Reviews and Problems with Crucial RealSSD C300 (64GB, 128GB, 256GB)
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Cory P., Newegg
31 October 2014
Summary: Great investment for your system.
Pros: I've had this SSD in my system since 2011. It is fast and based on how quickly technology is advancing has been reliable and not needing replacement even almost 5 years later which is better than I can say for everything else in my system. Boot time compared to other systems I work with make it hard to sit the extra 30 sec in front of another none SSD system drive computer now, so there is a significantly noticeable difference.
Cons: The first drive I received the rive it was bricked but Newegg's awesome return service sent me a new one quickly. I had to reset the drive to factory settings due to a power outage, hardly a con to this drive though.
Why of why did I wait so long to make the switch to SSD??
Brian L., Newegg
19 August 2014
Summary: Didn't take long to run out of space on this petite little number. But I added a second, 256 GB Crucial SSD to act as an app drive. All non-app data lives on mechs.
Pros: Life changing experience. This was my first SSD after owning countless old-fashioned mechanical hard drives (including a 10k Raptor that sounded like a jet engine). What a difference it has made! My machine now takes longer to POST (RAID, memory check, etc.) then it does to load Windows (~15 seconds, btw). Application hogs like Adobe Photoshop now open lickity split, game levels load in the blink of an eye, life is good my friend!
Summary: After many attempts I couldn't get the transfer kit to work correctly. It appeared I could get data some to copy, I could never get the drive to boot. After several tries (apparently the MBR couldn't be copied, or copied correctly) I gave up and just did a fresh install. The drive is fast and going strong.
Summary: If you have little to no patience (like me) and you have the funds to get this, you should...
Pros: Boots in about 15 seconds, and would be faster if it weren't having to wait on Microsoft's lovely little graphics LOL. Then it would likely be about 10 seconds or less. First install of Win7 was 17 minutes. Have been using this since 03/2011 for the OS and a few other programs that don't let you choose your directory (grrrr). For storage & some other programs I keep everything else on a 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.
Cons: Sort of pricey for the storage & no mounting bracket included for internal HD bays. Am I the only one left who thinks that things should come with all the accessories you might need instead of having to purchase separately? :o) Not enough to dock an egg for though since the product itself is excellent.
Pros: These have been awesome. I bought them a year ago for raid 0 and they have been nearly flawless. No degradation, no stutters, nothing. I set them up on Sata II R0 to get better speeds than Sata III, since Sata III didn't have proper raid support -- no fault of Crucial, it's a motherboard thing.
Cons: Not really a con. With all SSD's it's important to update your firmware and set up Windows to treat your SSD's properly to prevent degradation. Many of the problems you see are likely a result of that. The only con here is price. Two of these were a thousand dollar bomb, and there are cheaper drives available now of better performance. Still, I commend Crucial for these, they were the best at the time and are still treating me well. At this level of performance, "more...