Micron RealSSD C300 becomes first to use SATA 6Gbps interface

Micron RealSSD C300 becomes first to use SATA 6Gbps interface

Summary: Micron on Thursday announced that its RealSSD C300 solid state drive is the first such drive to use the SATA 6Gbps interface specification.

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Micron on Thursday announced that its RealSSD C300 solid state drive is the first such drive to use the SATA 6Gbps interface specification.

The announcement comes two months after Seagate introduced the first SATA 6Gbps hard drive, the Barracuda XT.

The company says the drive offers read speeds of up to 355MB/sec and write speeds of up to 215MB/sec. It's also the first SSD to use ONFI 2.1 high-speed synchronous NAND, the company says.

The drives will be available in Q1 2010 in 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. sizes and 128GB and 256GB capacities.

Two videos of the drive, after the jump:

Topics: Storage, Hardware

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  • Ok 2 questions

    Price?

    and I think the boot times are a bit fudged. I timed it and the standard hard drive took about 1 minute 8 seconds and the SSD took about 36 seconds but the part where windows 7 Pauses on the bluish screen before it loads the desktop seems a bit stalled. My almost 5 year old computer with Win7 installed boots faster than that and I do not see such a pause and my work computer boots to a usable state on a domain in about a minute if I am relatively quick at the keyboard to get my username and password entered.
    bobiroc
  • RE: Micron RealSSD C300 becomes first to use SATA 6Gbps interface

    Are we there yet?
    invmgr@...