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Crucial RealSSD C300 Has 355MB/s Read Speed

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Were you looking for an SSD... or a FAST SSD?

SSDs are for the performance enthusiast who isn't afraid to pay top dollar for speedy storage. For the even more hardcore SSD enthusiast who is even bolder with the budget, Crucial is now offering its RealSSD C300 series.

The Crucial RealSSD C300 boasts sequential read speeds up to 355MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 215MB/s, all on a SATA 6Gbps interface.

That kind of performance won't come cheap as the 256GB model is $800 and the somewhat more affordable 128GB model is $500.

Any takers?

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    vant , February 26, 2010 12:37 AM
    More useless sequential information. Randoms please.
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    gekko668 , February 26, 2010 1:27 AM
    TH i think you guy should give this away in a contest.
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    saint19 , February 26, 2010 3:20 AM
    Awesome, but with the $800 you can build an entire rig for gaming.
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    heraisu , February 26, 2010 12:09 AM
    Ha, hahaha. No, I can wait 3 months for it to be $200 (and in its third, less-buggy, longer-lasting revision), thanks.
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    lucuis , February 26, 2010 12:17 AM
    Wow that IS fast...jebus.
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    zoemayne , February 26, 2010 12:20 AM
    That $800 price is just a lil above the norm for 256GB. I'll prob be able to afford one when SATA 6 and USB 3.0 are the standard maybe next quarter/May
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    eklipz330 , February 26, 2010 12:21 AM
    wow, very nice price for a first SATA 3.0 SSD... i see SATA 3.0 being adopted very nicely this year, next year SATA 2.0 will be history
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    Hupiscratch , February 26, 2010 12:23 AM
    Waiting for Intel's SATA III version to see where this market has gotten.
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    vant , February 26, 2010 12:37 AM
    More useless sequential information. Randoms please.
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    joex444 , February 26, 2010 12:58 AM
    I'll stick with my 6 drive RAID5 array, thanks. Can build a 5TB for cheaper with ICH10R.
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    industrial_zman , February 26, 2010 1:01 AM
    Come on Tom's, we want tests. Especially if the product is available. What if we got 4 of these and put them on a software RAID 5 on a SATA III compatible mobo vs the same 4 and put them on a hardware RAID 5 on a SATA II card. I would love to see how much of a impact the SATA III controllers really make vs a very fast SSD.
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    descendency , February 26, 2010 1:10 AM
    vantMore useless sequential information. Randoms please.

    I don't have them right available, but Micron published some and Anandtech seemed to agree with their numbers. So a little googling will show it's a big time performer. Second to the Vertex 2 Pro though.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 26, 2010 1:14 AM
    I can't pay top dollar for speed storage.
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    gekko668 , February 26, 2010 1:27 AM
    TH i think you guy should give this away in a contest.
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    rtothedizzy , February 26, 2010 1:49 AM
    Anandtech clearly says that the C300 beats the Vertex 2 Pro in almost all tests, especially in likely real world tests because the sanforce controller uses some type of compression algorithm which means it doesn't get any better numbers than a regular vertex if your transferring compressed files.
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    coopchennick , February 26, 2010 2:22 AM
    Just so you guys know, Anand (sorry to bring him up here!) is saying prices wont drop until Q4 when intel/micron starts producing the smaller flash.
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    Gin Fushicho , February 26, 2010 2:37 AM
    When SATA3 is standard , hell yeah.
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    pocketdrummer , February 26, 2010 2:46 AM
    Half that price, I'll take one.
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    saint19 , February 26, 2010 3:20 AM
    Awesome, but with the $800 you can build an entire rig for gaming.
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    jrharbort , February 26, 2010 3:31 AM
    Holy sweet jesus, this drive is pretty much right on the barrier of the SATAII interface speed (3.0Gbps or 384MB/s). Obviously a drive only for those with SATA3 to avoid possible bottlenecking.
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    nonxcarbonx , February 26, 2010 4:28 AM
    That's impressive considering it's only slightly above mainstream prices.
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    gmarsack , February 26, 2010 5:21 AM
    For 800 bucks you could build a mean RAID that not only competes with that performance but has capacity and data integrity. Granted, that SSD is impressive and for a small form factor, but seriously? My 5 disk RAID array maxes out my Adaptec SATA controller and is over 3.5TB's and cost a little more than half as much. Not sure who would want to spend that kind of money on such a tiny drive. It seems pointless to me to even own a drive less then 500GB's unless its intended use is in a RAID.
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    buzznut , February 26, 2010 5:42 AM
    I like the contest idea. I won't be able to afford one o these until the 4th quarter of 2020...
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