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Crucial CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (128GB,Real SSD,C300,SATA 6GB/S)

by Crucial
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Performance-improve boot up and application load times
  • Reliability-Withstand extreme shock and vibration
  • Compatibility-SATA 6Gb/s backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s
  • Quality Crucial is a trusted name in DRAM and NAND products
  • Three year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandCrucial
Item Weight68 g
Product Dimensions7 x 0.9 x 10 cm
Item model numberCTFDDAC128MAG-1G1
Hard Drive Size128 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0039SM0AS
Best Sellers Rank 51,399 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight68 g
Date First Available23 Mar 2010
  
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The improvement in boot time and application load times push performance to new levels at the desktop too. You will experience improvement across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security. The Crucial brand of memory has long been synonymous with reliability and high-performance. Our expertise in NAND process technology enables us to optimize the performance and durability of Crucial solid-state drives. Cruci...


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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By Wildyce
This review relates to the 128GB version but according to internet forums all C300 devices are affected by the issues below. I've had this SSD for about a month and in the first instance was blown away by the speed. Windows 7 boots in about 15 seconds. Installation of software speed also amazing. Disk benchmark software showing confimed reads of around 355MB/s and writes of 145MB/Sec.

However, over the last 2 weeks or so my machine (which is also only a month old I7 2600K, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 64bit, ASUS P8P67-M-PRO MB with SATA 6GB/s) has been hanging for around 30 seconds to a minute, with increasing frequency... The event log shows that the "iastor device0 took longer than expected to respond". According to posts at several forums, there is an incompatibility / issue with the Intel Rapid Storage driver under AHCI. Removing it and allowing windows to install the standard Microsoft AHCI driver has removed the lock up issue, but has also had the effect of reducing speed to around 265MB/s and 125MB/s for Reads / writes respectively.

Although these drives have been around for a while now, crucial don't seem to either be acknowledging the issue, or presenting any options for resolution. Intel continue to release updates to their chipset drivers but even with the newest installed, there is no difference. According to the forums, the issue does take a few weeks of use to show itself, so if you do buy one of these, take care to follow the instructions and advice such as:-

* These are perfect for improving laptop / netbook general performance - On most laptops only memory and the disk are upgradeable. The disk is normally the area having most impact on file operation performance of course.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blows Windows Experience Index out of the water 10 Feb 2011
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I bought this to go into a new build using an ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard and an Intel i7-950 Quad-Core Processor) and couple of Sharkon fans. Add to that a Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU and I have to check to see if it's turned on, it's so quiet. As a system disk this beauty is FAST, my PC now boots up from pressing the switch to using the internet in approx 30 seconds. Windows experience index is the max 7.9 for this monster, I think Microsoft will need to increase the max sore to cater for it. I will definitely be getting another of these for my next new build
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great SSD! Perfect! 9 Jun 2011
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I have a Macbook White (Mid 2010) and i've made an upgrade with this Crucial C300 SSD 128GB. This was an amazing upgrade, and now my Macbook is much faster. The only problem is the limited capacity of 128GB (i use an external hard drive for storage). Anyway i think this SSD is really amazing and i'm very happy with my purchase. Buy it!! If can spend a little more so strike the Crucial wit 258GB of capacity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning 28 May 2011
The truth is, if you go SSD - you will never go back! Some helpful suggestions may be: if you have a data drive (in addition to your ssd) it is a good idea to put your paging file on there. If you can minimise the number of writes to the drive, you will extend its working life considerably, so the best idea is to install your software on the drive and put data elsewhere. It is a good idea to do a fresh installation of your chosen OS, as many modern operating systems are able to recognise SSD drives and optimise accordingly. As with all drives, some people will experience failures, so make sure you backup important data. Sit back and enjoy the most considerable performance improvement you can treat your pc or mac to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes older MacBooks fly 28 Mar 2011
By Duroc
I installed it in my Santa Rosa 2,2 GHz MacBook Pro and put the internal 500GB drive in the optical bay drive with a cheapo Chinese adapter. The SSD hosts my system, programs and the Aperture libaray, the hard disk all other files.

Now this machine starts up in half the time, and Aperture flies compared with my old setup. Best upgrade for a given amount of money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Support TRIM, SMART, ~300MB/s!!! 14 Feb 2011
Best SSD out there for its range!!! TRIM and SMART support. 10-15 seconds from turning on the PC to Windows 7. 7.5 out of 7.9 Windows Experience!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars >>>>>>Fast>>>>>> 24 Nov 2011
By C.Leeds
Whooooosh, Like lightning!!!.......Nuff said.
If you go from a normal hdd to this you will be amazed at the speed. Very impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. T. White TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I had western digital caviar black 1TB drive previously and decided it's time to see what all the fuss is about with regard to SSD drives. I researched many and decided that OCZ drives were not getting as much positive feedback as these Crucial drives were getting so I had to buy this one.

The speed of this drive is perfection itself. On an i7 2600K with 8gigs of ram and this SSD I feel for the first time in my life that I finally own the computer I've always wanted. It is absolutely mind dazzlingly fast! Instant response on everything I can throw at my computer. On the Windows Experience Test my computer now scores 7.8/7.9 - in other words as close to perfection as one can realistically get and alot of that is owing to the sheer rapidity of this amazing SSD. (For anyone interested I'm using an Asus P8Z68v-Pro for the board)

There is only one problem worth mentioning, and it's the same problem which explains why I've only the 128gig drive (which as others have mentioned clocks in at 100gigs which are really available for us to use) and it is this: Price.

The price of these drives is almost ridiculous. True, they'll speed up your computer like no other type of drive but at huge cost. However, if you're reading this in six months to a year later and the price has fallen at least 33% then you simply must buy this drive and you'll never look back to mechanical drives again. My lasting concern is whether this drive will last at least 3 years as I'm aware that traditional drives tend to last at least 5-6 years and perhaps even 10 years or longer. So for data storage you'd still do well to use a traditional WD or Seagate HDD, and run your OS off this beauty. Meanwhile, let's all pray that the price becomes friendlier as time passes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
Bought this with an IcyBox. Can't fault it at all. Super fast boot up.

I keep all my OS and apps on this drive and store all my work files on a regular sata hard drive... Read more
Published 24 months ago by MisterM
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
My first SSD, love this product my boot times are phenomenally fast, read up on general SSD care before doing anything though > Google is your friend...
Published on 24 Jun 2011 by Chris Stanley
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Fast
I bought this drive as a replacement after my super speedy mechanical 500GB HDD left me unexpectedly towards support centre to solve bad sector problems. Read more
Published on 25 April 2011 by Sandro M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast and ... unreliable
In my understanding SSD drives have following pros and cons.

PROS:

Speed
Reliability (no mechanical parts)
Low power consumption... Read more
Published on 4 April 2011 by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Laptop Upgrade
I have a three year old T61 Lenovo Laptop which was begining to get a bit slow so I decided to upgrade to a solid state hard drive. Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2011 by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb speed boost
Just installed this with an OptiBay from MCE in my new MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011) and the results are really quite brilliant. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2011 by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive
This SSD has given new life to my Sony VAIO. System speed is impressive, boot and shutdown are little longer than the time it takes to open or close the laptop. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2011 by Mr. T. S. Davis
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