSDNow V300 vs 520

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

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

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Winner
Intel 520 

SSDBoss recommends the Intel 520  based on its read performance, write performance and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

Reasons to consider the
Kingston SSDNow V300

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Significantly faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 11.3 s More than 25% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.66 Watts More than 30% lower avg. power consumption
Significantly faster random read 85,000 IOPS vs 50,000 IOPS 70% faster random read
Higher passmark rating 4,531 pts vs 3,909 pts More than 15% higher passmark rating
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Intel 520

Reasons to consider the
Intel 520

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Faster 4k random write 81.39 MB/s vs 33.3 MB/s Around 2.5x faster 4k random write
Higher capacity 240 GB vs 60 GB 4x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random read access time 2.82 ms vs 6.46 ms 2.3x lower 4k random read access time
Faster 512K sequential read 519.35 MB/s vs 235.27 MB/s Around 2.2x faster 512K sequential read
Much lower 4k random write access time 3.08 ms vs 7.51 ms 2.4x lower 4k random write access time
Faster tom's storage bench application 629 pts vs 412 pts Around 55% faster tom's storage bench application
Higher AS SSD score 742 pts vs 306 pts Around 2.5x higher AS SSD score
Higher PCMark vantage score 25,952 pts vs 24,283 pts More than 5% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 262.98 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s More than 2.2x faster AS SSD ISO copy
More capacity per dollar 2 GB/$ vs 1.41 GB/$ More than 40% more capacity per dollar
Higher MTBF 1,200,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 20% higher MTBF

Benchmarks Real world tests of SSDNow V300 vs Intel 520

4K Random Read

SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
Intel 520
81.39 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V300
8.3 s
Intel 520
11.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
Intel 520
2.66 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
Intel 520
3.08 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms

Reviews Word on the street

SSDNow V300  vs Intel 520 

8.0
8.0
The Kingston V300 isn't the fastest SSD on the market but it's based on proven technology at a great price point.
SSDNow V300

8.0
7.6
With all that said though, prices of the quicker drives are dropping, so you could bide your time.
SSDNow V300

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

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