Average Bench: 52.5% - 596th / 836

Based on 176 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]

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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.

Strengths

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

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB is 27.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 4.08MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 12.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 176 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 342 354
124 Write 201 219
162 Mixed 245 270
58.1% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 24.5 33.1
5.03 4K Write 59.5 104
2.2 4K Mixed 4.08 4.76
73.8% 29.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 DQ Read 137 223
53.2 DQ Write 145 192
3.52 DQ Mixed 12.9 19.2
45% 98.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 344
Write 214
Mixed 261
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 4.47
73% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 11.4
57% 131 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 351
Write 216
Mixed 268
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 2.22
70% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.6
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 4.07
33% 72.3 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 0002 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 311
Write 215
Mixed 212
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 4.4
80% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 88.5
DQ Mixed 4.28
19% 41.6 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

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Typical RealSSD C300 256GB Builds (Compare 1,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 79%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $958

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 Comments

Controller: Marvel First Gen Memory: Synchronous MLC NAND

Improved Data Transfers...

Added 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

Review  www.tweaktown.com/...

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Poor

22 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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