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KingFast Unveils C-Drive 1 TB SSD

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    Chinese flash memory specialist KingFast announced its take on high-capacity compound SSDs with the C-Drive 1 TB. The drive looks like any other 2.5-inch, 9.5 mm-thick SSD, but encloses two subunits striped in an internal RAID 0 configuration, that's abstract to the host, to which it connects over SATA 6 Gb/s. Each of the two 512 GB subunits is driven by an LSI-SandForce SF-2281 controller. KingFast didn't mention if the RAID controller lets the contraption retain support for the TRIM command, but unless they have something substantial like OCZ VCA, we suspect it doesn't. The SATA 6 Gb/s interface clearly bottlenecks the C-Drive, which offers sequential speeds of 559 MB/s reads with 532 MB/s writes, with 5~10% of the interface bandwidth being consumed by the various overheads.It's still the fastest sequential speeds advertised for a SATA 6 Gb/s drive.

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    C- Drive..... i see what you did there.
     
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    My first though was- is this even possible for now., and then I saw that it's a RAID configuration. That makes perfect sense now. Not for Ultrabooks for sure with this 9.5mm thickness.
     
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    Crucial makes a 960GB M500 SSD that costs ~$599 and is in a 7mm form factor using their higher-density Micron NAND. It actually contains 1024GB of flash memory but is partitioned down to improve longevity and performance consistency.
     
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    Any news on the price? I don't mind loosing trim since I was going to loose it running dual 256-512GB drives in raid anyway.
     
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    even the chinese don't buy kingfast products.
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    Hehe, I took that picture. I really need to start watermarking them.
     
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    Got it FS yet? ;) A review possibly as well?
     
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    I'll get the drive next month when they go into production. I should have all capacity sizes.
     
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    I might have to try and buy one off of you ;)
     
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    :)
     

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