Summary: Crucial's RealSSD C300 shows impressive real-life performance in both SATA-II and SATA 6 Gb/s mode. When running on a SATA-II controller it is able to surpass most of the Sandforce based drives, in 6 Gb/s mode it even manages to be the fastest SSD we tested so far. Even though we see a fairly low write speed in our synthetic tests, the real life performance is not hurt significantly by that.
Pros: Great price/performance ratio, SATA 6 Gb/s support, Excellent real-life performance, Supports TRIM, Rugged metal case
Cons: Can not max out SATA 6 Gb/s interface, Relatively low [synthetic] write speeds
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive Review
21 June 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
If your system has SATA 6G capabilities and you are looking into solid state drives then the C300 is the definite choice. We received the highest scores on all tests with this drive! It is really impressive and shows you how powerful solid state technology is coming along. We received scored of 350MB/s read and 216MB/s write in ATTO Disk Benchmark, which means this drive is perfect for the enthusiast.
Pros: – The fastest solid state drive we have tested!, – A SATA 6G drive, – A cutting edge enthusiast product, – TRIM and Sanitary Erase support
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the Crucial RealSSD-C300 SATA-III 6.0Gbps SSD performs in operations against direct competitor products. For reference, Micron specifies the model CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 Solid State Drive offers a maximum 355 MBps read and 215 MBps write performance.
Cons: Expensive enthusiast-level product, Lacks integrated USB Mini-B data connection
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × KitGuru loves SSD’s – and with small affordable units hitting the market such as the excellent Intel X25-V 40GB and the upcoming Corsair 40GB Force there has never been a better time to take the plunge. Many of the new performance units feature the SandForce controller however the model are looking at today from Crucial features a Marvell 88SS9174 BJP2 controller – thanks to an exclusive partnership between the companies.