When we first reviewed Crucial's m4 SSD we came away with mixed feelings on the drive. In some cases it was the first or second fastest drive we'd reviewed, while in others it struggled to outperform last year's C300. While Crucial has been diligent in updating the m4 to fix compatibility issues, we haven't seen any of the performance increases Crucial promised at the drive's introduction. That all changed last week as Crucial posted the latest 0009 firmware for the m4 and Micron C400. Read on for our analysis of the performance update and a quick recap of the m4's role in the marketplace.
Micron's RealSSD C400 uses 25nm NAND at $1.61/GB, Offers 415MB/s Reads
Here’s a little deja vu for you. At last year’s Storage Visions (a small storage show that precedes CES) Micron announced its first 6Gbps SSD, the RealSSD C300. Although...39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2011