Crucial RealSSD C300 Has 355MB/s Read Speed

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?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • heraisu
    Ha, hahaha. No, I can wait 3 months for it to be $200 (and in its third, less-buggy, longer-lasting revision), thanks.
  • lucuis
    Wow that IS fast...jebus.
  • zoemayne
    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
  • eklipz330
    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
  • Hupiscratch
    Waiting for Intel's SATA III version to see where this market has gotten.
  • vant
    More useless sequential information. Randoms please.
  • joex444
    I'll stick with my 6 drive RAID5 array, thanks. Can build a 5TB for cheaper with ICH10R.
  • industrial_zman
    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.
  • descendency
    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.
  • JohnnyLucky
    I can't pay top dollar for speed storage.