Legit Storage Reviews
Micron RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Review
|Date:||Mon, Feb 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
HD Tach v188.8.131.52
HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device as possible.
Benchmark Results: The Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SSD was able to reach 242, an amazing 319.2MB/s read and 196.5MB/s write. This is the highest average read speed that we have ever seen and is thanks primarily to the SATA 6Gbps interface on the ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard. The random access time and CPU utilization were really low, which is what we like to see on SSDs.
Comparison Chart: Compared to other popular SSDs the Crucial RealSSD C300 drives' average read speed blew away the OCZ Vertex LE 100GB SSD and even the Intel X25-M Gen 2 160GB 34nm SSD that is known to have unreal sequential read performance. The average write speeds on the C300 were just shy of what we saw on the OCZ Vertex LE and were just under the 200MB/s mark. The random access times were too close to show anything and the burst speeds were off. The results of HD Tach's CPU utilization test don't mean much as the application has a +/- 2% margin of error and the results of the benchmark are within the margin of error, which doesn't represent a significant difference. Let's take a look at a different benchmark and see what it shows for write performance.
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Page 1 - RealSSD C300 Brings SATA 6Gbps Performance
Page 2 - Inside The RealSSD C300
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tach v184.108.40.206
Page 5 - HD Tune v4.01
Page 6 - HD Tune v4.01 - Random Access
Page 7 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 8 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 9 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.41
Page 10 - PCMark Vantage
Page 11 - IOMeter
Page 12 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions