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Micron Debuts World's Fastest 2.5in SSD

Gordon Kelly

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We like SSDs and we like them fast...

Thankfully Micron agrees and it has debuted the 'C300' which is the world's fastest 2.5in SSD and by quite some considerable margin. Rather than the incremental circa 250MBps rates we usually see, the C300 races to a rocket sled 355MB per second read speed coupled with a 215MBps write.

Micron's official video (above) shows some practical benefits of this which include lightning fast Windows 7 boot times and file transfer rates. Of course the C300 also becomes the first 2.5in SSD to genuinely take advantage of SATA 3.0 which has 6Gbps maximum bandwidth though at such speeds you're likely to be held back by other bottlenecks in your system.

That said, Micron still has some way to go before it can claim the overall SSD speed crown. That title belongs to Fusion-io's ioDrive Duo, a PCI Express based SSD which manages sustained read and write speeds of 1,500MBps and 1,400MBps respectively!

Don't worry Micron, we all still really want a C300 - a lot! 128GB and 256GB editions will be produced with a launch time frame of Q1. Dear Santa, if you could just wait a month...

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Press Release

morsch

December 3, 2009, 6:43 pm

Well, how much is it, then? The sky's the limit when it comes to SSD speed, but this always comes at a price. I suppose the Micron drive is MLC?

Gordon394

December 3, 2009, 8:19 pm

Wasn't mentioned, but I suspect a lot!

xenos

December 4, 2009, 12:03 am

Yes please :)

Mathew White

December 4, 2009, 2:48 pm

This is the reason I keep boring all my friends by gabbling on about the sheer awesomeness of SSDs and why I as a multimedia designer cannot WAIT to have my Mac Pro (8TB) and my Mac Mini media set-up (6TB) full of them at 2TB+ each please... These things lust look fantastic in general use, but the potential when shoving large video/audio/image files around is clear for all to see in these tests..... "Dear Santa... I have been a good boy this year... sort of."

GoldenGuy

December 4, 2009, 4:38 pm

I grew bored with these SSD record breakers long ago. Yeah I'd like to go to the moon too but unless you're willing to write the cheque, Micron, you know.

Rickysio

December 9, 2009, 3:12 pm

Hopefully the JMicron controller below is much improved.





Or I'd rather just use a Intel drive, which would trounce it.

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