Micron intros "industry's fastest" SSD, uses SATA 6Gb/s

By Matthew ยท 49 replies
Dec 2, 2009
  1. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Am looking to get one of does babys as soon as they come out.
  2. timljh

    timljh TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    looking forward for it to comes close to affordable level =P
  3. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    nice, yet the price is still high, but for some geek like me, it's always value for money. the technology goes so fast that i'm not even sure there's an SSD that is 'finished' yet. the transfer rate mentioned here in some comments leaves me in AWE ;)

  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    For the same price as one of these Micron drives you could get several OCZ or Intel drives and RAID0 them and they will be much faster.
  5. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I've been thinking of getting an SSD for my PC, but I think I will wait until these are available, Some very good specs there!
  6. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    With SSDs, price is still a major problem. I believe most users would still choose the normal hard drives.
  7. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    Of course an SSD (solid state) is much faster than a HD (physical movement), the real comparison should be against a another SSD. We will all be buying SSD's as soon the price/GB comes down to a reasonable price.
  8. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    The speed of these new generation SSDs is definitely interesting, and this one appears to be even better than the Intel X25-m. However, price is still quite high, so I think I'll wait a year or two before going the SSD way. I'm sure prices will be much better then since SSDs will be more popular items than they are today.
  9. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    The video is working fine here - btw, it was really cool to watch! Got me much more interested in SSD's.
  10. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Ya only time will allow these SSD's to become more ethical in buying one for a home PC or average user. Also i can see these SSD's becoming much faster then those velociraptors.
  11. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I would love to get my hands on one of those but I would probably have to sell my kidneys (and maybe a few other vital organs) to pay for it.
  12. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Wow. We are finally seeing some of the speed that SSD's tech has promised for 2 years now. Boot times would be miniscule indeed.
  13. drasho

    drasho TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    hehe the speed is pretty good...
    cant wait for hte price to go down a little bit ^_^
  14. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    The performance is awesome, but dang that's a premium to pay for it :(
  15. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    Solid States seem really nice, but they are ridiculously overpriced. Unless you are incredibly rich, they are too out of reach.
  16. Hereimiz

    Hereimiz TS Rookie

    i can't wait for this tech to become affordable
  17. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Touche !! :p
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    all i know is that if i had 2 of these in raid 0 all my worries and waiting for stuff to load would be over i mean look at how fast it was loading windows that was insane. I use photoshop a lot so i liked how much faster it loaded the pictures this would be a great buy if i didnt have to sell a kidney just to own one of them.
  19. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I won't be buying it at that price but in a few years, heck yeah. The prices of all SSD's have dropped a lot so I don't expect it to be too long before this drive is more affordable.
  20. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    DAMN I too wants one! And I'll buy hundreds of them give some the people in this article! So that happy people can be happy people :D:D:D:D:
  21. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Thats pretty fast. Todays HDD are pretty slow imo SSDs are the thing now I'm quite fed up waiting on almost 1TB of files to go on my external.. .took about a couple hrs if I can remember correctly thats quite slow in todays fast pace world. When will we lose the SATA and move PCs to SSD too I want to see when that day comes.
  22. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    How big is it? I want size AND performance. So far Raiding four or so 2TB drives is really, really fast and has enormous capacity.
  23. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    it would take 4 to 6 WD raptors in raid just to hit around the same speeds this SSD has which would actually cost more than just getting the SSD lol.
  24. This doesn't seem much faster than the OCZ Vortex Turbo 120GB SSD's
    (OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G) that are out right now.

    Also how do these compare to the SanDisk ExtremeFFS SSD drives?
  25. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    this is also running at 3gb instead of 6 like its meant to run at.
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