|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)
|Price:||$139.06 + $7.17 shipping|
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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.
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|Sold By||Sab Computer||Amazon.com||Triplenet Pricing INC||M Direct US||Silicon Power USA Inc||West Audio|
|Data Transfer Rate||6||500 MB per second||750 MB per second||6 Mb per second||6 Gb per second||750 MB per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Components Other|
|Digital Storage Capacity||120 GB||120 GB||128 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||120||120||120||120||120||120|
|Hard-Drive Size||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 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, laptop||PC||PC; Mac;Linux||PC; Mac|
|Item Dimensions||2.74 x 3.94 x 0.28 in||3.94 x 0.28 x 2.75 in||0.28 x 3.96 x 2.75 in||3.94 x 2.75 x 0.28 in||3.9 x 2.75 x 0.28 in||3.96 x 0.28 x 2.75 in|
|Item Weight||1.87 ounces||1.44 ounces||1 ounces||2 ounces||—||—|
|Memory Storage Capacity||122,880 MB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB||120 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||450||—||—||—||—||—|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||450||—||—||—||—||—|
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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.
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.