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Introduction

The SanDisk SSD PLUS and the Kingston SSDNow V300, in their 120 GiB versions, are some of the most inexpensive SSDs avaliable at the market, which makes them extremely popular among users that want to speed up their computers without wasting too much money. We tested these models to check which one is the best option. Check it out!

Both the tested drives have 128 GiB total memory, but they are sold as 120 GiB because 8 GiB are reserved for “overprovisioning”.

Before proceeding, we highly suggest that you read our “Anatomy of SSD Units” tutorial, which provides all the background information you need to know about SSDs. The tested units use MLC memory chips.

Low-cost 120 GiB SSD duelFigure 1: the tested SSDs

In the table below, we compared the tested units. Both them use SATA-600 interface and the 2.5” form factor, with 7 mm height.

Manufacturer

Model

Model #

Nominal capacity

Price

SanDisk

SSD PLUS

SDSSDA-120G

120 GiB

USD 43

Kingston

SSDNow V300

SV300S37A/120G

120 GiB

USD 45

Prices we researched at Newegg.com on the day this review was published.

In the table below, we compared technical specs of the tested drives.

Model Controller Buffer Memory
SanDisk SSD PLUS Silicon Motion SM2246XT 2x 64 GiB SanDisk 05446 064G
Kingston SSDNow V300 CL13826Z (SandForce) 8x 16 GiB Kingston FT16B08UCT1-DD