Crucial squeezes C300 SSDs into 1.8 inches

One of the neat things about solid-state drives is that, because they use a handful of flash chips instead of rotating platters, they can be squeezed into new form factors without too many sacrifices—if any. That’s just what Crucial has done, releasing 1.8-inch versions of its famous (and TR Editor’s Choice award-winning) RealSSD C300 drives for “ultra-thin laptops, netbooks, and tablet PCs.”

The 1.8″ C300 SSDs are available in the exact same 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities as the 2.5″ offerings, and they have the same rated transfer speeds, as well: 355MB/s for reads and 215MB/s for writes. 6Gbps Serial ATA support is still on the menu, as is three-year warranty coverage. Crucial is also charging the same for 1.8″ and 2.5″ RealSSD C300 drives on its own online store. The 64GB model will set you back $149.99, while the 128GB drive costs $299.99, and the 256GB one is $599.99.

You can apparently save a few bucks by heading to Newegg, which has both 1.8″ and 2.5″ C300 drives listed below the official Crucial prices. There, however, the 1.8″ offerings cost about $10-20 more than their 2.5″ brethren.

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    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    Yawn, wake me when they fit in 3/4″.

      • Yawn
      • 9 years ago

      Ok, but I don’t want to know where you’re planning on sticking them.

    • green
    • 9 years ago

    “charging the same” href missing ‘http://’

    • Voldenuit
    • 9 years ago

    Nice. I’ve been wanting to replace the 64 GB Samsung that shipped with my X300, and the C300 is cheaper and faster than the intel X-18Ms.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    What laptops have 6Gbps Serial ATA supportg{

      • stdRaichu
      • 9 years ago

      It’s still pretty rare to find ones with 3Gbps support IME. However, that should hopefully change once chipsets with integrated 6Gbps SATA start making it into laptops.

      • Hattig
      • 9 years ago

      AMD ones later this year for Zacate? Although not all of the chipsets will include it.

      Someone buy me a 64GB version for a boot drive, apps and hibernation?

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      Doesn’t every current AMD laptop? They’re all 880G as opposed to last years’ being 780G. Of course, even some pricey desktop 880G boards have 710 southbridges…

    • zdw
    • 9 years ago

    If only the old sony ultraportable I had was SATA instead of IDE…

    I really want a replacement to the 40GB Toshiba 3600RPM drive in it.

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      If you have a look on Amazon there are 4200rpm IDE 1.8″ drives still available. Don’t know how much of an upgrade that would be for you, however.

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