Kingston UV300 17

Kingston SSDNow UV300 240GB SSD

SKU: SUV300S37A/240G

Kingston’s UV300 solid-state drive is the perfect performance upgrade at a low price. It uses TLC NAND, the latest generation of SSD NAND storage, and is 10x faster than traditional hard drives2. It’s powered by a quad-core Phison S10 controller for incredible 550MB/s read and up to 510MB/s write2 speeds with both compressible and incompressible data and much faster boot times than a hard drive. With no moving parts, UV300 is shock-proof, withstands drops and bumps and is less likely to fail than a hard drive. It also consumes less energy and stays cooler.

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  • Model Kingston SSDNow UV300
    Form factor 2.5″
    Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
    Capacities 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
    Controller Phison S10
    Baseline Performance Phison S10 (?)
    Compressible Data Transfer
    (ATTO)
    120GB – 550MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
    240GB – 550MB/s Read and 490MB/s Write
    480GB – 550MB/s Read and 510MB/s Write
    Incompressible Data Transfer
    (AS-SSD and CrystalDisk Mark)
    120GB – 505MB/s Read and 280MB/s Write
    240GB – 510MB/s Read and 445MB/s Write
    480GB – 510MB/s Read and 495MB/s Write
    IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write 120GB – 95,000 IOPS and 13,000 IOPS
    240GB – 95,000 IOPS and 20,000 IOPS
    480GB – 95,000 IOPS and 26,000 IOPS
    Random 4k Read/Write 120GB – 64,000 IOPS and 12,000 IOPS
    240GB – 81,000 IOPS and 18,000 IOPS
    480GB – 81,000 IOPS and 25,000 IOPS
    PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score 120GB, 240GB, 480GB – 81,000
    PCMARK 8 Storage Bandwidth 120GB – 145MB/s
    240GB and 480GB – 165MB/s
    PCMARK 8 Storage Score 120GB –4,805
    240GB and 480GB – 4,860
    Anvil Total Score
    (Incompressible Workload)
    120GB – 2,600
    240GB – 2,950
    480GB – 3,740
    Power Consumption 0.1W Idle / 0.36W Avg / 1.26W (MAX) Read / 4.14W (MAX) Write
    Storage temperature -40°C~85°C
    Operating temperature 0°C~70°C
    Dimensions 100.0mm x 69.9mm x 7.0mm
    Weight 120GB, 240GB, 480GB – 52g
    Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
    Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
    Life expectancy 1 million hours MTBF
    Warranty/support Limited three-year warranty with free technical support
    Total Bytes Written (TBW) 120GB: 60TB
    240GB: 120TB
    480GB: 240TB
  • CDI 1
  • UV300 Sys Info
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From Hardware BBQ:

Taking everything into consideration, SanDisk Ultra II 240GB has a better random read and sequential/random write skills compared to the SSDNow UV300. Not a favourable position to be in. Ultra II is insignificantly cheaper, but it comes with three years warranty too but with better performance. UV300 needs to be priced lower so that it attracts buyers, especially for casual users who may not have a lot of write intensive tasks. Ultra II is pretty attractive for many types of users including gamers.

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