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Micron teases 25nm RealSSD C400 drives

by Parm Mann on 5 January 2011, 10:07

Tags: Micron (NASDAQ:MU)

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There's no shortage of tantalising gear at this year's CES, but when it comes to PC upgrades, SSDs are going to remain at the top of most readers' shopping lists.

If you just so happen to be eyeing up a NAND-storage upgrade, Micron's dangling a carrot in the form of its upcoming RealSSD C400.

The last-generation C300 had us impressed, but this new iteration is the first to sport Micron's 25-nanometer NAND flash technology. Continuing where the C300 left off, the C400 features a SATA 6Gbps interface, and it's now available in larger capacities - ranging from 64GB to 512GB, in both 1.8in and 2.5in form factors.

Read speeds are rated at 415MB/s across the board, whilst write performance varies depending on capacity - users can expect 95MB/s on the smallest 64GB models and up to 260MB/s on the high-end 512GB drives.

No mention of pricing as yet, but mass production is scheduled for February and Crucial, a division of Micron, will then bring the drives to retail in the first quarter under the Crucial m4 SSD brand.

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bring the 128gb or similar size for £100 then id get one! The only downfall with these is the lower the capacity the lower the writes but i think 128gb is the sweet spot for these.

Wonder how Intels g3's will fair and if the pricing will be good..
yay competitors to intels 25nm rumour. Wonder when thats coming out
i thought intel and micron worked together on the designs which is why they should be released in similar time frames.
no idea, i just want the which ever drive is better for £100 asap
no idea, i just want the which ever drive is better for £100 asap

'best' is often hard to say. For example, Intel's current crop are superior to the competition in IOPS etc IIRC, but inferior in sequential write speeds.