Saturday, August 9th 2008

Micron Technology Announces Superfast SSDs, 250 MB/s Sustained!

Considered by many as the memory perfectionists, Micron Technology, that's working closely with Intel these days in the field of solid state storage, NAND flash technologies, etc., has devised a drive series it calls RealSSD, the series is branched into consumer and enterprise segments, the P200 series are the enterprise offerings which are manufactured in a way that allows high uptime and MTBF to for mission-critical storage environments. The P200 uses Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND technology while RealSSD C200 series aimed at the consumer segment uses the much cheaper Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND technology.

What makes the RealSSD stand out is that the drives offer sequential read and write speed of a whopping 250MB/s, something that takes 4 ~ 6 member RAID 0 arrays using conventional drives to achieve. The C200 series are available in the 1.8" and 2.5" form-factors, the 1.8" drives come in capacities between 32GB and 128 GB while the larger drives offer capacities up to 256 GB. The drives use the 3 GB/s SATA II interface and the MLC-based C200 parts offer respectable write speeds of around 100 MB/s which is still high for its segment, with read speeds of around 250 MB/s. These drives are expected to arrive in Q4, 2008 under the Lexar brand.

Source: NordicHardware
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11 Comments on Micron Technology Announces Superfast SSDs, 250 MB/s Sustained!

#2
Wile E
Power User
Yeah, but how much are the P200 series gonna cost?

I have to admit tho, I would love to have that. Slap 2 in a RAID0, and call it a day.

Side note: When did you get back bta?
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Considering it's for the enterprise, P200 should cost a bomb.

I came back this morning.
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
now thats where we want SSD's to go!
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#5
tkpenalty
250MB sustained... holy SHIT. Add that with almost no latency... (Tkpenalty dreams of windows loading in 2 seconds).
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I Was under the impression that micron wanted to introduce SSDs to the mainstream with very competitive (read : lower!) prices.
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#8
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
*envisions his pc in 2009*
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#9
mk_ln
i wonder what the pricing is going to be like...
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Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
I Was under the impression that micron wanted to introduce SSDs to the mainstream with very competitive (read : lower!) prices.
That's what the C200 series with MLC flash is for.

I'm just more interested in the P200 with SLC flash. lol.
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#11
PCpraiser100
250 MB/s, thats like 5 second level loading on Far Cry!:eek:
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