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12-03-09, 08:25 AM
Much faster than the Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD I bought last month.

Micron announces its fastest notebook, desktop SSD
The RealSSD C300 doubles Micron's flash chip density
By Lucas Mearian December 2, 2009

Computerworld - Micron Technology Inc. announced today a new solid-state drive (SSD) that it described as the industry's fastest for notebook and desktop PCs with about 50% better data transfer speeds compared with today's best consumer-grade flash drives.

Micron's RealSSD C300 drive is the first to leverage the SATA 3.0 specification, which offers 6Gbit/sec. throughput and the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 2.1 specification providing sequential read speeds of up to 355MB/sec. and sequential write speeds of up to 215MB/sec., Micron said. All current SSD and most hard disk drives use the SATA 2.0, 3Gbit/sec. interface.
Read more at Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141627/Micron_announces_its_fastest_notebook_desktop_SSD)

Micron RealSSD C300 vs. HDD—Everyday Tasks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqnL3jX3dik&feature=player_embedded)

Fastest Client SSD: Micron RealSSD C300 vs. Leading Competitor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_xfoVdM9ic&feature=player_embedded)

I'm almost sure the unnamed Leading Competitor SSD in the second video is the Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD, my benchmarks are just about the same.

12-03-09, 09:19 AM
350$ is not bad for 128Gb. :) Gonna wait for more benchmarks(anandtech's especially). Still I think two 80Gb in Raid 0 would offer better performance.

12-03-09, 11:40 AM

The performance is going up and the price is coming down.

It won't be long now. :D

12-04-09, 02:45 AM
The only SATA 3 boards that will ship anytime soon will be using a Marvell controller... hopefully it's a decent enough controller. Damn Intel dragging the ball on SATA 3/USB 3. :(