Crucial realSSD C300 64GB review

Does adding SATA 6Gbps unleash the power of SSD drives?

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Our benchmarks measure the performance of the hard drive in sequential read and write tests to give an overall measure of maximum performance. The key figure, though, is the AS SSD 4K 64 thread test. This simulates lots of small files handles simultaneously – which is exactly what happens in normal desktop apps that slow your PC down. The OCZ drive here is the one to beat, while the Kingston V+ has a few characteristics that have dogged SSDs since they first appeared.

ATTO max sequential read

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 236MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 213MBps
Crucial SSDnow C300 64GB: 322MBps

ATTO max sequential write

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 249MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 110MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 80MBps

HDTach burst speed

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 256.1MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 240MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 330MBps

AS SSD average read

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 166.75MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 198.33MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 303.7MBps

AS SSD average write

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 132.04MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 108.9MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 73.26MBps

AS SSD 4k 64thread read

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 23.45MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 23.96MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 31.96MBps

AS SSD 4k 64thread write

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB: 79.12MBps
Kingston V+ 60GB: 2.37MBps
Crucial realSSD C300 64GB: 58.19MBps

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilyRealSSD
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameCrucial
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity64 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate355 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate70 MBps
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100.5 mm
ManufacturerCrucial
Product ModelC300
Product NameRealSSD C300 MLC Solid State Drive
Product LineRealSSD
Manufacturer Part NumberCTFDDAC064MAG-1G1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.crucial.com
Marketing Information

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.

Weight (Approximate)74 g