c300Crucial’s RealSSD C300 series was early on the scene with SATA 3 6GBps support that kicked every other solid-state drive down a notch. The 256GB version is the ultimate combination of value for money and scorching-fast speeds of up to 355MB/s (sequential reads).

With the new updated m4 drive in the pipeline, the C300 series is now going for less, in spite of being an incredibly competent drive. It is also worth noting that the C300 (as opposed to the new C400) uses 34nm NAND, which is more durable than the current-generation 25nm.

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