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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

( 4.6 Average / 65 Ratings )




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SATA 6 Gb/s



Form Factor


SSD Controller

Sandforce SF-2281

NAND Flash Type






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Mojitoman 7 points 19 months ago
from completed build Jack the Ripper

Was fooled by Kingston's solid reputation, this SSD does not match up to its similarly priced competition.

Mojitoman 8 points 17 months ago
from completed build Jack the Ripper vol. 2

Was fooled by Kingston's solid reputation, this SSD does not match up to its similarly priced competition.

mintycosmo 7 points 17 months ago
from completed build Fairly Xhilarating

At it's current price, decent but far from the best. You're better off with a samsung ssd 850 evo or a sandisk extreme pro.

The transfer rates seem a bit lower than advertised. If you're tight on money though you won't be disappointed, especially if you're upgrading from an HDD.

One thing to note if you're a new SSD owner when you purchase this. Run only you're operating system and maybe 1 or 2 games that might benefit from it... like world of warcraft (you will see a difference in performance for a game like this). IF you're uncertain of what games might run better with an SSD, google it.

SSDs will not give you an increase otherwise, in-game wise, providing only a faster load speed to get in game. So keep your HDD for most games, media files, etc.

giftedpenguin 71 points 16 months ago
from completed build Black Rose

The difference between having an OS on a standard hard drive and having it on an SSD is ridiculous. Currently running Windows 10 with Fast Boot enabled, and all cores used for boot through msconfig, I am able to see my desktop in ~8s from pushing the power button. On top of that, 240GB is plenty for OS and programs.

keepitwarm 15 points 15 months ago
from completed build Yellow lunchbox

Speedy woosh woosh. Its a thin drive, that comes with an optional plastic frame to make it a bit thicker if needs be. Helps the machine boot from off in about 6 seconds, install times are a dream.

Arrishenn 25 points 13 months ago
from completed build Iron Cube (First Build)

Got it for a great price but didnt realize how slow it was, wish I got a different ssd instead

nino_zh 17 points 12 months ago
from completed build Shoe-box

cheap and fast

Delegus612 6 points 12 months ago
from completed build The Bloody Arc

Relatively cheap and very quick. OS boot from unplugged start is about 13 seconds, read and write speed are around advertised speeds, no complaints. Losing a star because of the hoops I had to jump with firmware in order to get it to run correctly. When it was first installed it was as slow as a normal HDD.

KaziproductionsHD 7 points 11 months ago
from completed build Buraq


mikedopanda 13 points 9 months ago

Ok, I know. This is not the fastest, or the best drive that you can buy. But I had them and bought them as part of a really good Shell Shocker deal from Newegg (of which now they can be found at that price every day, so really wasn't that much of deal lol). However, they were affordable, from a highly reputable brand and have been performing great since I got them (crazy number of Amazon reviews too :p). Read and write speeds averaging in the high 150MB/s. 4-Stars because it's not a Samsung EVO