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Micron Intros C400 SSDs Using 25nm Process

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Micron's new line of RealSSDs reaches up to 512 GB in capacity.

Tuesday Micron Technology announced a new line of notebook-oriented RealSSD solid-state drives that are the first to incorporate the company's 25nm NAND process. This implementation allows for faster notebook SSDs and capacities ranging from 64 GB to 512 GB.

"SSDs are bringing excitement back into personal computing," said Dean Klein, vice president of memory system development at Micron. "Micron is accelerating this enthusiasm with our new RealSSD portfolio, providing even greater performance and higher capacities than our previous generation SSDs."

According to Micron, the new C400 batch will arrive in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors and support the SATA 6Gb/s interface and third-generation flash translation layer (controller NAND management algorithms). They'll also offer read speeds up to 415 MB/s-- more than 17-percent faster than the previous generation (C300)--and write speeds up to 260 MB/s-- and standard SSD features such as low power consumption, lightweight construction, and resistance to shock and vibration.

Micron said that it's currently working with notebook manufacturers to qualify the new RealSSD drives under the C400 model name. Samples of the RealSSD C400 SSDs are already available, however Micron expects to enter mass production sometime in February.

As for the general consumer and businesses, Micron's Crucial division will sell the RealSSD C400 as the Crucial m4 SSD in Q1 2011. The drives will be sold online via Crucial's website and at select global channel partners.

Micron RealSSD C400 Demo

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    danwat1234 , January 5, 2011 2:07 AM
    I'll buy a new SSD when I can get one that can easily saturate SATA III with 4K reads or 4K writes. Somehow I don't think the Intel G2 will be obsolete for many years with random i/o performance.
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    joelmartinez , January 5, 2011 2:53 AM
    I, like mayankleoboy1, am waiting for sf2000 to make my purchase. I have the upgrade money just think now is not the best time to spend it.
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    joelmartinez , January 5, 2011 2:54 AM
    Also don't make some retarded comment about how I, like mayankleoboy1 it's just stupid look at the frickin comma people
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    Anonymous , January 5, 2011 4:05 AM
    Joel, are you coming out of the closet on Tom's?
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    eklipz330 , January 5, 2011 4:13 AM
    joelmartinezAlso don't make some retarded comment about how I, like mayankleoboy1 it's just stupid look at the frickin comma people

    u know what i think is stupid? double posting instead of editing

    but that's just me
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    amk09 , January 5, 2011 5:43 AM
    eklipz330u know what i think is stupid? double posting instead of editingbut that's just me



    It's also kind of stupid to suggest editing when it's not possible to edit...

    sorry :/ 
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    kronos_cornelius , January 5, 2011 5:45 AM
    My time was too important to waste, so I've being running a speedy OCZ SSD for a while now. It is nice to see the tech progressing. This SSD close to doubles the SSD I already have !

    This guys should partner with HP, Dell or other manufacturers so that they can market a "finished product" with commercials for a lay audience. This things should be a bigger deal than they are... I mean tablet smartphone-size big deal. I have so much trouble getting use to how slow other people's computer feel now.
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    stingstang , January 5, 2011 5:48 AM
    What the hell is going on with those computers? My notebook has a lowest-bidder 5400 rpm hard drive, and it starts up in at least a third of the time as the one on the right. I'll admit the the SSD is faster, but using a REAL computer, it's not THAT much faster than what's shown.
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    ruffopurititiwang , January 5, 2011 6:01 AM
    look! it's justin sex!
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    jrocks84 , January 5, 2011 6:18 AM
    Quote:
    It's also kind of stupid to suggest editing when it's not possible to edit...

    sorry :/ 


    Click "Read the comments on the forums" and then you can edit the posts like you would normally on the forums.
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    CKKwan , January 5, 2011 10:05 AM
    3 times the speed, 10 times the money.
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    elcentral , January 5, 2011 10:30 AM
    a test whit a ssd and a ordenary hard drive OMG iwe newer seen it before sight. if it is so superior show me a ssd vs ssd battle or noting at all,
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    noblerabbit , January 5, 2011 12:40 PM
    I will buy a G3 Intel for my desktop, and shove the G2 into my wife's laptop. I don't need the extreme fastest SSD out there from micron and crucial, as my G2 is already bloody fast (bootup into Internet state and all icons in less than 20s on an aging AMD tricore, although that CPU will win the award for longest lasting powerhouse for me)
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    g00fysmiley , January 5, 2011 12:50 PM
    so ... 1/2 TB drive.. while on the one hand tis great that they are upping capacity they are still up in price, unless this cuts prices it'll probably be minimum 1300 , as its newer tech pobably closwer to $2k+ @ 2k its about $4 a gig... we're getting closer to the magic $1 per gig mark when i'll gladly jump in but not there yet
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    tsnorquist , January 5, 2011 1:35 PM
    This video would have been much easier to watch had Micron used the Homeless guy with the Golden Voice to narrate.
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    robisinho , January 5, 2011 3:56 PM
    from $1.9/GB on the C300 to $1.6/GB on the C400. that's really almost sad. over at anandtech they say that sf-2000 is not until at least Q3 this year.
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    robochump , January 5, 2011 4:57 PM
    Just make the damn things affordable!!!
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    phate , January 5, 2011 5:37 PM
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    from $1.9/GB on the C300 to $1.6/GB on the C400. that's really almost sad.


    I'm always disappointed when things get cheaper too.... wait what?
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    firemachine69 , January 6, 2011 4:48 PM
    I have a Kingston Value drive with the JMicron controller... Whomever said it was stutter-free is full of BS. That being said, it's blazing-fast compared to the IDE drive I was running before.