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Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB

SV300S37A/120G, SSD, 120 GB, 2.5 inch, 0 rpm, Serial ATA 600, SandForce SF-2281, 450 MB/s, 450 MB/s

Available at 8 shops from £48.79 (average £55.50)

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
Disc type
SSD
Quoted capacity
120 GB
Rotation speed
0 rpm

Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review: best budget SSD currently around

7 February 2013 - 14:58
Last November Kingston announced a new series of budget SSDs called SSDNow V300. Hardware.Info tested the 120GB model which is one of the most affordable SSDs currently on the market.

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Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB specifications

General
  Brand Kingston
  Product name SSDNow V300 120GB
  Product code SV300S37A/120G, SV300S37A120G
  EAN code 0740617212662, 7406172126624, 0074061721266
  Tested on Wednesday 6 February 2013
  Price per gigabyte £0.462 / GB

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  Disc type SSD
  Quoted capacity 120 GB
  Form factor 2.5 inch
  Rotation speed 0 rpm
  Cache 0 MB
  Height 7.0 mm
  Interface Serial ATA 600

SSD controller

SSD controller SandForce SF-2281
  Power connector SATA
  Measured capacity 111 GB
  Native Command Queuing Ja

TRIM support

TRIM support Ja
  Read 450 MB/s
  Write 450 MB/s
  Flash memory type Multi-level cell
  Transistor size flash chips 19 nm
  Flash chip brand Toshiba
  Warranty 3 year(s)

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Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB test results

Benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Windows 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  Firmware during test 505ABBF0

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Minimum 167.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Maximum 411.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Average 274.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Access Time 0.191 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Minimum 205.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Maximum 406.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Average 339.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Access Time 0.162 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 512 B - Operations/s 5,923 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 4 kB - Operations/s 5,970 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 64 kB - Operations/s 2,985 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 1 MB - Operations/s 422 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 512 B - Operations/s 11,570 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 4 kB - Operations/s 24,243 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 64 kB - Operations/s 6,454 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 1 MB - Operations/s 483 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 129.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 423.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 550.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 217.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 506.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 527.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Total score 526

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read score 183

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write score 258

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Sequential 476.87 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 19.77 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 115.15 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Access time 0.12 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Sequential 162 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 85.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 156.15 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Access time 0.222 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k reads (QD: 32) 23,643 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k writes (QD: 32) 86,784 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Real world (trace) benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Win 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark Vantage - HDD total score 70,625

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Defender 297.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - HDD gaming 288.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Photo Gallery 400.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Vista Startup 307.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Movie Maker 311.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Center 430.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Player 245.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Application Loading 265.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Average score (all tests) 318.35 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Storage Total score 5,317

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Defender 5.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Importing pictures 29.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Video editing 23.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Media Center 8.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Adding music 1.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Starting applications 55.0 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Gaming 16.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Test results (Noise / Power consumption) Show charts of test results
  Power consumption Desktop (idle) 0.587 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Power consumption Desktop (active) 1.6 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review: best budget SSD currently around

7 February 2013 - 14:58
Last November Kingston announced a new series of budget SSDs called SSDNow V300. Hardware.Info tested the 120GB model which is one of the most affordable SSDs currently on the market.


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