Fastest SATA SSD ever will be available to the public within a few weeks
Intel currently has the best selling solid state drive in the market, thanks to the impressive pricing and performance of the 80GB X25-M. The company uses its own proprietary controller to attain the fastest random read and write performance in any SATA-based SSD.
That was until Micron's RealSSD C300 came along. It uses the same 34nm NAND flash memory as Intel from their joint venture IM Flash Technologies, but the C300 uses a new controller from Marvell along with custom firmware developed by Micron. The result is the fastest 2.5-inch SSD ever in random and sequential performance. The drive can read data as quickly as 350MB/s, requiring the use of a 6Gbps SATA interface to unleash its full potential.
Micron is already shipping this amazing new drive to its OEM customers, but enthusiasts will have to wait until February 22 for Crucial, Micron's retail subsidiary, to launch the consumer version of the drive. The 128GB version will sell for $399, while the 256GB version will sell for $799.
The new drives also feature 256MB of DRAM cache and a five-year warranty. It will be available on Crucial's website, as well as at retail and e-tail partners.
Crucial C300 6Gbps SATA SSD Available in February, Looks to Claim Fastest Drive Title