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RealSSD C400 is the followup to last year's C300

Just over a year ago, Micron announced the world's first native 6Gbps SATA SSD: the RealSSD C300. The drive offered read speeds of 355MB/sec and write speeds of 215MB/sec.

Today, Micron is announcing the follow-up to the C300, and unsurprisingly it's called the RealSSD C400. The C400 SSD series makes use of Micron's new advanced 25 nanometer NAND flash technology and will be available in both 1.8" and 2.5" form-factors in sizes ranging from 64GB to a more capacious 512MB.

As SSD technology continues to mature, it's no surprise that overall performance of C400 is better than its predecessor. Maximum read speeds have now jumped to 415MB/sec while maximum write speeds have been elevated to 260MB/sec.

"SSDs are bringing excitement back into personal computing," said Dean Klein, VP of memory system development at Micron. "Micron is accelerating this enthusiasm with our new RealSSD portfolio, providing even greater performance and higher capacities than our previous generation SSDs."

Micron is currently sampling the RealSSD C400 and regular production will being next month.



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"capacious 512MB"
By LazyBoyTony on 1/4/2011 5:38:49 PM , Rating: 1
oops... but if it were 512GB, that is quite an achievement especially when it burns a whole in your pocket and the floor beneath you.




RE: "capacious 512MB"
By ClownPuncher on 1/4/2011 7:01:03 PM , Rating: 4
It burns a what in your pocket?


RE: "capacious 512MB"
By Lifted on 1/4/2011 7:23:53 PM , Rating: 2
A whole entire thing.


RE: "capacious 512MB"
By snakeInTheGrass on 1/4/2011 7:37:57 PM , Rating: 5
Kind of mind bottling.


RE: "capacious 512MB"
By lennylim on 1/4/2011 8:38:34 PM , Rating: 4
Nice catch. Muphry's law strikes again

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law

(no, it is not a typo of "Murphy")


RE: "capacious 512MB"
By chagrinnin on 1/4/2011 10:48:40 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
regular production will being next month.

Someone needs to go back and take beinnger English. :P


RE: "capacious 512MB"
By jemix on 1/5/2011 3:39:56 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
beinnger English
- That's so funny!!!


wow
By Soldier1969 on 1/4/11, Rating: 0
RE: wow
By vol7ron on 1/4/2011 6:10:02 PM , Rating: 3
no it won't


RE: wow
By vol7ron on 1/4/2011 6:11:01 PM , Rating: 2
-- this comment was meant for the other reply that said it would cut the win load time in half.


RE: wow
By SKiddywinks on 1/4/2011 6:10:32 PM , Rating: 2
It is no way near that simple.


RE: wow
By inighthawki on 1/4/2011 7:43:53 PM , Rating: 3
Booting Windows 7 isn't as simple as loading one giant contiguous file from the hard drive.


Reading correctly?
By formulav8 on 1/4/2011 5:39:04 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Maximum read speeds have now jumped to 415MB/sec while maximum read speeds have been elevated to 260MB/sec.


Don't you mean Max Write speeds are 260?

Anyways, this is one fast drive! But a decent sized version will be Way, Way out of my price range! :(




What about those price drops?
By Qapa on 1/4/2011 10:23:52 PM , Rating: 3
The price drops promised to the 2x nm SSDs?
Anyone knows about that?

PS: Underwhelmed by the performance, maybe random and IOPS improved a lot...




I might be interested...
By Shuxclams on 1/4/2011 6:16:57 PM , Rating: 2
had I ever got my 128GB C300 to work, and yes that was even after the firmware upgrade.




<no subject>
By Scabies on 1/4/2011 7:10:54 PM , Rating: 2
I was this close to buying a c300 for a self-present this holiday... Fortunately my self-birthday is a few months off, just in time for the initial reviews and new-tech-markup to wear off :)

oh, and Sandy Bridge, unless AMD blows me away with Bulldozer like I want it to.




2 Typos in One Article???
By SongEmu on 1/4/2011 9:45:32 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
...sizes ranging from 64GB to a more capacious 512MB


I never knew people were satisfied with half a gig of storage...




RE: 2 Typos in One Article???
By FaceMaster on 1/5/2011 4:52:44 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
I never knew people were satisfied with half a gig of storage...


Your Mum was satisfied with my half gig of storage.


no price tag
By Calabros on 1/5/2011 4:17:21 AM , Rating: 2
64Gb for 1/3 of your blood and 512Gb for one of your kidneys . deal?




OCZ
By Silver2k7 on 1/6/2011 4:05:35 AM , Rating: 2
RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express is still faster than this drive :)
[now there are a few even faster drives but talking home and not enterprise]

Available in 100GB to 960GB (1TB) capacities

100GB-160GB Max Performance
Read: Up to 740 MB/s
Write: Up to 690 MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 550 MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 100,000 IOPS

240GB-960GB Max Performance
Read: Up to 740 MB/s
Write: Up to 720 MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 600 MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 120,000 IOPS




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