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    First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 350MB

    An early look at the fastest single SSD we've come across.
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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    Now thats more like it, I posted back when there was talk of the "new" controller, the provider's name eludes me right now though, and the talk of Anandtechs "preview" of an OCZ drive using that controller harping on about it being the fastest single drive to date. Basically, in every which way, it was so close on performance to existing drives the idea of it being noticeably faster in any real situation was laughable, especially as it wasn't even fastest in every situation in synthetic benchmarks.

    But this is really the next step in SSD performance, though some info would be great as I haven't read up on it at all. Is it the "new" controller, with decent quality memory, is it merely like the OCZ jmicron drives which raided two controllers together internally to give better bandwidth within one case, is it better quality memory, higher spec'd cache memory(more of it and significantly faster?), or a combination of the above.

    THough at a guess, prices are going to be silly for it, at least until 25nm nand flash chips are made available in bulk in Q4 this year.

    Looks like it will one of the first few things down on my "if I win the lotto" shopping list though.

    Its really got some impressive 4kb read/write numbers, which go up under sata 6Gbps, even when its clearly not bandwidth limited. Is that down to removal of overhead on the interface, newer drivers for a newer standard. Less overhead from the raid adaptor or simply hardware raid(though by the looks of it, its an el cheapo raid card).

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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    The controller was made by SandForce IIRC.
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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    The 4K write is about 100x typical 7200RPM drive (often sub-MB/sec). One thing I find a bit curious is that read tend to be faster than write, yet for 4K, write is quite a bit faster than read. Is there a technical explanation for that?

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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    The controller was made by SandForce IIRC.
    It was made by Marvell actually. You're probably thinking of the new OCZ SSDs.

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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    Quote Originally Posted by aceuk View Post
    It was made by Marvell actually. You're probably thinking of the new OCZ SSDs.
    I thought Drunken was referring to the new one ?
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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    the question is; will scan sell me the 128GB version for a sub £300 price point?

    because i won't touch it at more than that.
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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    Quote Originally Posted by R3MF View Post
    the question is; will scan sell me the 128GB version for a sub £300 price point?

    because i won't touch it at more than that.
    Sure they will, just gotta wait a year or so

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    Re: First looks - A peek at Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive's performance: 3

    That's like having ten normal hdds in a raid. Not much use for that kind of speed but good they are still pushing higher.

    But how long do ssd's really last?

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