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Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1

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  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III

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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.

  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Memory Experts The Crucial brand of memory has long been synonymous with reliability and high-performance. Crucial’s expertise in NAND process technology optimizes the performance and durability of Crucial solid-state drives.
  • newegg 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
2.5 years later... dead 6/24/2013 5:04:26 PM

Pros: Large capacity for a SSD

Cons: For a $500 drive, it sure didn't last very long!

Overall Review: I knew that SSD's had a shorter life, but this death seems a bit premature.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Mine died.... 6/15/2012 8:26:52 AM

Pros: Great while it worked....BIOS updates are painless, unlike other vendors who have long drawn out update schemes for boot drives....

Cons: After just under 22 months of use, it mysteriously stopped showing up in POST, and being the Boot drive, sorta makes the computer a rather large doorstop. Did the chat support with Crucial (Don't waste your time) and ended up calling them - their servers were down and they said when they come back up, they have some magic way to reset the controller in a non-destructive fashion which has a 98% recovery record.....Let's see if the guy gets back to me when they unbreak their systems.

Overall Review: Bought an M4 as a secondary drive - now reconsidering that move.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome 4/4/2012 3:20:40 PM

Pros: These have been awesome. I bought them a year ago for raid 0 and they have been nearly flawless. No degradation, no stutters, nothing. I set them up on Sata II R0 to get better speeds than Sata III, since Sata III didn't have proper raid support -- no fault of Crucial, it's a motherboard thing.

Cons: Not really a con. With all SSD's it's important to update your firmware and set up Windows to treat your SSD's properly to prevent degradation. Many of the problems you see are likely a result of that.
The only con here is price. Two of these were a thousand dollar bomb, and there are cheaper drives available now of better performance. Still, I commend Crucial for these, they were the best at the time and are still treating me well. At this level of performance, "more" becomes irrelevant.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Lasted for a year 12/28/2011 4:27:57 PM

Pros: Purchased the drive in summer of 2010. Drive was lightning fast for about a year

Cons: during the last few months areas of the drive have become corrupt and the drive pauses about once every 5 to 10 seconds causing the system to pause.

Overall Review: Crucial support is better than others... however they said it would be 8-12 weeks for them to fix this and or give me a new one. They said they would ship me a new drive however they would charge me full price "if" the problem wasn't covered under warranty. I wasn't going to play those games, i purchased a different drive from another company

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Performance and reliability - you get what you pay for 12/1/2011 9:51:23 PM

Pros: I got these units (I own two) for speed and reliability as well as silence. The speed and reliability are unquestionable - my Win7 box boots quickly and w/o any glitches so that I almost forget it's Win7.
The second unit serves as a primary Photoshop cache - it makes Photoshop a true production tool w/o waits for transforms, color changes or puppet wraps.

Cons: Price? Long term reliability? I have owned these units for more than a year, so I'm waiting for the built-in warranty clock to tick over (not really - that's something in Detroit and iStuff, yes?). I expect to use these for a long time - years - and I have gotten my money's worth in a year of fast boots and excellent Photoshop response.

Overall Review: I own two of these units - one is my primary boot drive, the other is my primary cache for windows and Photoshop.
I had to buy a separate 6 GB/s interface card (Koutech IO-PESA230) [no problems with this card/and 2 drives, BTW] even though my mobo (ASUS Tigershark) had an on-board 6 GB/s connection that I was using for my SAS array.
I boot off the C300 whenever a reboot is necessary (once in a blue moon) but, or course, keep an HDD multiple clones of my boot drive in various safes (local and at the bank) - paranoids have enemies, too, you know.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
9/22/2011 11:32:58 AM

Pros: Fast, reliable

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very Fast 9/20/2011 4:44:57 PM

Pros: A really fast drive. It felt that I installed Windows as fast as it took to reboot the machine.

Cons: Still expensive for the size. You're probably going to still want a larger magnetic drive.

Overall Review: I find the 2.5" form factor annoying. They still don't fit in standard ATX cases and I'm sure very few people buy these things to slam them into laptops. Although I'll consider this a personal opinion.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
bsod for months then 9 and dead 9/15/2011 11:37:06 PM

Pros: faster than light (screw Einstein) with only windows 7 no extras was 30-33 seconds boot, with everything else I use installed (specifically anti-virus) 35-38 seconds.

Cons: Had BSOD for 7 of my 9 months, finally the drive just crashed (not showing in post). When it finally showed back up (leave attached for an hour or so while pc is on.....tech support advice) my "former" system partition showed as "not initialized".

Overall Review: can't rate 0?

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