The Kingston’s v300 solid state drive is yet another v-series member of the SSDNow brand lineup. It uses an LSI SandForce SF-2281controller customized for Kingston and 19nm Toggle-Mode Multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash chips with its power consumption ranging from 0.640W idle to 2.052 with load. Currently Kingston offers the v300 in three storage capacities 60GB, 120GB and 240GB.
The 60GB drive claims sequential read speeds of up to 450MB/s, maximum sequential write speeds of 450 MB/s and random 4KB read/write of up to 85,000/60,000 IOPS.
The 120GB drive claims 450MB/s sequential read speeds, 450MB/s sequential write speeds and random 4KB read/write of up to 85,000/55,000 IOPS.
The 240GB drive claims 450MB/s sequential read speeds, 450MB/s sequential write speeds, random 4KB read/write of up to 85,000/43,000 IOPS.
Kingston offers a three year warranty, free technical support, proven reliability and these together with a cost effective performance of less than a dollar per GB makes it appealing to first time and ordinary SSD owners.
Kingston v300 review shows that poor effective speed is the major problem with this sandforce based drive. It loses speeds in random reads/writes or while working with compressed data.