Solid state drives or SSDs are great that is until they die and recently my Kingston HyperX SSD dies and I mean totally died, no power, no nothing and I lost a little bit of info as I do backups regularly or at least I try to. Luckily I got a chance to review another SSD from Centon, the C-380 which is a 480gb capacity drive which works out as it’s double what my HyperX was and from my testing it’s faster, much faster. So I’ve got a quick review for you, it’s just a lot of testing basically. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
If you’re looking for a highly efficient storage solution for your high performance system, the Centon 480GB25S3VVS1 480GB 2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive is your answer. Offering 480GB storage solution, you can conveniently store your data and access them easily. This 2.5″ solid state drive also delivers up to 400 Mb/sec write speed and 500MB/s read speed, ensuring blazing fast data transfer and retrieval. The Centon 480GB25S3VVS1 480GB 2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive features a powerful blend of reliability and convenience.
-2.5″ solid state drive; offers a 480GB storage capacity
-Up to 400 Mb/sec write speed and 500MB/s read speed; delivers fast data transfer and retrieval
-SATA III Interface; ensures a stable connection to the motherboard
Price: $176.16 (from Amazon at time of review)
There’s not much to the packaging for the Centon C-380 SSD, it’s just a cardboard back with a clear plastic cover but then again it’s solid so it’s not exactly fragile is it?! The drive looks like any other and it has an SATA III connection on it.
I installed the C-380 in my main system for testing which consists of an Intel Core i7 4790K CPU with 16gb of ram on an Asus Z97-a/USB 3.1 motherboard.
Atto Disk Benchmark is a very common test that everyone uses so you should be familiar with it. I ran that test of course, and all the tests several times each to make sure the results were consistent.
For comparison I don’t have many SSDs as they cost money which I don’t have, but anyway I used the Kingston V300 240gb, Kingston HyperX 3K 240B, the Centon C-380 480GB and than I tossed in a mechanical drive as well, the Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB drive.
Atto shows the Centon C-380 ever so slightly faster than the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD, but faster.
Here’s the results, I used the fastest scores from the testing:
Write: in MB/s
HyperX 3K: 523776
Read: in MB/s
HyperX 3K: 552841
Next up I ran AS SSD on the SSDs::
The results here show the Centon drive is much faster than the HyperX drive which I was a bit surprised about.
I then ran Crystal DiskMark on all of them:
According to Crystal Diskmark the Centon is the fastest drive by far, especially in terms of write speeds.
Lastly I also ran SiSoft Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark on the SSD drives and got similar results to Atto.
HyperX 3K : Drive Score : 512.4MB/s (with a maximum of 531.62MB/s)
V300 : Drive Score : 513.13MB/s (with a maximum of 523.88MB/s)
Centon: Drive Score : 531.88MB/s (with a maximum of 535.1MB/s)
The Centon SSD is nice and fast in my opinion and as fact too.
The Centon C-380480GB SSD offers excellent read and write performance, it’s very fast at least for what I have to compare it to.
One of the things I look at when it comes to SSDs is the price and I’m pretty sure most other people do as well. The Centon C-380 is priced about the middle of others I looked at, there are some less expensive and some more expensive, it all depends which brand you check. For the performance I think the price is fine where it is.
The C-380 is a decent choice if you’re looking for a large capacity and fast SSD. I can’t test the longevity of it, only time will tell, but hopefully it will last a long time.
+Very fast read and write speeds
-None that I could find
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