Only a fool argues with more speed in their computer, and by that logic only a fool would argue with the Micron RealSSD C300. The first SSD to comply natively with the new SATA 6Gbps specification, the RealSSD C300 is capable of up to 355MB/sec read speeds and up to 215MB/sec write speeds and will be available in 128GB and 256GB sizes.
Video comparison demos after the cut
Micron credit the speed on their use of 34nm ONFI 2.1 high-speed synchronous MLC NAND flash memory, which the C300 is the first SSD to use. It’s too early to see how the true performance benchmarks rack up – the C300 goes on sale at some point in Q1 2010 – but Micron have pushed out some demo videos below comparing the new SSD to a standard HDD and to one of their competitors’ SSDs.
What we don’t yet know is how much the RealSSD C300 will cost, and that’s likely to be eye-watering. There’s also something of a shortage of SATA 6Gbps motherboards to use it with, certainly in comparison with SATA 3Gbps boards, but happily the C300 is backward compatible with the older standard.
Micron RealSSD C300 vs. HDD—Everyday Tasks:
Fastest Client SSD: Micron RealSSD C300 vs. Leading Competitor: