Reviews and Problems with Crucial RealSSD C300 (64GB, 128GB, 256GB)
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Jeremy A., Newegg
4 April 2012
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...
Summary: I've been using this as my Windows 7 boot drive for 6 months, with no problems. It's more space than I currently need, however I wanted a drive that would last me for several years without worrying about space limitations. Update 5/30/2013: I've been using for about two years with no problems.
Performance and reliability - you get what you pay for
Warren B., Newegg
1 December 2011
Summary: I own two of these units - one is my primary boot drive, the other is my primary cache for windows and Photoshop. I had to buy a separate 6 GB/s interface card (Koutech IO-PESA230) [no problems with this card/and 2 drives, BTW] even though my mobo (ASUS Tigershark) had an on-board 6 GB/s connection that I was using for my SAS array.
Pros: I got these units (I own two) for speed and reliability as well as silence. The speed and reliability are unquestionable - my Win7 box boots quickly and w/o any glitches so that I almost forget it's Win7. The second unit serves as a primary Photoshop cache - it makes Photoshop a true production tool w/o waits for transforms, color changes or puppet wraps.
Cons: Price? Long term reliability? I have owned these units for more than a year, so I'm waiting for the built-in warranty clock to tick over (not really - that's something in Detroit and iStuff, yes?). I expect to use these for a long time - years - and I have gotten my money's worth in a year of fast boots and excellent Photoshop response.
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 find the 2.5" form factor annoying. They still don't fit in standard ATX cases and I'm sure very few people buy these things to slam them into laptops. Although I'll consider this a personal opinion.
Pros: A really fast drive. It felt that I installed Windows as fast as it took to reboot the machine.
Cons: Still expensive for the size. You're probably going to still want a larger magnetic drive.
Summary: I bought this 9 months ago as a replacement for the stock drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad T410s. This boots Win7/x64 in less than 30 seconds. It has been very reliable. I run Truecrypt as a boot loader and have had no problems, performance or otherwise.
Summary: The reviewer Swansong must have gotten a bad unit. I have a 15 inch i7 MBP from the same period as his, and my hard drive has been ROCK solidthrough the entire duration. If he has the technical acumen he claims to have he should know that a tweak can be downloaded to enable trim in Snow Leopard, and if he has already done that - then he is unlucky, the drive is bad, and get an RMA already. Too many one star rating based in emotional responses these days.
Pros: This drive is a beast. Access times are rediculously fast. Never had anything like it before, but now that I'm here, I will never use anything other than SSD for boot drives ever again.
Cons: Took a firmware update to work in my laptop, (Early '11 MBP), Trim was/is not officially supported on 3rd party drives in Snow Leopard, still enabled it anyway, so meh..