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Kingston Technology 240GB Solid State Drive V300 SATA 3 Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter

by Kingston
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)



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  • Fast - up to 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive^High Quality - features an LSI SandForce controller customised for Kingston^Reliable - with no moving parts, solid state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives^Economical - design optimised to make migrating to an SSD more affordable^Convenient - all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation
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Kingston Technology 240GB Solid State Drive V300 SATA 3 Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter + Akasa AK-HDA-03 2.5-3.5 inch SSD/HDD Adapter + Kingston Technology 240GB Solid State Drive 2.5-inch V300 SATA 3
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight440 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberSV300S3B7A/240G
SeriesSV300S3B7A/240G V300
ColorGrey
RAM Size245760 MB
Hard Drive Size240 GB
Wattage1 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB00ADHNAR0
Best Sellers Rank 8,872 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight499 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2012
  
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Product Description

SSDNow V300

Revive Your Computer

Get more life out of your computer and maximise 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 another system. SSDNow V300 is backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive
Based on PCMark Vantage, Advanced Edition HDD Test Suite
Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive
Make your system more responsive and maximise your computer investment. View larger

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 optimised 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 480GB, to fit your workload
  • Silent -- runs silent and cool

Dependable and Durable

SSDNow V300 features an LSI SandForce controller customised for Kingston and optimised 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.

Features Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) 450MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write speed and Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark) 191MB/s Read and 142MB/s Write speed.

Box Contains

1 x SSD Drive 2.5" USB enclosed
hard drive cloning software (CD)4
installation video (DVD)
7mm to 9.5mm adapter


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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete Rip Off 10 Feb 2014
Style Name:Standalone|Size Name:120GB
I bought one these in January and it was the 506a version (made in taiwan) and is not much better than a normal hdd, when using "AS SSD benchmark software" it is reporting it at 175mb read speed nowhere near 450mb. And reading forums it looks like all versions later than the 505a are the same and while there is a slight improvement to my boot times it is not worth it. I dont think i'll ever buy anything from Kingston again as this looks like a bit of a scam as they release a really good drive and get great reviews and then change the product completely.
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283 of 286 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! Reduced performance of newer drives 30 Jan 2014
Style Name:Standalone| Size Name:60GB|Verified Purchase
Please excuse the technical nature of this review:

There are primarily two types of NAND flash which is used in SSDs, synchronous and asynchronous. Drives using the superior synchronous NAND typically have twice the read/write performance of those with the older asynchronous NAND (when compared clock-for-clock). The V300 (as initially manufactured and reviewed by many websites) used the faster synchronous NAND, but Kingston have recently changed the product to use the slower (and cheaper) asynchronous NAND. The change was confirmed by Kingston on 16 January 2014:

"We use NAND from various manufacturers both synchronous and asynchronous. The first revision you have is made with synchronous and the second asynchronous."

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457629/psa-about-the-kingston-v300-ssd-probable-foul-play-by-kingston/10#post_21596200

Tests are showing the newer V300 drives are performing at less than half the speed of the earlier V300s. Kingston are using inflated results from benchmarking software which is sympathetic to the dynamic data-compression used by the SandForce controller in the V300 to claim that the new drives still meet their "on the box" performance claims. Whilst technically correct, the real-world performance of the newer drives is significantly reduced compared to the earlier versions of the drives.

The Kingston V300 in its initial form (as I purchased four months ago) was a genuine five-star product, but this new incarnation (along with the associated deception) is simply a mediocre SSD trading off the reviews of the original drive.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sketch Move Kingston 10 Jan 2014
Style Name:Standalone|Size Name:120GB
This SSD is meant to have a read/write speed of up to 450MB/s according to the specs on the kingston website.

However it seems that Kingston have changed the NAND chips inside this SSD and it now tops out at about 150MB/s.

I received one with the model number 506ABBF0 it seems those with the model number 505ABBF1 are unaffected.

It looks like Kingston has switched from synchronous to asynchronous flash causing a huge drop in performance that is vastly different from the manufacturers specs.

Take a read of the below.
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kingston 240GB SSD 25 Nov 2012
By Vinay TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Personal Computers
Not many reviews around for this item, so I thought I'd write one. Purchased during the black friday sale, this was delivered within four days (using the free delivery option!)

For background info, Kingston make three main series of SSD drives - V200, V+200 and HyperX. The first two are labelled as Consumer drives, and HyperX is for Enthusiasts. Confusingly, the V+200 also makes an appearance in the business drive category. The V+200 has upgraded speeds compared to V200, so you should always look for the V+ designation. My reason for choosing this was the special offer price and also the fact that Kingston use Intel/Micron chips in their drives.

The drive was marked SVP200S37A/240G and is 7mm high. The drive shell is built from metal and feels very sturdy, weight is just over 100g. Also in the pack was a rectangular plastic pad which can be attached to the drive to allow its height to be increased to 9.5mm high. Note that if you pay a few more pounds for the "kit" version of this product, you'll get an external USB drive enclosure, cables and software to allow cloning of an existing system. I didn't need that since I was planning on a fresh install (many SSD reviews suggest that doing a fresh install will ensure that Windows is set up correctly for SSDs, whereas cloning an old setup might not).

On my Thinkpad T400, Windows 7 installed on the SSD in under 30 mins. Boot times are now under 20 seconds compared to just over 2 minutes previously - this is on a system with only the OS and MS Office loaded. The weight of the SSD is slightly lower than the drive it replaced and power consumption is lower as well, so there are other benefits from the upgrade.
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best upgrade to a PC. 27 Mar 2013
By Mr. D. J. Brindle VINE VOICE
Style Name:Standalone| Size Name:120GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I am a PC builder and enthusiast and have over 10 years experience of building, upgrading and maintaining computer systems. Put simply; if you have a reasonable computer (with a relatively modern processor and enough RAM for windows to run comfortably) a solid state drive, like this one offers the most noticeable upgrade to performance for your money.

Sure, this Kingston V300 model isn't the absolute fastest out there. But, compared to the mechanical drives that the majority of computers still use, this is measurably faster in all areas and comes at a very reasonable price. In real world use, you will notice a massive difference. It does this by using solid state memory in the device (rather like a large memory card) rather than the magnetic, mechanical moving parts of older drives.

Installing the drive couldn't be easier if you're reasonably proficient at plugging and unplugging things inside your computer. It takes standard SATA data and power connections, and is backwards compatible with SATA 2 if your motherboard isn't SATA 3 enabled. In the real world, the difference between 2 and 3 is negligible in my experience anyway.

Once you've installed Windows (or whatever OS you use) on to this drive (presuming you intend to use it as your system drive - definitely the thing to do) you'll find that from pressing the power button on your PC to it being in a usable desktop state will be around 25 to 30 seconds at the very, very most. Any programmes you install on it, and Windows itself, open near-instantly with no delay and it really will turn a PC into something which is a pleasure to use, not something you have to wait to catch up.

The drive scores the maximum score on the Windows Performance Index; 7.9.
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