Conclusion: Finishing the review of the Crucial Adrenaline cache drive I can say that this drive has performed excellently. "The Crucial Adrenaline drive is working in the background and after a few starts it will cache your most frequently used data and give you a true SSD performance without any compromise". I therefore give this drive the "Excellent" and "Editor choice" awards. You may comment on this review below.
Pros: SATA 6Gbps, Excellent read performance, Firmware support so far was excellent, 3 Years Warranty, Low price for a SATA 6Gbps, Easy installation for both software and hardware
Conclusion: Looking back through the results that we saw with the Adrenaline kit, I’m astonished to see that the lesser speed of the mechanical drive barely held things back and this is proof towards the caching concept. Right back at the start of the review I mentioned how people are stuck in the void where they want a large capacity drive but with the super fast speeds of a solid state drive and for the most part this wasn’t possible.
Excerpt: The SSD market has really taken off recently with increasingly faster drives with higher capacities being released all of the time. There has been one main problem with the entire SSD market since the beginning though, and that is cost. Even with prices continually dropping to slightly more reasonable levels, there are only a small handful of drives available for the $1 per GB price range.
Excerpt: One of the manufacturers which has impressed us most in recent times with their SSDs is Crucial. Both the C300 and the m4 , based on Marvell controllers, have offered class leading performance and competitive pricing with some great after sales support, including an active user forum.