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 random read 85,000 IOPS vs 41,000 IOPS More than 2x faster random read
Front view of Intel 530

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Intel 530

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Higher capacity 240 GB vs 60 GB 4x higher capacity
Faster random write 80,000 IOPS vs 60,000 IOPS Around 35% faster random write
Faster sequential read 540 MB/s vs 450 MB/s 20% faster sequential read
More capacity per dollar 1.94 GB/$ vs 1.41 GB/$ Around 40% more capacity per dollar
Higher MTBF 1,200,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 20% higher MTBF

Features Key features of the SSDNow V300  vs Intel 530 

random read

SSDNow V300
85,000 IOPS
Intel 530
41,000 IOPS

random write

SSDNow V300
60,000 IOPS
Intel 530
80,000 IOPS

sequential read

SSDNow V300
450 MB/s
Intel 530
540 MB/s

sequential write

SSDNow V300
450 MB/s
Intel 530
490 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

SSDNow V300  vs
Intel 530 
Capacity 60 GB 240 GB
Interface SATA III SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281 SandForce
Memory type MLC MLC
NAND process size 19 nm 20 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G 1,500G

form factor

SSDNow V300  vs
Intel 530 
Form factor 2.5" 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years 5 years
Thickness 7 mm 7 mm
Weight 77 g 78 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 450 MB/s 540 MB/s
Sequential write 450 MB/s 490 MB/s
Random read 85,000 IOPS 41,000 IOPS
Random write 60,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.64 Watts 0.01 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 2.05 Watts 0.2 Watts
MTBF 1,000,000 hours 1,200,000 hours

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