Micron launches RealSSD solid state drives

By on November 28, 2007, 4:58 PM
Micron today became the latest company to jump on the NAND flash-based solid state disk train by announcing its RealSSD family of storage devices. The RealSSD family comprises three different product types: RealSSD drives, RealSSD Embedded USB drives, and RealSSD Modules.

RealSSD drives are geared toward notebook and desktop use and will be introduced in 1.8 and 2.5 form factors with 32GB and 64GB capacities. They all feature a SATA II interface and are rated for maximum sustained read and write speeds of 75MBps and 35MBps respectively.

RealSSD Embedded USB drives will have capacities ranging from 1GB to 8GB and are intended to be integrated into systems via an embedded USB 2.0 interface, while the RealSSD Module is a SATA-enabled low profile module storage device aimed at server-based applications that measures only 25 mm high, less than 4 mm thick and 133.5 mm long.

Micron says the RealSSD drives are currently sampling and should hit mass production some time next quarter. RealSSD Embedded USB drives and RealSSD Modules should hit the market quicker, though, with mass production scheduled for the end of this year.




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Cinders said:
"They all feature a SATA II interface and are rated for maximum sustained read and write speeds of 75MBps on the 1.8" variant and 35MBps on the 1.8" drives."I'm sure the author meant to say:"They all feature a SATA II interface and are rated for maximum sustained read and write speeds of 75MBps on the [b]2.5[/b]" variant and 35MBps on the 1.8" drives."[Edited by Cinders on 2007-11-28 18:18:02]
Julio said:
Thanks for watching our backs, fixed :)
ute said:
Actually, the size of the drive doesn't change the speed; it's a read/write difference. Read speeds are 75MBps and write speeds are 35MBps for both sizes. See [url]http://www.micron.com/products/real_ssd/index.[/url][Ed
ted by ute on 2007-11-29 10:36:32]
Soul Harvester said:
I really look forward to when SSDs are cheap enough to buy commonly. I don't even demand that much space - I mean truly, for almost anything, even a 40GB drive would suffice. I've always wanted a computer with no moving parts yet enough storage space to satisfy me... and now that is actually just around the corner.
rif said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]I really look forward to when SSDs are cheap enough to buy commonly. I don't even demand that much space - I mean truly, for almost anything, even a 40GB drive would suffice. I've always wanted a computer with no moving parts yet enough storage space to satisfy me... and now that is actually just around the corner.[/quote]No moving parts is a good aim for portable devices. Notebooks get bumped around and that is not good for harddisks. Further for conserving battery SSD disks is the way to go. Also I find it a mistake that notebook CPUs need a cooling fan. Think about it, first the CPU waste precious battery power by generating unwanted heat, then we have to spend even more energy to get rid of this heat. For notebooks I rather want longer running than increased CPU speed.SSD is possible, but it will be 2010 before SSD will be viable alternative for notebook harddisk, i.e. at a pay-able price. Currently Dec. 2007 cheapest (not fast) flash mem is 6 EUR per GB (Alternate.de A-Data CompactFlash), 2.5" HDD is 0.50 EUR per GB, a 12x price difference.On desktop systems hardisk as mechanical device is not a problem, however I find it a wrong design, when side devices like north bridge chips and graphics cards require their own fan to be running. That is too many open points for mechanical failure.[Edited by rif on 2007-12-02 11:48:47][Edited by rif on 2007-12-02 11:51:38]
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