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Crucial C300 256GB SSD

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Posted August 9, 2010 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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Another week, another Solid State Drive review around PureOC. We can tell these drives are becoming popular. We don’t mind, we love this stuff; we’re performance nuts just like you. Performance advances are making the news, prices are dropping, and enthusiasts are really starting to look closely at what these SSDs can do. It’s an exciting time!

Over the last year or so we’ve looked at many Solid State Drives that feature various technologies in the attempt to boost speed and performance. Some have been successful, some have not. The popular Indilinx-based SSDs have proven very adept and shown impressive results. SandForce is making a big splash nowadays, bringing a huge improvement in write speeds. But there’s another kid on the block that goes by the name of Marvell, and their controller is looking to muscle in and take over the speed crown.

The Crucial C300 256GB SSD contains the Marvell controller that utilizes an SATA 6G interface, able to take advantage of the insane speeds offered by the new standard. And at 256GB capacity, this drive looks to be big and fast, satisfying the top performance that enthusiasts crave. Not only that, but it also comes with a price that is very competitive on a per gigabyte basis with the other SSDs on the market.

Well now, we certainly have a tempting combination here with the Crucial C300. Let’s put this SSD on the rack and see what it can do against the other top SSDs on the market.

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