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NAND cost is basically set. The cost of the memory make up most of the cost of a SSD.

Most companies can't do anything about this. However, companies can build better controllers which gain better performance. The companies that manufacturer NAND are working non-stop and dropping billions to get production up.
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So, we either need new shrinks, manufacturing processes or technology for SSD's to drop enough in price to make them as affordable as mechanical HD's?
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If I could get a 128GB C400 for the same price as the 128GB C300 right now I would in a second. Yes a few $'s less would be nice but you get these for the speed, not the price.
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
So, we either need new shrinks, manufacturing processes or technology for SSD's to drop enough in price to make them as affordable as mechanical HD's?
Shrinks are occuring almost yearly.

More fabs are being built. The 5-6 major NAND companies are heavily investing to ramp up production but demand is still outstripping supply. Smartphones and tablets are gobbling up memory.
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It isn't that much unless you consider that it's a single controller. My Revodrive gets 540, but it uses internal RAID0. So individually the drives only get 270mbps. If this were a Revo, it would have gained 120mbps. Which is a great difference. 60mbps is a whole HDD worth of speed.
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post #27 of 32
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Maximum read speeds have now jumped to 415MB/sec while maximum read speeds have been elevated to 260MB/sec.
Hooray for proof reading!

Are these going to be better than the SandForce SATA 6Gb/s drives?

Edit: I hope that Crucial/Micron has decided to make their lower capacity drives have the same speed as the others this time around.
Edited by stargate125645 - 1/5/11 at 7:10am
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post #28 of 32
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Hooray for proof reading!

Are these going to be better than the SandForce SATA 6Gb/s drives?
No way to know for sure since the SF-2xxx haven't been released yet.... on paper, the SF-2xxx looks to be better though.
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Hooray for proof reading!

Are these going to be better than the SandForce SATA 6Gb/s drives?

Edit: I hope that Crucial/Micron has decided to make their lower capacity drives have the same speed as the others this time around.
They didn't. The article on Anandtech lists a few differences. The 64GB C400 will only have 128MB of cache while the rest have 256MB. Also, the sequential write speed of 260MB/s only applies to the 256GB and 512GB drives. The 128GB drive only gets up to 175MB/s.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4086/m...s-415mbs-reads
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Yup, but the current C300 128GB has rated writes at like 140MB/s doesn't it?

Of course, actual write speeds don't hit quite that high from the benchmarks I've seen on Overlock and it's safe to assume the 175MB/s for the C400 will have the same overestimation as well so that's still about a 20% increase even for the lower capacity C400's.

Glad I waited to pull the trigger. Hope the article is correct about the February release dates and the prices.
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