Crucial SSD RealSSD C300 256GB MLC SATA600

  • Crucial SSD RealSSD C300 256GB MLC SATA600
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Based on 12 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Fastest read speeds ever; decent write speeds.
  • The fastest solid state drive we have tested!, A SATA 6G drive, A cutting edge enthusiast product, TRIM and Sanitary Erase support.
  • This SSD features a blazing fast SATA III 6Gb/s interface.

Cons:

  • Random writes can't touch SandForce drives; writespeed slowdowns after use.
  • Low sequential write speeds.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computeractive on 60

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

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 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 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 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...

By Maximum PC on 80

A new land-speed record—for sequential reads It’s about damn time. 6Gb/s SATA is old news now. It’s been half a year since we saw the first 6Gb/s SATA–enabled hard drive, and it was a frickin’ mechanical drive. Talk about...

By HardwareLogic on

Wow. Maxing out a Gen2 Serial ATA controller? Granted, the drive is very expensive (retail is hitting $600-700, Newegg Link, Amazon Link). If money is no option and speed is everything, this is the drive for you. Crucial has done something very...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Performance enthusiasts with deeper pockets will already be online ordering a few of these for a Raid 0 configuration. Yes, we envy you. If you’re feeling the need for C300 speed, YOYOTech was holding stock here when KitGuru went to press.Discuss...

By Bit-tech.net on 90

Put simply, the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB is a monster of an SSD. It's the first SATA 6Gbps drive that delivered the kinds of superb speed that the new bus is capable of, with staggeringly fast performance right across the board, regardless of file...

By PC Advisor on 90

Even without a modern SATA 6Gbps bus-equipped PC, the Crucial RealSSD C300 would be our first choice for a performance SSD at this capacity. Not only does it take on the attention-grabbing sequential read-write tests with dashing aplomb, it also...

By ThinkComputers on 100

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...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

As we were testing the C300 256GB today this makes the cost significantly higher than the other drives being tested but comparing this model to a SandForce based 256GB drive shows that Crucial have their pricing set at a very aggressive level, £40 below...

By The Tech Report on

This one's going to be easy because the results really do speak for themselves. Simply put, the RealSSD C300 turned in one of the finest all-around performances we've witnessed from a solid-state drive. We're used to seeing SSDs post...

By AnandTech on

Life just isn’t fair. When I met with Crucial at CES to talk about its first foray into the high performance SSD market I was given very high expectations for reliability and the testing that Crucial would put the drive through. We talked about...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

The Crucial RealSSD C300 will be more effective when more computers have a 6Gb/s...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: If you're in the market for a SATA III 6Gb/s Soild State Drive you don't have a lot to choose from. Well, you do now! The Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SSD is extremely fast and it's backed by Crucial's fantastic service and...

By HEXUS.net on 80

going to the top of the SSD class with some drool-worthy performance, the Crucial RealSSD C300 does enough to garner a HEXUS performance gong as storage for the ultimate PC. The best SSD going? We'll only know that once a SandForce-powered drive has...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

New SSDs from Crucial, Kingston, and Western Digital haven’t made buying decisions any easier. In fact, buying the right drive just got more complex. One thing is clear, though: never, ever buy an SSD product without looking...

By ComputerPowerUser on 90

There is a lot to like about the Crucial RealSSD C300. The drive conforms to the same 2.5-inch form factor as all of the other drives represented here, but Crucial doesn’t use a common black case adorned with a boring sticker overloaded with specs like...

By RegHardware on 70

Using the Crucial C300 on a Sata 2.0 connection produced a warm glowing feeling but things went to pieces when using Sata 3.0. Most of the benchmark figures dipped alarmingly, however, Iometer gave great results. While there are performance gains...