Chip-manufacturer Micron Technology has introduced a new line of RealSSD solid-state drives (SSDs) that range in capacity from 64GB to 512GB.
Micron Technology's new RealSSD C400 flash drive line is based on its 25-nm NAND flash lithography technology. The new SSDs are available in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors.
The new SSDs supports the SATA 6-Gbit a second interface that opens up the data path between the host processor and the SSD and deliver enhanced overall system responsiveness such as faster boot times and application loads. The product line reach read speeds of up to 415MB a second. As far write performance is concerned, the new 512GB drive is capable of achieving up to 260MB a second.
Micron's RealSSD C300 drive, which also comes in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch models, was company's first drive to leverage the SATA 3.0 specification and the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 2.1 specification.
Speaking on the SSDs, Jeff Janukowicz from IDC said, "The use of leading-edge NAND technology and product innovations, such as in Micron's RealSSD drives continue to bring SSDs into the mainstream by enabling higher performance and lower power consumption in a more cost effective solution."
Dean Klein, the vice president of memory system development at Micron, said that SSDs were bringing excitement back into personal computing.
Micron Technology will supply RealSSD C400 SSDs in volumes of 1,000, with price tags of $110 for 64GB, $215 for 128GB, $425 for 256GB and $825 for 512GB. Mass production will begin in February.