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Micron on course to deliver world's first SATA 6Gbps SSD

by Parm Mann on 3 December 2009, 10:18

Tags: RealSSD C300, Micron (NASDAQ:MU)

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We do love a good solid-state drive (SSD) here at HEXUS, and though the likes of OCZ have already revealed that next-gen SATA 6Gbps drives are just around the corner, Micron has gone one better by demoing such a drive for all to see.

Micron's drive, dubbed the RealSSD C300, is said to be the first to feature the quick third-generation SATA interface, and claims a massive read throughput speed of up to 355MB/s and a write throughput speed of up to 215MB/s.

Inside, the drive makes use of ONFI 2.1-compliant 34nm MLC NAND flash, and Micron expects production to begin in Q1 2010. When the drive does reach retail, it'll be available in 1.8in and 2.5in form factors, with capacities of 128GB and 256GB.

On paper, it's the fastest single SSD we've come across. We'd like to put it up against Intel's latest drives to see how it compares, but for now we'll have to do with a Micron demo of the drive beating the hell out of a traditional hard drive:



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..not if it stutters to halt every couple of seconds! :mrgreen:

..or is that JMicron...but don't the facts get in the way of a great joke
Not all that particularly impressive, especially considering it was just a 7,200rpm disk it was against. And we wont even speculate about the cost.
Would've been nice to have a comparison against an established SSD - Vertex/X25M G2, for example, but I guess there's plenty of time for that when they actually release them. Micron have always been more enterprise-oriented though I believe? So it's more a preview of what's coming next generally than an actual consumer product?
miniyazz
Would've been nice to have a comparison against an established SSD


Theres another video in their youtube channel showing their SSD against "leading competitor" 160GB SSD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_xfoVdM9ic [youtube.com]
merple
Theres another video in their youtube channel showing their SSD against "leading competitor" 160GB SSD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_xfoVdM9ic [youtube.com]


Unless than leading competitor is an X25-M G2 I'm not impressed until I see HEXUS do a full review with benchmarks.