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Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review PCSTATS will be testing the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD - a 6Gb/s SATA III drive rated by the manufacturer for sequential read speeds up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 450MB/s.
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External Mfg. Website: Kingston Feb 18 2015   Max Page  
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HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage

FutureMark PCMark Vantage 1.0.0.0 - HDD Test Source: FutureMark

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Windows Vista PC from multi media home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing. Higher points are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark PCMark Vantage - HDD Suite
Windows Defender: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 30.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 31.2
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 22.9
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 26.4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 28.1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 27.3
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 325.5
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 196.2
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 247.8
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 313.6
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 221
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 104.1
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 27.4
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 27.6
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 45.2
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 32.6
Gaming: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 18.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 16.5
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 13.7
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 16.1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 16.3
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 18.4
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 297.3
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 230.5
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 246.6
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 273.4
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 215.1
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 91.5
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 16.9
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 53.5
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 36
Importing to Photo Gallery: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 65.1
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 54.3
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 43.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 56.6
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 59.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 56.1
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 409.5
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 252
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 259.1
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 381.5
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 238.5
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 134.8
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 69.3
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 65
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 88.1
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 51.7
Windows Vista Startup: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 23.5
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 23.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 25.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 18.9
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 23.5
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 19.1
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 334.3
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 243.6
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 316.8
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 309.3
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 214.9
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 64.5
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 20.9
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 20.3
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 44.5
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 32
Editing w/h Movie Maker: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 68.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 79.2
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 62.4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 43.3
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 51.9
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 40.9
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 42.5
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 158.6
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 151.1
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 263.9
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 189
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 89.4
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 43.4
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 45.8
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 53.1
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 30.5
Media Center: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 143.3
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 357
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 123.9
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 91.7
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 137.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 81.3
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 422.9
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 267.8
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 349.4
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 419.5
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 244.3
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 157.6
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 115.2
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 109
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 88
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 61.7
Adding Files to Media Player: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 14.4
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 11.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 10.6
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 10.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 10.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 9.5
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 252.8
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 127.3
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 125.2
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 218.5
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 175.8
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 71.3
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 10.1
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 10.5
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 20.5
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 13
Application Loading: Points Ranking
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 7.3
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 0) 11.1
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD (RAID 1) 8.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 5.3
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 7.4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 6.9
Kingston SSDNow 300V 2406GB SSD 261.4
Crucial M4 256GB SSD 139.5
SanDisk Etreme 240GB SSD 203.5
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD 270.7
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 164.6
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 57.1
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 5.3
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 5.4
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 16.3
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 11.4

On the whole, PCMark Vantage results position the 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD towards the top of the list. However, the results take a big dip in the 'Editing with Movie Maker' HDD sub-test; there the Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD does relatively poorly.


SSD is only 7mm thick, a plastic spacer increases this to 9.5mm

Quick, but unable to break away from the mainstream/commodity SSD crowd

As the benchmarks have illustrated, Kingston's SSDnow V300 SSD delivers great read/write speeds - up to 504MB/s Read and 298MB write in CrystalDiskMark - at a reasonable price of ~$214 USD/CDN for 240GB's worth of solid state storage.

The benchmarks also show that Kingston's SSDnow V300 SSD handles about the same as a Crucial M4 SATA III SSD, so this SSD fails to pull ahead from the mass of commoditized solid state drives on the market right now. That's not to suggest the Kingston's SSDnow V300 SSD isn't worth getting, in fact it provides good value for money, is very quick for mainstream computer applications, and unlike the SanDisk Extreme.... it doesn't squeal with "SSD noise". In other words, it's dead quiet. The SD Extreme SSD was nice and quick, but we have to admit that benchmarking systems with that SSD gives us a headache - the high pitched noise from the SSD is quite piercing after a few hours. Anyhow, this is besides the point, the Kingston SSDnow V300 didn't produce any audible electronic noise that we could discern.

To recap, Kingston's SSDnow V300 SSD is a 2.5" 240GB SSD that operates on a SATA III interface. The drive measures just 7mm thick, so a plastic spacer plate is supplied to bring that thickness up to 9.5mm for devices which require a snug fit. At a cost of about $0.89 per GB, it's dead center on value. The 240GB Kingston SSDnow V300 SSD is covered by a 3 year warranty and rated for 1.0M hours MTBF. A good value, sure, but not the fastest SSD out there.

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Contents of Article: Kingston SSDNow V300
 Pg 1.  Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
 Pg 2.  SSD Benchmarks: CrystalDiskMark 3, AS SSD
 Pg 3.  SSD vs HDD Benchmarks: HD Tune Pro 4.01
 Pg 4.  SSD vs HDD Benchmarks: HD Tach 3.0.4, Sandra 2012
 Pg 5.  — HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage

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