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Crucial 64GB Real SSD C300 2.5" - SATA 6Gb/s £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Crucial 64GB Real SSD C300 2.5" - SATA 6Gb/s £86.99 @ Ebuyer

Crucial 64GB Real SSD C300 2.5" - SATA 6Gb/s £86.99 @ Ebuyer

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Seems like a good price..next nearest is ~£100


Product Description

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.

And our expertise in NAND design and development makes us best equipped to optimize NAND components to specifically address the performance needs of solid-state storage. These innovations change the rules of storage and deliver breakthrough speed that transforms your computing experience.

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 solutions 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. Pushing performance to new levels
Read speeds up to 355MB/s
SATA 6Gb/s interface
High-speed Synchronous NAND
Limited three-year warranty
Full Specification
Capacity (Unformatted) 64GB
NAND Micron® MLC
Controller Marvell
Firmware Field Upgradeable
RAID Support Yes
Interface SATA
Transfer Rate 6Gb/sec (compatible 3Gb/sec)
Power Supply 5V
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, UL
Command Set ATA-8 w/ TRIM
Monitoring Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set

Performance
Average Access Time < .1 ms
Sequential Read (up to) 355MB/sec (SATA 6Gb/s)
265MB/sec (SATA 3Gb/s)
Sequential Write (up to) 75MB/sec (SATA 6Gb/s)
75MB/sec (SATA 3Gb/s)
Random 4k READ 60,000 IOPS
Random 4k WRITE 15,000 IOPS

Physical
Dimensions (L x W x H) 100.45 x 69.85 x 9.50 mm
Weight 74g

Environmental
Active Power 1.7W READ, 2.4W WRITE
Idle Power 0.092W idle
Operating Temp 0°C to +70°C
Non-Operating Temp -55°C to 95°C
Shock Resistance 1500G / 1.0ms
Vibration Resistance 2-500Hz at 3.1G

Reliability
MTBF 1.2 Million Hours
Data Reliability Built-in EDC/ECC
Warranty Limited 3 Year Warranty
Read Endurance Unlimited

23 Comments

How does it compare to something like this aria.co.uk/Pro…779

Original Poster

The drive is a super fast reader but not so fast when writing...Makes a great drive for a Win 7 OS.
Here is a short and to the point review:
itshootout.com/r-3…ew/

Edited by: "SenorFunkyPants" 2nd Dec 2010

If I had SATA 3 I would probably choose this over the Vertex.
Desperately want an SSD but I know I'm going to regret anything under 120gb.

Original Poster

It seems that an aftermarket Sata 6gb card will work extremely well with this drive if your Motherboard can supply the bandwidth.
I'm trying to resist buying this drive myself but weakening by the minute!
Edited by: "SenorFunkyPants" 2nd Dec 2010

MBeeching

If I had SATA 3 I would probably choose this over the Vertex.Desperately … If I had SATA 3 I would probably choose this over the Vertex.Desperately want an SSD but I know I'm going to regret anything under 120gb.



Yep same. Still Vertex 2E is the way I'd go if I was going ot get one now. See what happens with the new Intels coming soon. Might push other brands prices down a smidgen more

Nobull

Still Vertex 2E is the way I'd go if I was going ot get one now. See what … Still Vertex 2E is the way I'd go if I was going ot get one now. See what happens with the new Intels coming soon.


Is there any official news or strong rumours on when Intel are releasing their next generation?
Edited by: "Agharta" 2nd Dec 2010

once u go ssd u never go back

I was going to get one of these, i have one in my desktop but could not afford a £120gb version for the lappy. A seagate momentus xt is another good option as it has the capacity and the near-ssd speed

tii

once u go ssd u never go back



Not for me - I had a good SSD last year but didn't really benefit from it, so sold it to a mate and went back to my original drive

oops, didnt alter free deliv, doh
Edited by: "Balb0wa" 3rd Dec 2010

expired - price increased

Agharta

Is there any official news or strong rumours on when Intel are releasing … Is there any official news or strong rumours on when Intel are releasing their next generation?

February if we're lucky. They substituted the last release date with a price drop of the gen 2s.

Also note that when released, the gen 3 x25s won't be in stock for months if the gen 2s are anything to go by.

Deal expired btw...

have to say the one i had didnt impress me either hard to see the benefit and went back to the old raptor drives, for now this tech needs speeding up and made much cheaper to be worth the investment IMHO.

tii

once u go ssd u never go back



It's made no difference to me in perceived speed or performance, only difference is my case doesn't rattle any more.

MBeeching

If I had SATA 3 I would probably choose this over the Vertex.Desperately … If I had SATA 3 I would probably choose this over the Vertex.Desperately want an SSD but I know I'm going to regret anything under 120gb.


Me too - Im hanging on for a REASONABLY priced 120gb.
The current pricing is ridiculous.

wewontgetfooleda

have to say the one i had didnt impress me either hard to see the benefit … have to say the one i had didnt impress me either hard to see the benefit and went back to the old raptor drives, for now this tech needs speeding up and made much cheaper to be worth the investment IMHO.


Echo this comment.

Now 94.99

Can't comment on this drive in particular, but I have to say that going 64Gb SSD for an OS drive was my best "bag-for-buck" upgrade in the past 5 years.

For me it isnt the benchmarks or large file copies that grab the headlines as such - it's the general nippiness of apps loading & being super responsive (SSD are not mechanical, it doesn't have to spin up like a traditional HDD). This is where you see the real benefit IMHO.

I wish I have one at work - my mid range work machine feels so sluggish by comparison and its particularly noticeable in programming environments & virtual machines.

Dan

Pathetic write speed. Get an ocz vertex 2e cheaper and ~300MB reads/writes.

I have this drive, bought from overclockers last week.
It boots windows and other applications in half the time, its silent, and the read speeds are blistering.
Write speeds arent really an issue, as its only 64gb and I have only 20gb left after os and application. So i write/save most things to sata 2 drives installed in the computer.


Bad points
No screws or caddy to put the drive into computer ( luckily I had screws and a spair 2.5 inch drive bay to put it in)

Brilliant drive! Excellent price!

89.99 now

Also seen on other forums that Crucial will be releasing a C400 early next year, based on 25nm NAND. So prices will begin to shift downwards - hopefully.
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