|Item Weight||1.87 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.74 x 3.94 x 0.28 inches|
|Item model number||SV300S37A/120G|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|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.
|A400 SSD||UV400 SSD||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.
New in it's OEM plastic but external enclosure has no cover.
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Almost anyone with even moderate skills can install a SSD in a desktop PC but here a few tips that will smooth the process.
1. First, make sure your equipment is up to the task. That means SATA II or III system, with open sockets to plug this thing into (Look where your current hard drive is plugged into the motherboard or controller. There should be empty adjacent sockets). And an extra power lead from the power supply. Most desktops of the last 3 or 4 years are probably OK but open up the case and check before you order. Also make sure you understand how to get into the BIOS settings, since you will have fiddle with the boot order during the install. (In my case, press F1 during boot)
2. Save yourself a lot of time and just buy an SSD with enough capacity to cover whatever content is on your drive. I cannot stress this enough. That makes it super simple to clone the existing hard drive to the SSD with the included Arconis software and you will be up and running in a few minutes. I tried to go cheap and get a smaller drive and spent hours moving music, movies, pictures, etc onto an external hard drive. And uninstalling programs. And even then I struggled to get content down to the level needed to clone. Be aware that although the capacity of this drive is 240G, you will need to get your hard drive content down to about 220 or less to clone it. And don't forget to include all the extra partitions, etc. That became a major pain for me. Save yourself the trouble. Just buy the bigger capacity SSD. The time and aggravation it saves you is more than worth it.
3. If you insist on going cheap and downsizing, begin by downloading a program called WinDirStat, which is free at downdload.com and other sites. It will show you how much content is in each directory. That makes it easier to determine where huge amounts or content are hiding. Then you can easily reduce the content to the level you need. I had about given up on reducing content to the necessary levels until WinDirStat discovered a special directory the manufacturer used to store a complete backup of the original Windows 7 install and all included software and drivers. 45 gigs! Once I removed that, I was good to go.
4. Once you install the SSD and get it up and running, go to system settings and force it run a new Windows Experience Index. This apparently makes a few technical changes (Trim) that makes the SSD much faster. The cloning software also has this option but you can do in Windows and also immediately see the improvement in the speed of your hard drive. I went from the low 5s before to 7.6 after SSD installed (7.9 is the max score possible)
5. The mounting bracket that comes with this SSD kit can only be securely mounted if your drive cage allows drives to be mounted to the SIDE rails. Screws must come in from each side. My case had some odd BOTTOM mount setup (but thankfully had an open bay for second drive) and no holes lined up on the mounting bracked. Be prepared to improvise if the hard drive cage does not have correct configuration. Not a big deal. This thing is very light and could probably just hang loose inside the case. But if you want a proper install, this is something to be aware of.
The ATTO benchmark that Kingston uses is unrepresentative of a workload consisting of incompressible data (like audio or video editing).
Relying on a benchmark like that is like Ford saying their new engine with with two fewer cylinders will perform the same as their old one, but only on flat ground.
Referring to their benchmark sheet, scroll down and see the read/write rates at the bottom:
The older 120S drives clearly blow the 120As out of the water. Even WITH compressible data, the write/read speeds are not comparable to the pre-sandforce controller drives. Running a command that writes PURE ZEROS (highly compressible), I achieved write speeds of only 178mb/s (dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024k of=/Volumes/SSD/testfile count=2048).
The only reason this isn't illegal under consumer protection is because Kingston rates these drives using the ATTO benchmark, and "technically" they all meet spec. I have contacted Kingston customer support and I've requested a full refund.
If you do buy this drive expect about 240 MB/s sequential read, 150MB/s sequential write. Otherwise the drive is fine, works ok - It's just not the speed one expects from an SSD.
Compared to 550 MB/s claimed or minimum advertised 450 MB/s.
Sequential Read : 242.726 MB/s
Sequential Write : 152.034 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 229.235 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 134.299 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 17.977 MB/s [ 4389.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 44.686 MB/s [ 10909.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 118.744 MB/s [ 28990.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 133.951 MB/s [ 32703.0 IOPS]
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I used this one in a 5 year old Toshiba laptop. I put a clean operating system on it too and the laptop was not only twice as fast as when it was new, it was also faster than a lot of non SSD laptops for sale today.
It comes in hassle free packaging and includes a spacer which stops it from rattling about in some laptops.
As well as speeding up your PC, this should help improve battery life on laptops and also because it has no moving parts it it isn't vulnerable to damage from knocks and bumps. That is particularly useful in laptops.
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any laptop a couple of years old will gain a lot of speed if you swap out the existing hard drive for one of these
be aware - this has limited space - the 120GB will drop to around 110GB once formatted.
Install Windows 10 on (30-40GB) will leave you around 60-70GB of space for your data - which is enough for many
you can get software that will clone the exiting drive in your computer and copy that to the new hard drive - just make sure you have not used more that 100GB of space before you try with this device.
So experiencing a few SSD’S throughout the past and ordering about 3x of this product cause I known that it’s worth its value for the storage and speed of the price and saved me a lot! I’ve bought at one point for my business PC, one for my laptop and one for a client and they’ve worked really well and never have I ever ran into any issues with this SSD.
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The SSD Other all is great and all thin lightweight (well you wouldn’t really expect it to be heavy as it is overall just memory chips inside all together at the end of the day) and for whenever I got to install it into any build I never have any problems with this specific product or any products from Kingston!
I know that Kingston is a legit well successful business and that other all I’d rather buy an SSD or any computer equipment for either me or any of my clients that I’d be legit from a company which I know myself or from what I’ve heard good reviews about and from myself and a bit of research I know that Kingston is a very known company for high quality performance products and well structured.
The Delivery is always very quick from Kingston so If you’re expecting it very soon, You’ll be amazed on how good the derlivery is fast and quick I couldn’t berlive It :0
This disk was installed in a laptop that was previously booting in 1 minute and 10 seconds, having replaced the drive for the Kingston Drive and reloaded the Operating System, the same laptop then reached the desktop from a cold start in just 35 seconds. Once the old data from the laptop was copied back to the new drive access to the photographs and documents was certainly a lot quicker and file searches too were much faster.
The upgraded machine was given a whole new lease of life and this particular drive in my opinion excellent value for money at this price point. If you considering a solid state drive then remember to check the total volume of data on the old disk including the Operating System and buy the size of Solid State Drive that will meet your needs today and allow for more data to be added in the future. There are other solid state drives that cost considerably more than this Kingston Drive which are faster, hence I scored this 4 stars, however with speeds this fast for a typical home user the Kingston will give you the boost needed to breath new life into your laptop and in my opinion offers good value for money.
This being the first time i have had to deal with a dead hard drive and my laptop out of warranty there were a few nerves at the beginning , but it was so easy to replace the hard drive. Took the power cable out , battery off and one screw out to get at the service bay.
Pulled the cable off and removed hard drive and took off this blue rubber thing that was surrounding the hard drive , popped new kingston ssd in the blue rubber thing and popped the cable back in and replaced the service cover with the one screw and i was done. Simple.
Putting windows 10 on it was so fast ( longest part was file copying ).
Huge improvement on speed as you would expect and as i'm not a power user this drive is perfect for my needs.
Windows boots in seconds , and i mean seconds to the desktop.
This meets my expectations , cheap and fast giving new confidence and a smile at this nearly 3 year old laptop.
Its not common and if you shut down and power off your machine fully each time it does not seem to do it, its only when actually restarting/resetting (normally from an update). It did not do it often but it was enough to annoy me to swap brands to a samsung as a boot drive, now I never get the issue, however as a slave drive they are a great low cost ssd for installing and playing games from.
I am planning on buying another as need more space for games.(some of these modern games are huge)
231 SSD_Life_Left 0x0000 100 100 011 Old_age Offline
100 is the current status. (The drive is usable from 100 down to 011, when it needs replacing.) So it has hardly worn at all. Hopefully there should be several years of useful life in it.
Also, it was easy to fit. (Only one screw needed to be undone, a panel prised open, the old drive removed, the new one put in, the panel snapped back in and screwed down again. It took less than 2 minutes.)
"There is a compatibility problem between older Macbook and Macbook pros with SATA II ports and LSI (Sandforce) based SSDs. There is no update a user can download to resolve this at this time".
Basically they're saying they don't know what the problem is and cannot be bothered to fix it. However to me I feel conned at not being able to maximise the performance of the SSD I paid for, so I will be returning this and purchasing the Samsung EVO 240 which I read does not have this incompatibility issue with older macbook pro's.
Both of my laptops and base units now have SSD's and have for some years.
If you have a base unit i would recommended you have a 128GB or above for the OS/Programs only, and standard internal disks for data, movies, pictures, music etc. (If the OS crashes your data is safe) standard disks are cheap so i would buy two and using something like (SyncToy) which is free to synchronize both disks (just in case one of your storage disks breaks)
I've worked in the IT field for many years and in my experience one of the biggest performance enhancements you can make to a system is swapping to an SSD.
I purchased this solid state drive to place my operating system onto, so as to speed up the boot times of my desktop in comparison to my 7200RPM hard-drive. Introducing it into my current set-up was easy and trouble-free, and took hardly any time at all. Due to the size, I have also got a few items such as essential programs on the drive, which all boot up quicker than I ever expect!
Be warned that it does not come with any screws or a 3.5" converter (although these aren't advertised so why would it!)
After kingston is a very reliable brand and its nice to be sure about your OS ssd.
Definitely would recommend for anyone who needs a budger ssd without the need to store a lot of applications.
With my old HDD taking up to 5 minutes to boot into Window and initiate all my programs, this SSD boosted the overall performance of my machine and reduces the boot-up time to mere 30-40 seconds.
I am very glad with my purchase, especially as the drive was very inexpensive. (£34.98 - 18 Jan 2016.)
Buying this drive for my system was the best choice to boost the speed performance.