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Kingston Technology 120 GB Solid State Drive 2.5 inch V300 SATA 3

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  • Faster - improves speed of loading applications and system boot up^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^Multiple capacities to fit your workload

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Size Name: 120GB | Style Name: Standalone

Product Information

Size: 120GB | Style Name: Standalone
Technical Details
BrandKingston Technology
Item Weight54 g
Product Dimensions7 x 10 x 0.7 cm
Item model numberSV300S37A/120G
SeriesSV300S37A/120G V300
ColorBlack
Form Factor2.5 inch
Screen Size2.5 inches
RAM Size120 GB
Hard Drive Size120 GB
Wattage1 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB00A1ZTZOG
Best Sellers Rank 177 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product Description

Size Name:120GB  |  Style Name:Standalone

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. 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) 180MB/s Read and 133MB/s Write speed.

    Box Contains

    1 x Solid State Drive
    Installation Manual


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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 60GB Verified Purchase
    [...]

    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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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 120GB Verified Purchase
    Like many people posted - the new version of the drive switched to slower memory chips and is nowhere near advertised speeds. This is not an acceptable practice Kingston!
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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 240GB Verified Purchase
    These drives were originally really good - fast, reliable, and at a good price. HOWEVER; Kingston has changed out some of the components they used in the original drive - trying to hide it by keeping the same product name and not telling anyone. The newer versions are rubbish - performance has more than halved! Avoid the V300 drives like the plague, you can't get hold of the good old versions anymore. Kingston you are risking your reputation pulling a stunt like this - how long did you think it would be before people noticed that their drives were half the speed of what you promised!?

    I ordered one, and then found out from a friend; fortunately there was no problem returning it unopened. Didn't even have to pay for the return shipping! (That's why I'm giving one star rather than zero)

    As an alternative, I recommend Crucial MX100 series. They are a similar price but (at least) twice the performance; and you don't feel like you've been ripped off.
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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 120GB Verified Purchase
    Slower write speeds than my HDD?! Tested with Crystaldiskmark and HDTune, check out the results in images attached. Read/write speeds do not come close to the advertised 450mb/s (read never higher than 400mb/s and max write 140mb/s). To put this in perspective my ageing 3TB HDD has write speeds of around 160mb/s (see images attached).

    Only after installing and testing the drives myself did I learn about Kingston and their false advertising about product specs. I have a 2 year old Samsung 840 which still gives a consistent 550mb/s read/write in all software I've used to test it. Stupidly I bought two of these Kingstons to use in raid0 but given they write slower than a traditional HDD I'll be returning them for Samsung, Sandisk, or other manufacturer I know to be trustworthy (Sandisk do the Ultra II range for the same price as these Kingstons, but those drives actually to perform as intended).

    I will never buy anything from Kingston again and will implore others to do the same.
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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 120GB Verified Purchase
    Installed this disk for my Windows 8 laptop and was disappointed with the performance improvements over my regular HDD. Did some benchmarking and found out that my sequential read performance was topping out at around 176 MB/s instead of the 470 MB/s or so it gets in benchmarks when you look at the reviews of this product. Have found out that Kingston have swapped out all of their synchronous NAND from the original product and swapped it for far cheaper slower asynchronous NAND and that I'm stuck with this poor performance. Wish I'd spent the extra £10 for a Samsung or maybe a Corsair drive.

    Very dishonest by Kingston, I will no be buying any of their products again.
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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 120GB Verified Purchase
    You buy a new Ferrari.
    The car salesman tells you it can go 250MPH.
    You go home, you can't wait to try the car.
    Turns out it can only actually go 80MPH, just like the ford mondeo that it replaced.
    You ring up the car company and complain.
    Turns out Ferrari replaced the V8 engine with the cheapest engine they could find, and didn't think they should tell anyone.
    Apparently this is an okay think to do.

    TL;DR: Kingston is ****

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand
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    Style Name: StandaloneSize: 120GB
    Complete Rip Off
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    Style Name: BundleSize: 120GB Verified Purchase
    They say ignorance is bliss and id agree. I happened to stumble across the review on reduced performance so out of interest I downloaded the benchmark tool , checked the firmware , which is 521 and whilst I was pleased with installing my first SSD and saw an improvement over my HDD I now feel disappointed. The benchmark shows poor performance compared to posted results I've seen on the web. My setup is a couple year old Asus Mobo with an I5 and sata 2 so not sloppy but admittedly more of a good middling than high end desktop
    So I have to agree with one of the techies on Overclockers.com in that the vast majority of us are not inclined to undertake specific examinations of the products we buy. We tend to trust the supplier. I had my own retail business for many years and the general view is that for every 1 displeased customer they'll go tell 13 others and that will cascade ..
    I accept that the SSD performance is far better than the HDD but now its not about performance but the attitude of the company. I don't like being treated like a fool so I wont recommend this company to anyone and if asked ill point to reviews and others can make their own mind up. Its Sad really.. Kingston had a good reputation
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