Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SATA600
The Kingston SSDNow V300 uses a SandForce 2281 controller to communicate with the internal 19nm MLC (multi-layer cell) NAND. It features a 450MB/s sequential reads and write speeds. It includes a Desktop kit with an extra power cable, data cable, drive bay adapter brackets and a Notebook kit with an USB 2.0 enclosure. It is cover by a three year warranty.
Available with comprehensive desktop or laptop installation kit.
7mm thickness for slim laptops.
Consistent speed through most tests.
Performance in our benchmarks lagged behind less-costly alternatives.
By X-bit Labs on May 14, 2013
Frankly speaking, we are rather wary of SandForce-based SSDs. Besides their past firmware flaws which took a lot of time to be corrected, we don’t like their susceptibility to performance degradation due to imperfect TRIM implementation whereas...-
By AnandTech on April 30, 2013
That's not the ideal way to do business, especially when one of the products is supposed to be a budget mainstream drive while the other is aimed towards enthusiasts.-
By Hardware Canucks on April 16, 2013
Kingstons V300 240GB has something for everyone. First time buyers will appreciate its dollar per GB ratio and PC veterans wont help but be impressed by its benchmark results. Its been a long time since weve come across an SSD...-
By HardwareCanucks on April 15, 2013
It has class leading performance and capacity per dollar, a generous warranty and the inclusion of notebook and desktop upgrade kits will simplify the installation process for first timers. There really isn’t anything more we could ask for from a budget-range SSD.100
By FutureLooks on April 14, 2013
Solid State Drives are the inevitable direction of storage technology but adoption is still slow. For a few months there it looked like we were getting closer to .50 cents a GB but then prices went back up. I don’t think it’s all that...90
By MyCE on April 11, 2013
Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Excellent operation as a system drive. Very good sequential read/write speeds. SATA 6Gbps support. 7mm thick Outstanding contents inside the package. Good TRIM...80
By DooYoo on April 07, 2013
I have found this solidstate drive to be much better all round than the samsung I had already purchased, since installation it has been trouble free and reliable - it's a good buy in my opinion.100
By ComputerShopper on April 04, 2013
This solid-performing drive is available with a handy installation kit for a small premium. Barring a price drop, though, it’s not the best balance of performance and price we’ve tested.70
By bjorn3d.com on March 18, 2013
The Kingston V300 aims and hits the mark on a value based SSD which also offers sub dollar per Gigabyte pricing and for this, it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear...90
By TweakTown on March 14, 2013
Still, for just a little bit more money you can buy an enthusiast focused SF-2281 drive like the HyperX 3K. Then you don't have to worry if the random read performance is slowing your applications down. For desktop users, the HyperX already ships with an impressive desktop accessory package and costs the same as the V300 Desktop Upgrade Kit.88