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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. SV300S37A/120G

General

Brand
Kingston
Series
SSDNow V300 Series
Model
SV300S37A/120G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Interface
SATA III
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Height
7mm
Weight
86g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 450 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 450 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 55,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Fast - 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive

High Quality - features an LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston

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

Convenient - all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation

Multiple capacities - to fit your workload

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.640W
Power Consumption (Active)
1.423 W Read / 2.052 W Write
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Vibration Resistance
Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jason G.
  • 4/21/2014 2:51:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfast

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, fast, fast

Cons: You will regret not getting a hard drive with more disk space

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2014 6:28:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMore questions for Jewel

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: None

Cons: The hardware lottery continues.

Other Thoughts: "Jewel wrote: The V300 has not been switched to solely asynchronous NAND"

Are we supposed to interpret this as a positive thing? Not being able to assess what product we might receive is not a positive thing.

Jewel wrote: "...you are unsatisfied with it's working performance, we will work with you to find a resolution under our warranty policy."

Does this include swapping our current drive with a synchronous model?

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  • MARK K.
  • 4/17/2014 3:51:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Nice packaging.

Cons: Ordered qty 2. Did not get any installation kits.

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  • laurentiu p.
  • 4/17/2014 2:42:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD ... so far

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I like it. Works good so far... I have OCZ which I love it!

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Great for the money I got it in sell for $65.99

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  • david M.
  • 4/17/2014 1:10:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat!

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: gave my gaming pc the boost it needed! great speed. go ahead and get another hard drive to store files on, but use this for the os. :)

Cons: none.

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  • Brett J.
  • 4/15/2014 11:06:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away from this SSD

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price?

Cons: As another reviewer stated "The switch to asynchronous NAND from synchronous NAND was made after months of reviews (both professional and amateur) had established this as an excellent product." The performance of this drive is severely hampered compared to that of more favorable reviews. It's the same model but the hardware has changed.

Other Thoughts: TL;DR Yes it's an SSD, but you won't get typical SSD performace if you receive the model with 5.06 firmware. Also take note: Non-refundable - Limited Replacement Only Return Policy. Don't get stuck with this drive like I have.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support and would like to offer some clarification. The V300 has not been switched to solely asynchronous NAND and the firmware version does not reflect which type of NAND is used in it. This drive model is designed to balance performance and entry level price, to do this we have sourced both synchronous and asynchronous NAND giving the V300 a varied build. Despite the hardware difference the V300 meets our advertised specifications of 450MB/s read/write in ATTO benchmark. For a better understanding of the V300 model's overall performance we have created the V300 Benchmark Brief. We have also updated our datasheet to also include incompressible data benchmarks (AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark) on the asynch version which gives a 'worst case scenario' on data transfer rates. This information and more can be found here: http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/products?model=sv300s3 .
We stand by all of our products and if the drive is not performing properly or you are unsatisfied with it's working performance, we will work with you to find a resolution under our warranty policy. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Dale S.
  • 4/15/2014 3:13:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME SSD

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: FAST DIVE, RELIABLE, NEWEGG SPECIAL DEAL $65.00 WOW!

Cons: SIZE 120 GB. WORKS FOR THE PRICE!

Other Thoughts: BUY THESE SSD DRIVES, GREAT WARRANTY. FUTURE OF HARD DRIVES!

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  • Eric M.
  • 4/14/2014 5:57:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot the same drive that was sent to reviewers.

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: 90MB/s sustained write, 150MB/s sustained read speeds. The unit sent to review sites did 300-500MB/s. Bait-n-switch IMO.

Other Thoughts: There's nothing wrong with my system, that's the speed of the drive doing regular file transfers (big files). I have a Toshiba 19nm enterprise drive that does 500MB/s read/write speeds no problem on this same system.

Sour taste in my mouth on this product from Kingston. I'm not going to fuss over it with them, I can live with the drive for $60, but buyer beware. This is a slow SSD by todays standards, very slow. (My 4 year old mechanical 7200rpm drive has better write speeds).

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 9:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Did what I needed and super fast too

Cons: none

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  • Travis N.
  • 4/10/2014 4:11:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBAD!

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: NONE

Cons: This thing is slow and I mean sloooow getting these SSDs is like playing the slots you either get one that runs at the rated speeds or most likely you get one that can't even get over 200mb/s avoid these just get a samsung evo or something that cost just about the same...jeez never again will I buy from kingston

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support and would like to offer our assistance. The V300 drive should perform at 450MB/s in ATTO Benchmark. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you to determine what is causing the slow speeds. If the drive is not performing to it's advertised specifications, it can be replaced under warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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