TC Mag reports Micron started shipping its RealSSD C400, a new line of solid state disks with 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and a Marvell SSD controller. These disks are available online in 64GB, 128GB and 512GB capacities for $129.99, $244.99, and $949.99, respectively.
The C400s feature a 2.5-inch form factor, utilize 25nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory chips (Intel's SSDs have 34nm NAND), they have a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 1.2 million hours and deliver a random 4kB read and write performance of up to 40,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, respectively (20,000 IOPS when writing for the 64GB model). The 'official' sequential read/write speeds announced by Micron are 415/95 MB/s (64GB), 415/175 MB/s (128GB) and 415/260 MB/s (512GB).
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Re: Micron RealSSD C400 SSD now shipping by Anonymous on Saturday, March 19 2011 @ 18:26:15 CET
320 will start the mass changeover, but 512 is the grand goal for most folks. The Intel 600 coming in April is going to have to be price competitive with the 512 despite the added capacity.
The 256's are going to seem "small" as we get to the 2H of 2011...