Micron RealSSD C300 SATA III SSD Review
Dave and Marco, I believe you should call the interface “SATA 6G.” (You kind of vacillate back and forth between that and “SATA III” in the article.) First of all, the SATA IO wants you to (actually they prefer “SATA 6Gb/s”, but heck with second, there the confusion with the stated speed of the second generation which is 3 Gb/s. I know it a minor point, I know everyone says “SATA II” instead of “SATA 3G;” but as SATA 6G becomes more wide spread, it something that will come up more often and I sure that Micron would prefer that the higher speed interface was given its due.
I also cringed a little when Marvell was mentioned. When SATA 6G was new, that company introduced a controller chip which several motherboard manufacturers rushed to put replica watches on their P55 based products and then rushed to take off. Several causes were blamed; Marvell said that it was problems supporting legacy PATA controls, replica watches other replica watches s said the chips wouldn reach 6G speeds. I suppose the proof is in the pudding, or rather the benchmarks; but for me it like Toyota: sure they fixed that annoying “careening out of control” issue, but would you want to buy from them any time soon?
The only question that I still have about SSD drives is how do there sustained rewrite speeds perform. I know TRIM is suppose to fix everything but, realistically do the speeds posted on all the reviews really maintain themselves. The only real true test to this is to do 12 or so back to back 10GB write tests. This way you can see the drive performance tail off as TRIM activates and your assured that the entire disk has been written at least once. In all honesty this is the true test of weather or not a SSD is ready for prime time or not. In most of my experience all of the SSD drives are lacking to that resp replica watches ect.