CES Showcase: Crucial and Seagate Demo New SSDs

Crucial and Seagate Show Off New Drives


Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. Here's the scoop.

Crucial RealSSD C300

The Micron  and or Crucial  RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell.  It's a 6G SATA controller so Marvell provided the interface expertise while Crucial handled the firmware and Flash algorithm side of the equation.  The result is a product that's pretty darn impressive.  We'll let Micron's Kristen Bordner show you around a bit...

With the new RealSSD C300, Crucial utilizes the improved bandwidth of SATA 6G to provide ultra high speeds through a proprietary Marvell controller designed in conjunction with Mircron/Crucial . The drive you see here hits up to 355 MB/s read and 215 MB/s write. It comes in 128GB and 256GB capacities while providing the option for both 2.5" and 1.8" form factors. Expect to see the drive available by February 2010.


Seagate Pulsar Enterprise SSD

Seagate had a luxurious display set up at the Four Seasons and had several new products using the new USB 3.0 interface. What caught our eye was the new Pulsar SSD enterprise drive. It featured SLC memory, 200GB capacity, 2.5" form factor and a 5 year warranty. Interestingly, the Pulsar was still sporting only a 3Gb/s interface. Although we won't see this in the mainstream consumer market, its good to see Seagate dipping its toe in the SSD world as well.    

Stick with us as we bring you more from the show floor from the 2010 CES!    

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