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Thursday, December 06, 2012
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review

1. Features, specifications

We have in our labs Kingston's latest solid-state drives (SSDs) for PCs and laptops, the SSDNow V300 Series. Designed to replace the existing SSDNow V200 models, the V300 should offer sequential read and write speeds of around 450MB/s - somewhere between five and 10 times faster than a traditional mechanical hard drive.

The V300 SSDs use a customized LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller, along with 19nm NAND flash memory components for storing the data.

Based on a 2.5-in form factor, the V300 Series is available in 60GB, 120GB and 250GB capacities as either a bare drive or as an upgrade kit which includes a caddy, mounting bracket and software for transferring data from an existing hard drive or SSD.

Specifications

     
Performance 60 GB 120 GB 240 GB
Sequential Reads 450 MB/s 450 MB/s 450 MB/s
Sequential Writes 450 MB/s 450 MB/s 450 MB/s
Random 4k Read IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS
Random 4k Write IOPS 60,000 IOPS 55,000 IOPS 43,000 IOPS
PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite score 39,000 49,000 57,000
Physical
Usable Capacities (IDEMA) 60GB, 120GB, 240GB
NAND Components  
Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
Form Factor 2.5 Inch
NAND Controller LSI SandForce
Weight 86g
Dimensions (L x W x H) 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm

Reliability/Protection  

Total Bytes Written (TBW)*

*How much total data can be written to an SSD for a given workload before the
drive reaches its endurance limits.

60GB: 32TB
120GB: 64TB
240GB: 128TB
MTBF 1 million hours MTBF

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

Service & Support Three-year warranty with free technical support

  60 GB 120 GB 240 GB
Part Numbers SV300S37A/60G (stand-alone drive) SV300S37A/120G (stand-alone drive) SV300S37A/240G (stand-alone drive)
SV300S3D7/60G (Desktop upgrade kit) SV300S3D7/120G (Desktop upgrade kit) SV300S3D7/240G (Desktop upgrade kit)
SV300S3N7A/60G (Notebook upgrade kit) SV300S3N7A/120G (Notebook upgrade kit) SV300S3N7A/240G (Notebook upgrade kit)
SV300S3B7A/60G (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit) SV300S3B7A/120G (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit) SV300S3B7A/240G (Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit)




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