Kingston 240GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/

240GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/

  • Read Speed: 450MB/Sec
  • Write Speed: 450MB/Sec
  • Flash: MLC
  • Controller: SandForce SF-2281
  • Buffer: 0MB
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Stock Code: HD-052-KS

EAN: 0740617212716

MPN: SV300S37A/240G

Manufacturer: Kingston

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240GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/

Kingston's SSDNow V300 solid-state drive is a cost-efficient performance upgrade that revives your personal computer and makes it more responsive. It's 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive plus more reliable, more durable and shock-proof, with no moving mechanical parts. It features an LSI® SandForce® controller customised for Kingston and best-in-class components that are affordable for first-time SSD owners. SSDNow V300 is available in kits with all the accessories needed for an effortless transition to the latest technology for less than the cost of a new system. For added peace of mind, it's backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.

- Improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
- No moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
- Design optimised to make migrating to an SSD more a ordable
- All-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation
- Multiple capacities to fit your workload
- 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with adapter to fit in 9.5mm systems
- Cool and silent operation

- Form factor: 2.5" SATA
- Capacity: 240GB
- Controller: SandForce SF-2281
- Maximum Read: 450MB/sec
- Maximum Write: 450MB/sec
- Random 4k read/write: 85,000/43,000 IOPS
- NAND Flash: Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
- Interface: SATA-III / 6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA-II / 3Gbps)
- Warranty: 3 Years

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Speeds not as advertised

It's nowhere near as quick as the speeds advertised (around 20% down on read speeds and, shockingly, down around 50% on write speeds. This does vary on size of the test run), but good value for money.
If you are thinking of buying this and already have an SSD, don't bother, get something better. However, like me, if you are running old HDD's, this is a must for value and capacity alone.

Carl Beee 2016-01-08

Very poor speeds

I was suckered in by the bargain offer price, but upon testing I'm only getting write speeds of around 22mb/s and read speeds of 370mb/s. My 2 year old Plextor is still getting 450 writes and 520 reads.

It's cheap, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. That isn't a typo, 22mb/s write speed.

Mr JAMES E NAISMITH 2015-11-16

Great Value for money and highly recomme

I bought one of these SSD's as they are one of the best value for money SSD's on the market per GB, Read/ Writes were as advertised and I actually found it performed 10MB Per Sec faster when I benched it. My machine is running a lot faster and it saved me by using an SSD as a solution.


Shocking performance for an SSD

This SSD appears to have incredible value for money, which is why I bought it, however the read and write speeds are NOTHING like advertised. I was getting 280 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write on mine (instead of 450/450) and after googling around discovered this article:

Basically don't trust reviews you see of this SSD on the internet as Kingston has changed it to far cheaper parts without telling anyone.

Overclockers were excellent with their returns policy however


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