Micron announces fast, high-capacity SSDs for laptops

Micron has announced a lineup of fast, high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) designed for the NAND Flash-based laptop market.

The new SSDs, which will be available in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch forms, use Micron’s 25-nanometer NAND Flash technology and offer capacities from 64GB to 512GB.

They will have read speeds of up to 415MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s, which Micron claims are over 17 percent and 20 percent respectively faster than the fastest C300 drive, Micron’s previous model.

The drives also tout SATA 6Gb/s interface support, low power use, light weight and shock resistance to ensure data remains intact and protected.

They will be part of Micron’s RealSSD range with the name C400 and will also be sold under the m4 name from Micron subsidiary Crucial. 

Mass production is expected in February and they should be available for retail in the first quarter of this year. Prices have not yet been revealed.