Today Micron lifted the review embargo on their new M600 SSD lineup. We covered their press launch a couple of weeks ago, but as a recap, the headline new feature is the new Dynamic Write Acceleration feature. As this is a new (and untested) feature that...
Write speeds greatly improved(*) over prior generation Micron SSDs.
Reduced write power consumption when in SLC mode (*).
16nm Micron flash should result in lower cost/GB.
Very high endurance rating for a consumer / OEM SSD.
The sequence, one last time:
Here's the full sequence again, to save you from the need to flip back to page 2:
To get more of an apples to apples comparison, we subjected a few prior generation Micron samples to a similar test sequence:
Simple, snap together housing, with a single screw to hold the PCB in place. Cost cutting design at its finest. I've included the 256GB MSATA SSD in this pic. No disassembly required...
One of the main things Micron has struggled with over the past few generations of SSDs has been write speeds. Take a look at this older spec sheet:
After the initial posting of this article, further details have come to light. BrainSplatter got back to me with some data on temperature effecting the slowing effect on old file read speeds. The same test was run first at 32C (90f) and then at 52C (126F...
** Edit ** (24 Sep)
We have updated this story with temperature effects on the read speed of old data. Additional info on page 3.
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** Edit 2 ** (26 Sep)
New quote from Samsung:
"We acknowledge the recent issue associated with the...