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For some reason, the page you are looking for is not where we had originally thought it would be. Don’t fret though because you have made it to the site and the file is here and easily located. This is a good thing, actually, because the site has recently completed a major face lift to which all posts and pages were updated and reformatted, giving …

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Crucial C300 64Gb RealSSD Review


Most recently, The SSD Review has completed its build of a new Test Bench which we hope to be future proof, in that, it is capable of testing new SATA3/USB3 hardware releases. Can you imagine our surprise when we started to get requests from hardware manufacturers asking if we would like to run their their SATA3/USB3 hardware through its paces? One …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Testing Criteria

. As the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD was our first opportunity to test a SATA 3 SSD on our new on our new Bench computer we thoroughly enjoyed the tests. The system is described in detail with photographs on the site and comprises of the following hardware components: Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 x64 . . It wasn’t two years ago that people were happy with these marks for a RAID system and look where we are at today. I can honestly say that after building my first system from scratch, this was a sight to behold. At first glance, its a bit of a double sided view because we …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks (2)

We left the best for last with respect to testing and one will soon see why. The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they …

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Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Conclusion

CONCLUSIONS The price for the Crucial C300 64Gb SSD at the time of writing was $139.99 which puts this at $2.18/Gb, well below the competition. Crucial has the only present release of a SATA 3 SSD on the market. Crucials C300 64Gb has the single highest SATA SSD scores available to the consumer. The warranty for this SSD is 3 years. In testing, the Crucial …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120Gb SSD Review

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120Gb SSD

The SSD Review has been utilizing two drives for the passed two months now and we have to say that we just can’t get enough of these drives!!! They are truly hidden gems of the ssd world and we are not alone in this belief. It seems that everyone that seems to be buying them or, as in our case, …

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BENCHMARKS When we stated that these two drives were identical except for the over provisioning and that the performance didn’t suffer whatsoever, we weren’t kidding.  Both drives resulted in extremely similar results in testing with Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO Disk Benchmark and it wasn’t until our HDTune and subsequent PCMark Vantage scoring that we could see that the drives …

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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro – Conclusion

CONCLUSION The conclusion to this review is actually one in which I am not wanting to write. It means that once I hit the magic ‘Publish’ button, I will then be formatting this OWC Extreme Pro Drive, removing and packaging it up, contacting and waiting for UPS and then watching the driver smirk as he gets to finally take a …

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SSD Processors


SSD Drives have matured considerably since Intel released their 2 1/2 SSD in early 2008. Many others were released consecutively, none of which could maintain the standard of the 1st generation Intel drives. These early SSDs contained JMicron and Samsung processors (controllers) and suffered stuttering and micro freezing issues and their overall performance was average compared to the Intel offering, that of which …

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