Kingston Digital recently began shipping the next generation of its most cost-effective SSDNow V Series solid-state drive, the Kingston SSDNow V300. This drive series is powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 Flash Storage Processor (FSP) that has been customized for Kingston, and optimized for industry-leading 19nm NAND Flash memory to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s. Read on to see how this drive performs on our storage drive test system!
Even though the read/write specifications by Kingston show 450MB/s performance for each, we were able to blow that out of the water on the ATTO benchmark by hitting speeds close to 100MB/s higher. However, we know that benchmark represents the best case scenario, especially for SandForce drives. When we moved to the benchmarks that use incompressible data we saw write speeds at sub 200MB/s and the read speeds meeting specification. Again, this is expected with the SF-2281 controller and represents some of the worst case scenarios. The true performance lies somewhere in between which is why we run our real world tests that showed the V300 to be no slouch against some of the best drives on the market...
Article Title: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2097/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $109.99 shipped for the bare drive