SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of SSDNow V300 vs SSDNow V

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 and AS SSD Score

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

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Kingston SSDNow V300 

SSDBoss recommends the Kingston SSDNow V300  based on its read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 23.4 s 2.8x faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lower 4k random write access time 7.51 ms vs 42.17 ms 5.6x lower 4k random write access time
Much lower 4k random read access time 6.46 ms vs 21.68 ms 3.4x lower 4k random read access time
Much faster 512K sequential write 468.69 MB/s vs 43.72 MB/s Around 10.8x faster 512K sequential write
Faster 4k random write 33.3 MB/s vs 5.91 MB/s Around 5.8x faster 4k random write
Much faster photoshop lens filter 56.7 s vs 75.3 s Around 25% faster photoshop lens filter
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 24,283 pts vs 15,100 pts More than 60% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.49 Watts More than 25% lower avg. power consumption
Higher AS SSD score 306 pts vs 99 pts More than 3x higher AS SSD score
Front view of Kingston SSDNow V

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Larger cache 64 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 64 MB cache is just OK

Benchmarks Real world tests of SSDNow V300 vs V

4K Random Read

SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
SSDNow V
11.53 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
SSDNow V
5.91 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V300
8.3 s
SSDNow V
23.4 s

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
SSDNow V
2.49 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
SSDNow V
42.17 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
SSDNow V
21.68 ms

Reviews Word on the street

SSDNow V300  vs

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

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