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Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB Solid State Drive - The Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SSD

The 256GB model shined brightly at the time of launch. Now it is time to test the 128GB capacity size and see how it performs against SandForce.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 20, 2010 1:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Crucial

The Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SSD




On the outside the 256GB and 128GB RealSSD C300 drives appear to look identical with both sharing the same front label.




On the back where the serial and model number is we see that the 128GB drive does get a new label that shows the capacity. Our sample shows firmware revision 001, but actually arrived with the latest, TRIM fixed firmware; 002. I can only assume that Crucial has a few batches of hot off the press labels and since we are media and pretty much take what we can get our hands on, the old label was fine, at least for us.


The bottom of the drive has the correct mounting locations, so you will be fine using the RealSSD C300 in a notebook or adapter that uses the under drive mounting system.




On the side we also see that the standard mounting locations are present.




The back of the drive also uses standard SATA power and data connectors, so you are covered all the way around with the placement of connectors and mounting points and this makes it so the C300 will mount into almost any PC easily.




We popped the top on our 128GB C300 sample expecting to see only half of the memory locations filled, but we were wrong. Here we see the Marvell SATA 6G controller and eight Micron ONFI 2.1 rated chips.




On the back we also found eight NAND flash modules and a Micron DRAM chip for cache.


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