WARNING: Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD



An Update to Kingston SSDNow V300: A Switch to Slower Micron NAND

If you are a forum active or a recent buyer of Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD, there is a chance that you're aware of its performance issues. In short, users have been reporting lower performance (up to 300MB/s difference in AS-SSD sequential read speed) of drives with 506 firmware pre-installed, which is the version retailers currently sell. I've received numerous emails regarding this issue from readers looking for answers, and now I finally have them.

... but I've been fairly certain that someone would sooner or later play dirty and use NAND packaging as a way to mask inferior NAND. Unfortunately that day has come, and as you can guess the OEM in question is Kingston and the product is their mainstream V300 SSD...

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I'm still waiting for a decent competitor for the Samsung 840 Pro. Waiting over a year to buy another and the price of the 128GB basically has not budged.


Why am I still doing up?
The only reason I have mine is xmas gift certificates from amazon (such a big help!). I also have the 830 (non-pro, 256gB) version which I really like; probably turn that into a dedicated gaming ssd (I hope 256gB will be enough!) :D
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I've bought V300 in February as is was one of the cheapest SSD on the market. Now I wonder if I have the faster one or the newer version...