Almost a month ago Allyn took a look at the prototype Marvell 6G controller and discovered that even with the early engineering sample, read speeds was just under an amazing 300MB/s. At the time of our article, products were not yet ready to use this new controller – until now!

Today Crucial is announcing the RealSSD C300 with 6Gbps controller support using a proprietary Marvell controller and Micron SSDs. Data shown to Daily Tech shows the drive is capable of reaching 355 MB/s (15% faster than the prototype we tested) on reads, and a sequential write speed of 215 MB/s.

128GB and 256GB flavours will be shipping to vendors end of January and should be available to consumers early February. There is no word on pricing, but it’s my guess that this kind of speed won’t come cheap initially.

Crucial Aims for the Fastest SSD Title - Storage 2

The RealSSD C300 will be available in 128 and 256GB capacities, and will be packaged in the standard 2.5-inch form factor. A five-year limited warranty will be standard. Crucial is also considering bundling the drive with cloning software for those who wish to transfer their files and settings, and a desktop bundle may include a mounting bracket.”

Read the full story here at Daily Tech.

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