Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review

 

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD
benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random
at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly
than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD
benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test
data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied
from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few
data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an
application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real
application data being read and written to the SSD.

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Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta
at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this
article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA
analyser.

I will include a screenshot of the review
drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If
you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other
SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different
compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46%
    compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review
Kingston V300 240GB SSD (0 fill)

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Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review

Results
are based on the total highest score.

The Kingston V300 SSD gives a good result
in this test.


Application profile

Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review
Kingston V300 240GB SSD (application profile)

Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review
Results are based on the total highest score.

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Again on the second test the Kingston V300 delivers
a good performance.


100% incompressible

Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review
Kingston V300 240GB SSD (100% incompressible)

Kingston V300 240GB SSD Review
Results are based on the total highest score.

In the last test the Kingston V300 is again
giving a good result.

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Summary

Summarizing this test, we can clearly see
that the Kingston V300 is giving good performance, especially when we bear in
mind that the drive is designed to be an affordable upgrade.

 

Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….

 

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