The promise was high. Crucial was to not only offer better than X25-M performance but also be the first to deliver a 6Gbps SSD. Competing controller makers wouldn't hit 6Gbps until Q3/Q4 at the earliest. Two things stood in Crucial's way: 1) a little company called SandForce and, 2) a pesky set of firmware issues. With the latter taken care of, and the former dropping prices to be more aggressive in the market, it's about time that we gave Crucial's C300 SSD a good look.
Crucial RealSSD C300: 64GB for $150
To date, the least expensive SSDs worth consideration have come in at around $100 give or take. Our last roundup looked at the Intel X25-V 40GB, the Kingston SSDNow...40 by Jarred Walton on 6/28/2010
Crucial RealSSD C300 Firmware, Part III
Poor Crucial. Although it started its C300 campaign on the right foot, posting some very impressive sequential read speeds thanks to 6Gbps SATA and ONFI 2.0 NAND, things haven't...25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2010
Crucial Releases RealSSD C300 Firmware Fix, Bricks More Drives?
Back in March I posted an update on my experiences with Crucial's RealSSD C300. In it I pointed out that not only had my review sample apparently bricked itself...21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2010