Crucial RealSSD C300 Series SATA600

  • Crucial RealSSD C300 Series SATA600
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Based on 29 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Great price/performance ratio.
  • SATA 6 Gb/s support.
  • Excellent real life performance.

Cons:

  • Can not max out SATA 6 Gb/s interface.
  • Relatively low [synthetic] write speeds.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakTown on -

Looking through the benchmarks, at times our setups do become a bit wobbly, especially the older C300 one. For the most part, though, we can see performance is extremely strong on the new m4 setup with some of the best gains being shown under HD...

By Computeractive on 60

A superb upgrade, but too expensive to recommend for now...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Over 300 MBps in sequential read mode is really something! However, to reach speeds like this you'll need a very recent computer with a SATA-3 interface. For the rest, the C300 is definitely at the higher end of the SSDs we've tested, but it...

By CDRinfo on -

Today we have in our labs a Crucial RealSSD C300 1.8" SATA solid-state drive. Crucial has shrunk the C300 series into a 1.8" format, especially designed for small notebooks that support 1.8" storage devices. Judging from the results we have already...

By MyCE on 100

It is inevitable that the Crucial RealSSD C300 will be directly compared to SandForce SF-1200 based SSDs. The 120GB/128GB capacity market is very competitive. When the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SSD launched early this year, it was without doubt the...

By BeHardware on -

First SSD with the Marvell controller, the C300 was announced in December 2009 by Micron and in January 2010 by its...

By techPowerUp! on 91

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...

By StorageReview on -

The Crucial RealSSD C300 relies heavily on its fast SATA 6.0Gbps interface. Without the fast data-rate the SSD has a hard time keeping up with other competing drives. In most of our real-world traces the difference between the two interfaces...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The C300 128GB rounds out the C300-series nicely, offering an extra helping of write performance above that of the comparatively sluggish 64GB model, which caps out at around 75MB/sec. Read speeds using a SATA 6Gbps controller are predictably superb,...

By Legion Hardware on -

If it is performance you want then the Crucial RealSSD C300 series is not going to disappoint, as it has demonstrated blistering fast transfer rates and excellent real world performance. Never before have we seen a single 2.5” drive deliver the...

By XtremeComputing on -

The Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB provides high-end performance at an almost affordable price. When compared to last year’s daddy of SSDs (the Patriot Torqx 128GB), we can see how far SSD technology has come along – the Crucial consistently...

By TechRadar on 100

Solid state drives are definitely coming of age. Not only are they increasingly the norm for mid-range laptops and pre-built gaming systems, but we've seen huge leaps in performance lately. From Kingston's SSD Now V+ series to the...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Crucial's I/O performance is no match for the SandForce SSDs when it comes to file server, database, and workstation workloads. The only exception is the Web server test, which doesn't require writes, and hence really rocks on the...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The C300 is an incredibly fast SSD, but it's also expensive....

By Pureoverclock on -

The single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is indeed the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a difference that you'll want to cry if faced with having to use an HDD afterwards. No exaggeration, the...

By TechRadar on 90

Along with the two Sandforce-based drives from OCZ and Corsair, Crucial's latest SSD, the RealSSD C300 128GB, falls into what we'd call the fourth generation SSD category. Benefiting from all the lessons learned during the dodgy early days of...

By ITShootOut on 90

We were certainly excited when Crucial announced the 64GB version of its C300. We believe an SSD is the best upgrade you can spend on a modern PC; you’ll certainly notice the improvement in performance more than most CPU or memory upgrades. Of the...

By Clunk.org UK on 80

With the testing over, and some real world usage behind us, what have we learnt? The Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB solid state drive is certainly an excellent performer in many areas, most notably the reads department, delivering some of the highest...

By Bigbruin on -

Crucial has a very appealing line of solid state drives on their hands with the RealSSD C300 series. By utilizing a controller capable of SATA 6Gbps transfers, they have taken the high speed performance expected of SSDs and taken it to another level....

By TechwareLabs on -

The occasionally lackluster write performance numbers might lead you to believe that this drive is underperforming, and in the strictest sense, that is true. In practice, however, a SSD used as a boot drive is being read from far more often than...