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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
Height
7mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
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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  • Sherwin B.
  • 7/21/2014 5:20:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent! Great SSD for an upgrade!

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

Pros: For the price, i bought it on sale at newegg. I like the packaging the drive itself doesn't feel like some cheap device. Casing is sturdy.

Upgraded my laptop using Macrium and I didn't have any issues with it.

Cons: None for now. It is still working as far as I can tell. No issues setting up.

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  • Ben P.
  • 7/21/2014 5:08:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

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

Pros: Excellent performance, replaces mechanical drives by force.

Cons: Writes feel a little slow.

Other Thoughts: Purchased to replace the mechanical drive in a 2 year-old mid range laptop. It was like having a new machine - for those owners (especially in laptops) of mechanical drives, there is really no reason not to upgrade. No bad sectors or performance degradation after a year.

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  • Alan A.
  • 7/21/2014 7:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNever Buy from Kingston

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

Pros: Cheap, but there is a reason!

Cons: These people DO NOT stand by their warranty. You call them and they dont call you back. Then after you badger them, they will exchange your product and take your warranty away for a month warranty!

Other Thoughts: I wont ever buy from this company again. Most every company I have dealt with will go above and beyond for your business, but not Kingston, they dont care. They got your money, and they are in control from that point on. I love the EGG, but never Kingston again

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the poor experience with our warranty process. Technical Support is available 6AM-6PM Pacific M-F while our RMA/Warranty department is available 7AM-5PM Pacific M-F. Typically, if a voice message is left with a contact phone number, we would return the call the next business day. Email requests are typically responded to in 1-2 business days depending on volume. As for the warranty period, generally with limited warranty products such as the V300's three year warranty, the warranty period begins on the date of purchase and would end three years from that date. The remainder of that warranty period would be applied to the replacement drive as long as a proof of purchase is provided. There may have been some confusion in the process and one of our warranty representatives may be able to clear things up for you at 800-337-3719. For complete warranty terms, please see: http://www.kingston.com/us/company/warranty
For any further technical assistance, 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.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 6:11:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSystem Boot Fail Twice

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

Pros: Coming from a 5400 rpm HDD, this SSD was significantly faster and for the time that it worked it gave me 15s boots.

Cons: Runs cool and well while it worked. However, i do not enjoy living in the fear of knowing my system could fail at any moment.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the V300 SSD. We are here to help and can replace the faulty drive under it's three year warranty. All of our products go through 100% testing to ensure quality and reliability, as detailed here: http://www.kingston.com/us/company/testing . Even so, all electronic components have a small chance of failure. As we stand by all of our products, the drive can be replaced under warranty. It is highly unlikely to experience any issues with a replacement drive. For assistance, 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.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Steve A.
  • 7/20/2014 4:08:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMuch faster than my HDD

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

Pros: I was worried after reading through the reviews about this SSD, but took a shot anyways. At $50 you can't beat the price, so I thought it would be worth the risk, and boy was it! Windows 8 boots in 13 sec with a Core i5 and 8gb dual channel RAM. I had Window 8 installed, set up and running in less than 20 minutes.

Cons: None as of yet.

Other Thoughts: Assuming it has a relatively long life span, this SSD is well worth the money. I have seen a drastic improvement in boot times and loading games.

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  • James P.
  • 7/16/2014 9:48:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 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: For $50 totally worth it. Anything more than that I would get a bigger SSD

Cons: Wish it was bigger

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  • Frederick B.
  • 7/15/2014 8:11:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI find something that isnt entry level thanks

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

Pros: boots fast and holds win7 OS with updates and patches.

Cons: not impressed! first ssd not impressed at all!! reinstalled into wifes comp after testing and benching,but I'm not going to let this from trying others. but not at an entry level (never heard of such a thing) being an entry price I can understand but performance you lost me. That's like having a corvette with a 1L 3 cyl. engine, sure it looks fast and goes down the road but that's not what I bought!!!

Other Thoughts: I have been doing this for a long time. look at the all the responds and do a little more research before making a final purchase, Also if this an entry level It should be mentioned in your specs, details or somewhere not on a tech saying, SO THAT NON-ENTRY LEVEL BUYERS WILL NOT BE BUYING THEN TOLD AFTER THE FACT, or buy @ all.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the misunderstanding of the V300 drive. The V300 is advertised as an economical upgrade from a HDD while our fastest SSD offering is our HyperX 3K SSD. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you if the V300 is not performing to its specifications, fully detailed here: http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/sv300s3_us.pdf . For any further assistance, 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.

Thank you for choosing Kingston.

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  • Catherine L.
  • 7/14/2014 8:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

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

Pros: Read speeds are about as shown. Inexpensive, eggcellent bang for the buck.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It works really well, It only sustained writes about about 130-140 MBps not the 540 it shows on specs, but most are that way.

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  • Todd M.
  • 7/10/2014 9:52:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo awesome

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

Pros: 59 bucks !!! Made my 5 year old Viao run like new again !!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Laptop boots in 20 seconds instead of 1 min.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/10/2014 4:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShell-shocked.

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

Pros: I haven't had any issues with this SSD whatsoever, I bought two of them on 7/7/2014 and both are working perfectly right out if the box.

Cons: Didn't come with screws for chassis mounting

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