Friday, February 26th 2010

Crucial RealSSD C300 Goes on Sale

One of the industry's first solid state drives that use the new SATA 6 Gb/s interface - probably the only devices that can truly benefit from its bandwidth, the Crucial RealSSD C300 series has gone on sale, on the company's online store. The 128 GB variant (CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1) is priced at US $499.99, while the 256 GB one (CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1) goes for $799.99. Backed by expertise from IM Flash Technologies, the RealSSD C300 high-speed Synchronous NAND chips to achieve read speeds of 355 MB/s, something the device cannot achieve over SATA 3 Gb/s taking its natural bandwidth and protocol overhead into account.

Providing SATA 6 Gb/s controllers is a growing trend among motherboard manufacturers with upper mid-range and high-end motherboards. Many of these use Marvell 88SE9123-NAA2, a two-port controller that uses a single PCI-Express 2.0 lane for system interface. AMD's new SB800 series southbridge chips that will feature in motherboards with AMD 8-series chipset, which release next month, have native SATA 6 Gb/s support. This is where RealSSD finds its support base.

Source: Softpedia
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7 Comments on Crucial RealSSD C300 Goes on Sale

#1
Marineborn
that aint horrible for a 128gb ssd, not bad at all, but still to steep for me
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#2
Thrackan
I hope they will soon actually have models that are in stock :shadedshu
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#3
mtosev
prices fail. 500USD. haha
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#4
Yellow&Nerdy?
by: mtosev
prices fail. 500USD. haha
Well, if we do a little math, it wouldn't be that fail. Let's take the Corsair P128. Read speed: 220 MB/s and price 355$. Crucial C300: 355 MB/s read speed and price 479$. The read is about 60% faster (1.6 * 220 = 352). The price: 1.6 (that is 60%) * 355 = 568, instead of 479.

So actually, purely watching on the read speed and price, it's a bargain! For who ever can consider a 500$ storage drive a bargain...
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That aint bad for price seriously, especially with Sata 6.0 and the size. Still a tad steep for me but I love the reads. I wish they gave us some information about writes though.
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#6
kaneda
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
Well, if we do a little math, it wouldn't be that fail. Let's take the Corsair P128. Read speed: 220 MB/s and price 355$. Crucial C300: 355 MB/s read speed and price 479$. The read is about 60% faster (1.6 * 220 = 352). The price: 1.6 (that is 60%) * 355 = 568, instead of 479.

So actually, purely watching on the read speed and price, it's a bargain! For who ever can consider a 500$ storage drive a bargain...
<3 logic :D
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#7
ToTTenTranz
When will the SSDs actually be priced for everyone instead of 3 or 4 people in the world?
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