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Cheapest 6GB/s SSD support available?

7% Quidco
8% TopCashBack - Thanks chrisxuk

Pushing performance to new levels
* Read speeds up to 355MB/s
* SATA 6Gb/s interface
* High-speed Synchronous NAND
* Limited three-year warranty

The need for speed
If you're looking for unhindered speed, Crucial's RealSSD C300 is here! The new 2.5-inch Crucial RealSSD C300 drive offers mobile and desktop users scorching-fast read speeds of up to 355MB/s. And because it has no moving parts, you will also enjoy a quieter, cooler, and more durable storage solution and a better alternative to a traditional notebook hard drive.

Improved data transfers
Designed with high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the new SATA 6Gb/s interface, these drives dramatically improve data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications like audio and video.

Push your performance
The improvement in boot time and application load times push performance to new levels at the desktop too. You will experience improvement across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.

Memory Experts
The Crucial brand of memory has long been synonymous with reliability and high-performance. Our expertise in NAND process technology enables us to optimize the performance and durability of Crucial solid-state drives.

Guaranteed compatible
Crucial RealSSD C300 series employ a standard hard drive interface and dimensions, so it is an easy storage upgrade for most notebooks.
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1 Like #1
8% cashback from TopCashBack :thumbsup:

http://www.topcashback.co.uk/crucial_technology/
#2
Sequential read is really fast on this but its controller doesn't quite keep up with last-gen disks in terms of getting to lots of random files... Which isn't so good.

I would personally wait a few months for a few more SATA3 disks to come out. I'm sure there's something on the horizon that'll come much closer to saturating it. It is a good price though.
#3
This is a great price for a great SSD. Review here http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=24173
#4
Just looked at the reviews and it does look very fast. If you had a semi decent normal drive this would half your boot time into windows 7

OliWarner
but its controller doesn't quite keep up with last-gen disks in terms of getting to lots of random files... Which isn't so good.
I would personally wait a few months for a few more SATA3 disks to come out. I'm sure there's something on the horizon that'll come much closer to saturating it. It is a good price though.

SandForce controller looks good tho
#5
this should get hot! nice to see higher capacity ssd's coming down to a good price along with that 64gb kingston at ebuyer for £99. its annoying that the americans get all the good deals like a $69.99 (£47 :O) corsair nova 32gb at newegg :(
#6
This is rocket!!"
#7
Quidco tracked already at £7.21 so £113.80 overall, scorching price for a 64gb ssd this fast :thumbsup:
#8
Ordered one.
Should be excellent as a Photoshop scratch disk :thumbsup:
#9
could find this deal you speak of on newegg?
#10
Keep in mind Read speeds drop to 265MBps when connected via sata3, nt all mobo's hav sata6. Still quick but need something with higher write speed (140MBps sata3/6), heat added =)
#11
A good price for this SSD. If you spend £30 more then you have the superior OCZ Vertex 2E. The 4k Random IOPS thrash this drive. It's not just about sequential read/write performance. The Vertex 2E is a better drive that this one, but it does cost more.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-047-OC

This is the future once more motherboards have the PCI v2.0 bandwidth to cope.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-051-OC

Sorry to quote ocuk links just their site layout is good for finding and listing stuff. You can get the same hardware at competitive prices from many other sites such as Aria, Scan, Ebuyer, CCLOnline etc.
#12
good price. I was looking the other day and they were £159.
Very tempted.
#13
Nice one, ordered for my laptop!
This is actually very quick with random access, only the new sandforce controller beats it.
Awesome price.
#14
The price of SSDs doesn't really attract me at all. £121 for 64GB? That's way too small a hard drive for me.
#15
hassanm
The price of SSDs doesn't really attract me at all. £121 for 64GB? That's way too small a hard drive for me.


Sorry if this sounds harsh but you really don't understand what an SSD is for then.

SSD = performance upgrade

Coupled with some fast conventional storage an SSD is an excellent upgrade, this drive plus a Samsung F3 1TB for example.
#16
hot! ordered.
#17
#18
Is this a misprice? Admittedly I haven't looked at computer component prices in 6 months, but for the best SSD out there this seems stupid.
1 Like #19
no1knows


STOP! This is NOT a solution for most people. Most Intel chipset motherboards and some older AMD chipsets do NOT have the PCIe v2.0 lanes/bandwidth to make it worth buying one of these cards.

Anandtech or Tomshardware had an article outlining this problem a few weeks ago. Can't find the link at the moment which is annoying!

Found it!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html

It pretty much negates using one of these cheap addon cards for most people who have an Intel chipset. X58 is I think from reading the article the only chipset that doesn't have a problem.

I would advise anyone who doesn't have Sata 6Gb capability to first read the above article before considering a Sata 6gb addon pcie card.

The computer shopper review can be ignored as they haven't done any proper benchmarking.
#20
Before I order, this definitely has TRIM right?
#21
Tempted with this. Anything better for the price?
#22
ghost101
Before I order, this definitely has TRIM right?


Yes!
#23
chrisxuk
Tempted with this. Anything better for the price?


No, this is the best unless you want one using the sandforce controller which start at £30 more
#24
fishmaster
STOP! This is NOT a solution for most people. Most Intel chipset motherboards and some older AMD chipsets do NOT have the PCIe v2.0 lanes/bandwidth to make it worth buying one of these cards.

Anandtech or Tomshardware had an article outlining this problem a few weeks ago. Can't find the link at the moment which is annoying!

Found it!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html

It pretty much negates using one of these cheap addon cards for most people who have an Intel chipset. X58 is I think from reading the article the only chipset that doesn't have a problem.

I would advise anyone who doesn't have Sata 6Gb capability to first read the above article before considering a Sata 6gb addon pcie card.

The computer shopper review can be ignored as they haven't done any proper benchmarking.


Thanks for that - I have a spare pci-e x16 for crossfire/SLI - could I use this to get the full bandwidth?
#25
I don't have enough SATA ports on my motherboard :(

Would something like this allow me to take advantage of the speed of this SSD drive?
http://*********.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260468566149&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ht_3516wt_907
#26
fishmaster
STOP! This is NOT a solution for most people. Most Intel chipset motherboards and some older AMD chipsets do NOT have the PCIe v2.0 lanes/bandwidth to make it worth buying one of these cards.

The Asus card linked is a PCI-e 4x card, it has 1GB/sec of bandwidth even on a PCI-e v1.x motherboard. That's enough to run two SATA-6 ports at full throttle without any slowdown. The slowdown problem only affects cards and SATA-6 equipped motherboards that use a PCI-e 1x connection.

Bottom line: this card will give full speed SATA-6 on any motherboard with a spare PCI-e 4x slot.
#27
hassanm
The price of SSDs doesn't really attract me at all. £121 for 64GB? That's way too small a hard drive for me.


If this is too steep have a look at Seagate's Momentus XT drive (should be with us any day now). While it won't stick with with a good SSD it's a good compromise between a conventional drive and a SSD. A 500gb one should set you back about £110.
Also a great replacement drive for laptops.

Review HERE.

On to the deal. Hot for me as would make a great boot drive.:thumbsup:
#28
I've bought the Asus card - to go in my spare PCI-e 16x slot. There should easily be enough bandwidth there for SATA III.
#29
chrisxuk
I don't have enough SATA ports on my motherboard :(

Would something like this allow me to take advantage of the speed of this SSD drive?
http://*********.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260468566149&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ht_3516wt_907


Link's not working - what's the item number?
#30
no1knows
Links note working - what's the item number?


Item number: 260468566149
#31
DrRamtop
The Asus card linked is a PCI-e 4x card, it has 1GB/sec of bandwidth even on a PCI-e v1.x motherboard. That's enough to run two SATA-6 ports at full throttle without any slowdown. The slowdown problem only affects cards and SATA-6 equipped motherboards that use a PCI-e 1x connection.

Bottom line: this card will give full speed SATA-6 on any motherboard with a spare PCI-e 4x slot.


Thanks for the info was worried i would have to buy a new motherboard. As for SSD drives i bought a cheap kingston from amazon £99 and compared to a standard drive it is amazing. However i might return it and get this one!
#32
will this fit (and operate at decent speeds) in an hp laptop that is 6 months old?
#33
It would run as a sata 2 drive so you won't get the peak read speeds but should still get around 250mb read speeds. Most SSD are fantastic upgrades for laptops
#34
earwolfigz
will this fit (and operate at decent speeds) in an hp laptop that is 6 months old?


Yes, as long as it uses sata connection
#35
many thanks
#36
chrisxuk
I don't have enough SATA ports on my motherboard :(

Would something like this allow me to take advantage of the speed of this SSD drive?
http://*********.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260468566149&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ht_3516wt_907


Hm, well you release that's only SATA-II (3Gbs) so that will 'limit' you to max 250MB/s. For £6.19 it's not bad but no idea quality. If your main motherboard is running low on SATA ports, I'd move the slowest drives to this card and use the SDD on one of the ports natively supported by the chipset.
#37
SSDs across PCIe

tThey are putting 2 sandforce SSDs in RAID on PCIeX4 card

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120GB-OCZ-Technology-RevoDrive-MLC-Flash-x4-slot-full-height-65K-IOPS-Read-540MB-s-Write-490MB-s

I don't even know what one IOPs looks like , let alone 65,ooo of them. To get an idea of what a change in the market this product it have a look at -
http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-Hardware/All/Hard-Drives-SSD/Solid-State-Drives-(SSD-PCI-E)-64GB-2TB

Everything above it is stupid wee after market SSDs for netbooks on a non-sata bus , everything after it is £900+ professional/industrial stuff/swap spaces/render spaces . I am assuming no one needs to boot anything that quickly

Combine this with current GPU situation , where they have to turn the resolution down to 800X600 to see if the CPU has any impact.

My quad C2D has some life left in it, I think
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#38
fishmaster
STOP! This is NOT a solution for most people. Most Intel chipset motherboards and some older AMD chipsets do NOT have the PCIe v2.0 lanes/bandwidth to make it worth buying one of these cards.

Anandtech or Tomshardware had an article outlining this problem a few weeks ago. Can't find the link at the moment which is annoying!

Found it!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html

It pretty much negates using one of these cheap addon cards for most people who have an Intel chipset. X58 is I think from reading the article the only chipset that doesn't have a problem.

I would advise anyone who doesn't have Sata 6Gb capability to first read the above article before considering a Sata 6gb addon pcie card.

The computer shopper review can be ignored as they haven't done any proper benchmarking.


Thanks for the info. I have a X58 chipset (Core i7 920 on a Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo) so I assume I'll be free from throttle?
#39
DrRamtop
The Asus card linked is a PCI-e 4x card, it has 1GB/sec of bandwidth even on a PCI-e v1.x motherboard. That's enough to run two SATA-6 ports at full throttle without any slowdown. The slowdown problem only affects cards and SATA-6 equipped motherboards that use a PCI-e 1x connection.

Bottom line: this card will give full speed SATA-6 on any motherboard with a spare PCI-e 4x slot.


Thanks, my error. For some reason I must have assumed it was a 1x card like others on the market.

http://www.overclockers.com/usb-30-review-asus-u3s6-addin-card/

"Having a 4x PCIe has its advantages other than more throughput – more power as well! Plus since 1x PCIe has a limit of 250MB/s, having a 4x slot eliminates the bottle neck. However, having all 4 ports running could have some issues in terms of bandwidth. Which can not be proven at the writing of this review. I do not have SATA 3 SSD’s drives to test."

The card can be used in 4x, 8x ,16x slots.
#40
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If this is too steep have a look at Seagate's Momentus XT drive (should be with us any day now). While it won't stick with with a good SSD it's a good compromise between a conventional drive and a SSD. A 500gb one should set you back about £110.
Also a great replacement drive for laptops.

Review HERE.

On to the deal. Hot for me as would make a great boot drive.:thumbsup:


The 'SSD' component is only 4GB though, most modern operating systems will overflow this quite easily.

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