Kingston V300 vs Samsung 840 Pro Tags: Kingston Storage Samsung Last response: August 30, 2013 8:08 AM in Storage Share pulp August 27, 2013 6:24:07 AM So I currently own a Kingston V300 120GB which is advertised at: 450MB/s Read 450MB/s Write http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-2-5-Inch-SV300S3... But the thing is, my scores seem higher: I'm considering buying a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and it says the speeds are: 540 MB/s Read 520 MB/s Write http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Series-2-5-In... Should I expect to exceed the Samsung listed specifications too? More about : kingston v300 samsung 840 pro RealBeast a c 317 G Storage a b Ô Samsung August 27, 2013 10:22:57 AM While the Samsung is a better drive and is larger, which also helps, you will not really notice much real world difference. Don't expect to exceed specifications with benchmarks. pulp August 27, 2013 10:56:45 AM My idea is to replace my 120GB with the 256GB as the OS drive. I will put games on the 120GB and use the 256 for OS+Programs/downloads and other miscellaneous things. I want the OS drive to be real reliable and I hear that the 840 pro is just that. I was going to go with the 240GB version of the V300 or the HyperX 3K, but I noticed that the 840 pro isn't much more now.. and since I'm paying for it why not get the better one for $50 more? The reason I asked about exceeding the posted speeds is because the V300 exceeds them on my PC. Any idea why that's happening? Do the SSDs just vary or something? Related resources Kingston SSDNow V300 Series vs. Samsung 840 EVO Series - Forum SSD Samsung 840 EVO Vs Kingston V300 - Forum Samsung 840 EVO vs. Kingston SSDNow V300? - Forum Kingston v300 vs Samsung 840 - Worth the 20$ difference? - Forum Kingston Digital SSDNow V300 vs Samsung Electronics 840 EVO - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RealBeast a c 317 G Storage a b Ô Samsung August 27, 2013 12:50:49 PM It looks like your drive is close to the one reviewed HERE and they say the high scores are due to the compressible data used in the ATTO benchmarks. pulp August 27, 2013 1:34:47 PM Ah interesting. Here's a test with AS SSD. I've heard having 20% or more free space is a good idea on SSDs but right now mine is pretty full. I have 3GB left on it. Anyway here it is: So would that mean that it's actually under-performing? RealBeast a c 317 G Storage a b Ô Samsung August 27, 2013 2:50:53 PM Yeah, but with only 3GB empty space that would not be unusual. pulp August 27, 2013 7:13:10 PM Alright I freed up space and have 25.3GB free of the 111GB capacity. pulp August 30, 2013 3:08:23 AM 840 Pro scores: RealBeast a c 317 G Storage a b Ô Samsung August 30, 2013 8:08:08 AM Nice! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 vs Samsung 840Evo-Series Forum Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 vs. Samsung 840 series SSD 120GB Forum How large and Kingston V300 vs Samsung 840? Forum SolvedKingston V300 vs Samsung 540 PRO Forum Solved[ SOLVED ] Kingston V300 240gb or Samsung 840 EVO 250gb? Forum SolvedKingston HyperX vs Samsung 840 Pro Forum SolvedKingston HyperX vs Samsung 840 Pro - email and surfing Forum Kingston SSD V300 120gb or Samsung 840 120gb? Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO 120GB VS. Kingston SH103S3/120G Forum SolvedKingston SSDNow vs. Samsung EVO 840 both 120GB Forum SolvedSamsung 840 Evo 120gb Vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 120 gb With AMD CPU Forum SolvedSamsung SSD 840 Evo 120 GB vs Corsair SSD Force GS 128 GB or Kingston Hyperx Forum Kingston HyperX 3K (w/ Watch Dogs) vs Samsung 840 EVO? Forum Kingston HyperX 3K (w/ Watch Dogs) vs Samsung 840 EVO? Forum Samsung 840 pro or Kingston HyperX? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !