Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,682 Reviews & Articles | 36,157 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power Testing

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Kingston brings SF-2281 to the mainstream with 19nm Toggle NAND and new 5.0.5 firmware. We look at this new mainstream role for LSI SandForce SATA 6G controllers and how it changes the market from now till NGFF.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Kingston

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

Developer Homepage:

Test Homepage:


MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.


TweakTown image content/5/2/5254_67_kingston_ssdnow_v300_120gb_ssd_review.png


Kingston's SSDNow V300 delivered the same 263 minute battery time as OCZ's Vector and SuperSSpeeds S301 SLC, two drives known for sucking electrons at a high rate. We're actually surprised by this because the 19nm Toggle NAND should have increased battery life over the previous mentioned models. Let's take a look at the trace and see what's going on.



PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw


TweakTown image content/5/2/5254_68_kingston_ssdnow_v300_120gb_ssd_review.png


The V300 has lower idle and working current draw than the S301 and Vector, but we still didn't see an improvement in battery performance. We'll have to look into this deeper and try to report back.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below