Pros

  • First SSD to support 6Gb/ps SATA connections
  • Includes EZ Gig II cloning software

Cons

  • Expensive

At A Glance

Drive offers top-flight overall performance, and the best write performance we've seen.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CTFDDAC256MAG1G1
Storage
Drive size 256.0 GB
Drive type Internal
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-600
Serial ATA SATA-600
General Features
Form Factor 2.5-inch

Performance

Performance
Firefox 2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 204.0
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 166.0
Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 315.0
Winzip Computing WinZip 10.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 161.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 Rendering, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 237.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 DirectX, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 325.0
Multitasking, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 220.0
WorldBench 6 Score, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 143.0
Microsoft Office 2003 with SP-1, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 336.0
Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 172.0
Nero 7 Ultra Edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 166.0
Internal Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 18.6   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 25.2   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 13.1   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 18.9   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 18.3   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 12.9   seconds
Malware Scan 289.8   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 86.9   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 86.9   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 87.1   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 86.0   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 91.3   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 95.1   watts
Malware Scan 101.9   watts
System Idle State 71.4   watts
System Sleep State 71.5   watts
System Work State 98.3   watts