Thus the need for a new standard, SATA 6Gb/s, has been drafted and adopted by the Serial ATA International Organization, and is making its way into design specifications of new hardware. Just this year we have begun to see motherboard manufacturers implement chipsets from Intel and AMD adopting the new standard, such as the ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe and MSI 890GXM-G65. However to date there has been only one solid state drive manufacturer to bring a SATA 6Gb/s product to market, Crucial with their C300 RealSSD series.
The Crucial C300 RealSSD is available in three different capacities, a 256Gb, 128Gb and most recently a 64Gb model. Featuring a new Marvel controller and parent company Micron MLC flash chips, the C300 offers SATA 6Gb/s connectivity with SATA 3Gb/s backwards compatibility, support for TRIM and SMART command sets and upgradable firmware in a standard 2½" size drive package.
Join me as I take a closer look at the Crucial 128Gb C300 RealSSD SATA 6Gb/s drive.