Latest in 1.8-inch

Image credit:

Micron RealSSD C300 becomes first SSD to leverage SATA 6Gbps interface

Darren Murph
12.03.09
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Seagate may have claimed the rights to the planet's first SATA 6Gbps hard drive, but it's Micron claiming the same feat in the SSD realm. The outfit's new RealSSD C300 is the first of its kind to natively comply with the wicked fast new specification, which will (at least in theory) provide read speeds of up to 355MB/sec and write speeds of up to 215MB/sec. It's also the first solid state drive to use ONFI 2.1 high-speed synchronous NAND, and while we're obviously eager to see what real-world benchmarks show, the demonstration vids after the break already have our mouths watering. As for availability? Tthe drive is currently sampling in 1.8- and 2.5-inch sizes, though consumers shouldn't expect to pick one up (in 128GB or 256GB sizes) until Q1 of next year. Best start saving, bud.

Gallery: Micron RealSSD C300 becomes first to leverage SATA 6Gbps interface | 6 Photos

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Amazon rolls out a cash payment option for online orders in the US

Amazon rolls out a cash payment option for online orders in the US

View
Apple will use recycled rare earth metals in the iPhone's Taptic Engine

Apple will use recycled rare earth metals in the iPhone's Taptic Engine

View
Xfinity internet-only customers now get the Flex streaming platform for free

Xfinity internet-only customers now get the Flex streaming platform for free

View
YouTube is bringing a big, ugly ad banner to its TV app's home screen

YouTube is bringing a big, ugly ad banner to its TV app's home screen

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr