|Item Weight||1.92 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.7 x 3.9 x 0.3 inches|
|Item model number||SV300S37A/120G|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SV300S37A/120G|
Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/120G)
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- Reliable: with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
- Economical: design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
- Capacity: 120GB, Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0. 120GB — 180MB/s Read and 133MB/s Write.
- Form Factor: 2.5-Inch drive available in 7.0mm with plastic adapter to fit in 9.5mm system
- Fast: 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive
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Kingston Digital Bundle Kit with Adapter Solid State Drive
- Get more life out of your computer and maximize your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. It’s the most cost-efficient way to dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system — and it’s less disruptive than migrating your data to a new system.
- SSDNow V300 features a SandForce controller customized for Kingston and optimized for next-generation Flash memory to deliver the utmost in quality and reliability from two leading SSD brands. Because it’s made with solid-state components and has no moving parts, it’s shock-proof and withstands drops and bumps.
- This SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads and is not intended for Server environments.
¹Based on 'out-of-box performance' using a SATA Rev. 3.0 motherboard. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. IOMETER Random 4k Random Read/Write is based on 8GB partition.
²Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at our website.
³Limited warranty based on 3 years or SSD 'Life Remaining,' which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (available on our website). A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). Check our website for details.
- Cost-effective system upgrade
- Makes your system more responsive
- Maximizes your computer investment
10x faster than a hard drive¹
With incredible read/write speeds, V300 will not only increase performance but can also be used to breathe new life into older systems.
SSDNow V300 is shock- and vibration-resistant for rugged reliability when used in notebooks and other computing devices.
V300 is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities² to suit anyone’s needs.
Ideal for desktops and notebooks
V300 is a 2.5-inch SSD in a 7mm form factor to fit in a wider array of systems. It’s ideal for slimmer notebooks or custom builds with limited space available.
HyperX Fury SSD
HyperX Savage SSD
|Application||Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives.||Powered by a four-channel Marvell controller for incredible speeds and higher performance compared to a mechanical hard drive.||Faster system boot up times, application loading and file execution. Allows for faster map and level load times in game with increased frames per second.||Ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system with quick transfer and edit of large media files.|
|Capacity²||120GB, 240GB, 480GB||120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB||120GB, 240GB, 480GB||120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB|
|Controller||2 Channel||Marvell 88SS1074||SandForce 2281||Phison S10|
|Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO)¹||120GB: 500MB/s / 320MB/s. 240GB: 500MB/s / 350MB/s. 480GB: 500MB/s / 450MB/s.||120GB: 550MB/s / 350MB/s. 240GB: 550MB/s / 490MB/s. 480GB: 550MB/s / 500MB/s. 960GB: 540MB/s / 500MB/s||500MB/s / 500MB/s||120GB: 560MB/s / 360MB/s. 240GB-960GB: 560MB/s / 530MB/s|
|Random 4k Read/Write¹||NA||120GB: 60,000/15,000 IOPS. 240GB: 70,000/25,000 IOPS. 480GB: 80,000/35,000 IOPS||120GB: 11,500/52,000 IOPS. 240GB: 22,000/41,000 IOPS. 480GB: 30,000/41,000 IOPS||120GB: 93,000/83,000 IOPS. 240GB: 93,000/89,000 IOPS. 480GB: 92,000/89,000 IOPS. 960GB: 97,000/89,000 IOPS|
|IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write¹||NA||120GB: 90,000/15,000 IOPS. 240GB: 90,000/25,000 IOPS. 480GB: 90,000/35,000 IOPS. 960GB: 90,000/50,000 IOPS||120GB: 84,000/52,000 IOPS. 240GB: 84,000/41,000 IOPS. 480GB: 73,000/28,000 IOPS||120GB: 100,000/84,000 IOPS. 240GB: 100,000/89,000 IOPS. 480GB: 100,000/88,000 IOPS. 960GB: 99,000/89,000 IOPS|
|Warranty³||Limited 3 years||Limited 3 years||Limited 3 years||Limited 3 years|
Revive Your Computer
Get more life out of your computer and maximize your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. It's the most cost-efficient way to dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system--and it's less disruptive than migrating your data to a new system.
SSDNow V300 is backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.
Kingston's SSDNow V300 is:
- Faster--improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
- Reliable--with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than traditional hard drives
- Economical--design is optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
- Convenient--all-in-one kits are available with all the components needed for a fast and easy installation
- Multiple capacities--up to 240GB, to fit your workload
- Silent--runs silent and cool
Dependable and durable
SSDNow V300 features an LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston and optimized for next-generation Flash memory to deliver the utmost in quality and reliability from two leading SSD brands. Because it's made with solid-state components and has no moving parts, it's shock-proof and withstands drops and bumps.
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|Data Transfer Rate||6||500 MB per second||750 MB per second||6 Mb per second||6||600 MB per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Components Other||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||250 GB||120 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||120||120||120||120||250||120|
|Hard-Drive Size||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||250 GB||120 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||—||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC||—||PC; Mac||PC||PC||PC|
|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 2.74 x 0.28 in||0.28 x 3.94 x 2.75 in||0.25 x 3.9 x 2.7 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.28 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||0.28 x 3.96 x 2.75 in|
|Item Weight||1.87 ounces||1.44 ounces||1.12 ounces||0.71 ounces||2.33 ounces||2.4 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||122,880 MB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||250 GB||120 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||450||—||—||—||540||1x|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||450||—||—||—||520||1x|
|Size||120GB||120GB||120 GB||120GB||250 GB||120GB|
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As of version 5.06, it is a total crapshoot if you will get a good drive manufactured in Taiwan or one from their other manufacturing sites in China. The mainland Chinese versions to put it nicely, don't even come close to the rated read/write speeds for this particular device, with write speeds falling from the advertised rate to a max of 240 mb/s on SATA III (device is officially rated at over 500 mb/s write speeds and the 5.05 version regularly achieves 540 mb/s).
There are similar warnings and whatnot about this issue about the drive on other sites, with some customers going so far as accusing Kingston of bait-n-switch after submitting the 5.05 to all of the review sites where it was benchmarked and scored numerous high marks and then almost immediately (within two months) releasing the 5.06 into the retail market.
Seems I found the real culprit after speaking with several SSD experts on various tech forums, get ready for a class action lawsuit Kingston. Here's the scam, Kingston switched to cheap asynchronous memory chips that don't run in parallel after the first few months of production.
That means single channel bandwidth instead of multiple channels like earlier v300 SSD's. Instead of running at 200mhz, its running at 66mhz. This effects read and write speeds enormously.
Kingston hid this fact by using solvent on the original labeling of the memory chips, then printed their own logo on top. Kingston does not manufacture any memory themselves. When SSD was shipped out for review it used quality Toshiba 19nm NAND but Kingston used solvent on chips labels and printed their own. This was odd, but the reason for it soon became obvious. After only a few months they switched to inferior quality chips with the same Kingston label.
NO OTHER SSD MANUFACTURER ERASES ORIGINAL NAND LABEL AND PRINTS THEIR OWN ON TOP!
This is FRAUD in my opinion and Kingston could very well be seeing a class action lawsuit coming there way for this stunt. Other SSD makers have tried this crap in the past and got busted. They were forced to RMA all the drives back to synchronous memory chips which cost much more.
Kingston switched to cheaper quality NAND without saying a word. Firmware for Sandforce SSD's cannot cause you to lose 70 percent of read and write speeds. Lesson learned, never buy anything from Kingston again, they are criminals.
I've used ATTO and Crystal and other performance utilities on this and other SSD drives I have. What I found was that this drive far under-performs every other SSD drive I have (about half as fast as my 128GB SSD that is almost 2 years old now) except with the ATTO benchmark Kingston requires. Why does Kingston require it? Probably because it uses highly compressible data and they have built the firmware/drive/controller combo to perform well with that one tool. Unfortunately, the real world doesn't use highly compressible data all the time nor does your operating system perform its functions just like ATTO. Most pictures, games, and other software already compress data and that will not perform well on this drive (as other perf utils show). I'll add a screen shot of my Crystal Benchmark performance (something I've always found consistent) for your personal comparison.