Reviews and Problems with Crucial RealSSD C300 (64GB, 128GB, 256GB)
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C. Collins "Gamer Maven", Amazon
16 November 2011
Summary: Very nice. I own a bunch of SSD hard drives for various computer rigs, I got this one for my father in laws computer and it has been running great for 6 plus months now. make sure you disable disk defrag and also make sure you dont fill the drive up 100% with data (set a hard drive qouta leaving 6GB free)
Summary: I just bought a new 2011 Mac Book Pro 15" with the 2.0 i7 CPU and with all of the speed designed into this notebook, they go and drop a 5400RPM drive in it. I could have gotten my MBP with an SSD but for less money I get an SSD with a 3 year warranty as the standard from Apple is only one year and I did the same thing with the memory. There are so many good drives available, I wanted to stay with a brand that I was familiar with.
Summary: I purchased RealSSD C300, 64GB to make my 4 years old PC to hybrid system. I reinstalled windows XP to realSSD, then copied back data files, such as "My documents" folder, "desktop", "outlook", movies, music etc. to SATA HDD, configured XP for it. The result was very stressfree, fast PC with a lot of storage space with small amount of investment. Very happy with the purchase.
Summary: I will keep this short and fast (just like this SSD :) I installed Windows 7 Home Pro 64 and a few other system essential programs. Windows installed extrmemly fast and the muliple restarts during install were quick. I have not timed it, but I'd say from power on to in windows opening programs is about 10 secs. I just wish I would have bought 2 or the 124 gig SSD. I installed it on my P67 Fatality mobo that came with a SSD tray and multiple SATA 3 connectors.
Long time SSD user amazed at the speed and ease of install.
8 March 2011
Summary: I was a very early adopter of SSD drives, when you were regularly losing everything to firmware updates for fixing huge bugs. I've mostly owned OCZ products, and while they're great for the enthusiast, it was never something I'd recommend to a layman to use. Installing windows with my last Vertex 2 was a bit of a pain, requiring me to format and diskpart the drive in another system first. Once it was up and running, great drive, very snappy.
Summary: Pricewise, it will make you pause to catch your breath, but it's worth it. This is now the main drive in my game machine. Paired with my Phenom II X4 running at 3.44 GHz it boots Win7 Ultimate in about 15 seconds, and it's completely silent. In terms of performance gain this is hands down the best improvement I've made to my system. A better return on investment than buying a faster processor IMO.
Summary: This is my first foray into SSD's and I'm utterly astonished. I've got two of these drives running raid 0 and I've never seen performance like this. W7 starts in under 5 seconds. Photoshop CS4 (64 bit) appears on the screen ready to go the moment I release the mouse button. If you connect these drives to a 6GB/s capable motherboard make sure you load the Windows drivers for the SATA controller - I didn't and my first WEI for HDD performance was a paltry 5.9.
Summary: Installed this on a ASUS Rampage III extreme on the Marvel SATA 6GB/s ports with the included SATA 6GB/s cable included with the motherboard. Whether the SATA 6GB/s cable makes a difference or not from SATA 3GB/s cable I don't now. Maybe marketing gimmick, maybe not. I do know this thing is FAST, faster than the OCZ Vertez 1st gen drive it replaced.
Summary: I cant get over how much faster this is than a 7500 rpm drive. Im sure it has its limitations.... but I havent found them yet. Lower power consumption, silent and INCREDIBLY fast. Check out the passmark speed test I posted in the picture for this item. It speaks the whole truth.