Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Review (Page 10 of 10)

Page 10 - Conclusion

Ahh, biased figures. I am rather tempted to say that the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GFB is slow, because it is rated at 'only' 450MB/s read, 450MB/s write, and 85,000 IOPS by the manufacturer -- but what gives? As I have mentioned earlier in the introduction of this review, this is no different than me implicitly saying someone as fat because they are 90% of my weight, when in reality, you can be five inches shorter than me at that figure, and still be considered to be skinny. Of course, being a skinny Asian guy in Electrical Engineering and all, I would have a much better chance getting 90% in a university course than to lift 90% of my body weight, but that's another story. The thing is, after using the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB and bringing it through our standard battery of benchmarks, I do not believe we are suffering from a case of biased figures. In fact, I think we are suffering from a case of underrated figures. This SF-2281 powered drive delivers surprising good performance across the board, and well beyond the 450MB/s figure from Kingston. Peaking at 556.6MB/s read and 534.2MB/s write in ATTO, as well as consistently finishing in the upper levels against compared solid state drives, the Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB is certainly no slouch. With a price tag of about $110 at press time for the bare drive, or $120 for the desktop or notebook bundle, this SSD is, without question, competitive in both price and performance. Tack on its thin 7mm form and great upgrade kit bundle, this SSDNow V300 a case that is hard to argue against.

Kingston provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

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The Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB is a competitive solid state drive in both price and performance.

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Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 3.0.1.0
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion