Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SSD Review

 
 
 
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Review category: Hard Drives
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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 support.


 

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Anonymous

2 of these (or similar ones) in RAID0 and i would be a happy man, but already 1 is about 75% of the price of my whole system, incl regular hard drives, at least where i live xD.

Sry for any spelling mistakes, english isn't my first language.

Anonymous

HEYHEY, i got a newbie question for ya'll. If i have the
ASUS Crosshair III Formula, Socket-AM3 Mainboard, how can i get SATA III? Do i just plug in a HighPoint Rocket 620 2P SATA III? And how does that work, will it then give all my five SATA-ports SATA III?

TY for answers!

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nice ssd

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Oh man one of these would be awesome for a giveaway! 

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 I paid S$799 (estimated US$500) for an Intel X25-M Gen 2 160GB SSD about 4 months ago.  Prices have been dropping.  I am waiting for the day when 1TB SSD will only cost US$200.  I guess by then, the normal hard disk capacity would be somewhere  at the 100TB range.  LOL.

Anonymous

Hi
I am thinking of buying 2 SSDs to put in RAID 0 and i cant seem to find any reliable sources of information about this. Does having two smaller SSDs in RAID 0 make a considerable improvement over having one larger SSD? and does RAID 0 have any impact on the life-span of the drives?

Also i have heard that there are general problems with SSDs such as systems freezes, general drop in performance with any SSD over time (1 - 2 years) and the difference in performance (theoretical is much greater than the actual).

I would also like to know the effect defrag will have on a SSD...some say it will slow it down others say it has no difference and some others say it will reduce your drives life-span.

if any one here who owned a SSD for some length of time (1+ years ), could you please address the above issues. ty :)

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I would get raid 0 if you got extra cash to throw around,one ssd is very fast as it is, especialy this one which loads tf2 maps before any one else on the server does miles away.

Defrag can damage ssd, you don't need use defrag as most ssd got TRIM which works on windows 7.

I own this sdd for about 3 months that I use for gaming and OCZ Vertex Series 30GB SATA-II  for year+ that i use for os & it did deacreased in preformance  by about 15-20%

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Nice review.  I'm loving my new computer with a Crucial CT128M225 128GB drive.  With Win7-64bit, and apps and games, I have about 60-65GB used.  All my photos/video/data is on a 500GB Raid 1 setup.  I would have loved a 256GB SSD, but it is too expensive. 

Remember, keep about 50% of a SSD as free space to help with trim and wear leveling.

BTW, my new setup is:

Intel Core i5-750 OC to 3.4Ghz
MSI P55M-GD45 LGA 1156 Motherboard
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 (may add another 4GB soon)
Thermalright MUX-120 CPU Cooler
Sapphire Radeon HD5870 Video card
Cooler Master CM690II Advanced with 2 additional 140mm fans
Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W PSU
Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller
Pioneer DVD+-RW

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i want an ssd so bad but they are toooooo expensive

MY rig: Azza Solano 1000 case, Intel core i7-930, Nvidia gtx 260, 6gb Corsair Dominator Ram, GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P mobo, Asetek 510lc water cooling.

Anonymous

Cool review. But Rodney, the category is not video cards :D

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Thanks for spotting that. Fixed :)

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Anonymous

i saw what you did there :P

Anonymous

there is a 1TB SSD. it will cost you £2500

Anonymous

This thing is fast :O

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I can't help but think there could have been a little more to this review Rodney.

P.S. To the negative posters, If you post offensively I will delete without question.

I sleep fine at night knowing we are banning people who deserve it.  Tivon
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 I'm using this one for games and every penny worth it!

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Are you using a SATA 6Gb/s mobo?

Cooler Master ATCS 840 Case / Asus Rampage IV Extreme / Intel Core i7 3820 3.6 Ghz
Corsair H80 / G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 32GB RAM / Diamond HD 5870
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD x2 / Western Digital 2TB HDD x2 / Corsair HX1050 PSU
Logitech G19 Keyboard / Logitech G9x Mouse

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I used the Highpoint 620A 6Gb/s controller.

Anonymous

there is a 512gb ssd from corsair, rodney u have wrong on the bit whr u said from 16gb-256gb ssd...

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Fact is, most SSD capacities are typically lower than regular HDDs. Sure there are larger SSDs out there, but they are not SATAIII 6Gb/s SSDs.

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First learn to write proper english before we give examples about failing.

I also found his wording to be of ill subject because there are 500, 512 and 1TB SSD drives. All though they are SSD's, most of these drives are PCIe or SATA II and not SATA III, which is the topic focus.

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Anonymous wrote:there is a 512gb ssd from corsair, rodney u have wrong on the bit whr u said from 16gb-256gb ssd... there is a 1TB ssd and even 2TB one the 1TB one is just sata and the 2TB is a pcie express one so that are the largest i saw

Anonymous

I was wondering if you can have SSD drive and a normal hard drive both inside your computer at the same time?
Because i want the speed of a SSD but I want the compacity and price of a normal hard drive.
Also i am about to build a computer so i was wondering what is good hard drive i can get. I am looking to spend over $1800 on my computer.

Anonymous

Yes, That is what a lot of people tend to do.

Anonymous

Yes you can do this.
I have a 32GB SSD (which I must say is not enough space) but I just use that for the OS.
I then have a 750GB HDD for programs and all my other media.

I'm planning to get a larger SSD when the price comes down a bit to put on the OS and programs to speed my system up a little bit more.

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My plan someday soon is to get a nice SSD for my main drive and use the older HDD's for backups. The faster & longer lasting SSD's today cost big $$$, so it might be out of my reach for a while longer.

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Tiv wrote:

My plan someday soon is to get a nice SSD for my main drive and use the older HDD's for backups. The faster & longer lasting SSD's today cost big $$$, so it might be out of my reach for a while longer.

isn't a raid setup whit more smaller ssds better than one large ssd and it iwll probably cost as much so i prefer small and fast ssds like 3 small 50 gb sdds instead of one 150 ssd

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Whatever works for you is fine with me. Some of the smaller drives are probably older and that means less reliable. Also some of the older drives don't have TRIM support for Raid.

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Just go with a 64 gig for boot up.

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The answer is yes, and it's not really a question of either SSD or HDD. Anybody running SSD will be running a trad HDD as well, simply using one (or more) SSD's as an OS+Programs drive due to limited capacity. As far as HDD recommendations, I would go with Western Digital Caviar Black drives.

Anonymous

If its to expensive, get a smaler one for youre OS in raid0 with an regular harddrive for youre programs. Also, do you need to store all that data, i don`t. I only keep what is realy use!

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don't do a raid 0 you have to say that it is a bunch of disks because a raid setup will "dubbel" the speed of the slowest drive so your ssd will run at the speed of the hdd and it also takes the lowest capasety and dubbels it so if the ssd is 30 gigs than the raid setup will be 60g (if it is whit 2 drives) and dubbelthe speed of the hdd

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Id love to get an SSD for my gaming computer, but they are so expensive!

I upgraded the SSD in my Eee PC to a 32GB Runcore Pro IV and that was nearly $200! It was worth it though, this SSD reads at 118MB/s instead of 30MB/s that the standard one would read at and it is a much higher capacity.