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Old 12-03-09, 08:25 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Micron announces fastest SSD, first SATA 3.0 6Gbit/sec SSD

Much faster than the Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD I bought last month.

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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

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Micron RealSSD C300 vs. HDD—Everyday Tasks

Fastest Client SSD: Micron RealSSD C300 vs. Leading Competitor

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.
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Old 12-03-09, 09:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Micron announces fastest SSD, first SATA 3.0 6Gbit/sec SSD

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.
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Old 12-03-09, 11:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: Micron announces fastest SSD, first SATA 3.0 6Gbit/sec SSD

Yessss...

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

It won't be long now.
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Default Re: Micron announces fastest SSD, first SATA 3.0 6Gbit/sec SSD

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.
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