Average Bench: 52.4% (604th of 848)

Based on 184 user benchmarks.  Model: C300-CTFDDAC256MAG

Before looking at the benchmarks for this drive it's worth noting that it is nearly three years old, a lifetime in SSD's. The Crucial C300 demonstrated a transfer speed of 309.1 MB/s on the real world speed test. The AS-SSD total scores was comparably poor coming in at 640 points. By today's standards this drive is terrible but it is included in the group test simply as a reference because it was once one of the best solid state drives available. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]


Average average bench

The Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB averaged 47.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 59.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB is 27.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 4.09MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 12.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 184 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 342 354
131 Write 202 219
165 Mixed 245 270
58.1% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 24.5 33.1
5.22 4K Write 59.5 104
2.22 4K Mixed 4.09 4.78
73.8% 29.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 DQ Read 136 224
52.8 DQ Write 145 192
3.15 DQ Mixed 12.6 19.2
44.7% 97.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 349
Write 217
Mixed 268
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 4.9
90% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 18.4
66% 145 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 350
Write 217
Mixed 266
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 3.99
82% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 18.9
65% 142 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 298
Write 212
Mixed 186
51% 232 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 4.09
69% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.8
DQ Write 85.7
DQ Mixed 3.94
18% 37.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,359,232 SSDs tested.


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Typical RealSSD C300 256GB Builds (Compare 1,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $958

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8 months ago.

Reliable and in real world terms, I've never had to wait for it so it's fast enough for me.


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23 months ago.

i had this SSD and as the userbench shows its poor for a SSD, even noticeable when doing a read and write operation, any other SSD after the c300 have been fine (accept the V4 witch was another poor dive)

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