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PRODUCT REVIEW
July 23, 2013

Syba SI-PEX40057:  The affordable way to add 4x SATA-III ports!

 


PRESS RELEASE
April 9, 2013

Crucial M500 SSD Now Available
New Drive Delivers Terabyte-Class Capacity, Faster Speeds, and Advanced Feature Set


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Crucial
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Crucial
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Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, April 09, 2013 - Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the immediate availability of the Crucial® M500 solid state drive (SSD). Featuring terabyte-class capacity, increased response times, and an advanced feature set, the Crucial M500 SSD is available now through select global channel partners and at www.crucial.com/ssd. The 2.5-inch drives are available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities with MSRPs of $129.99, $219.99, $399.99, and $599.99, respectively.

Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD enables users to boot up their systems almost instantaneously, provides ample storage and powerful data transfer speeds, and easily addresses the multitasking demands of today's applications. Using Micron's 20nm MLC NAND flash, a SATA 6Gb/s controller combined with Micron's custom firmware to deliver up to 80,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), the drive's sequential read and write speeds reach up to 500 MB/s and 400 MB/s, respectively.1

The Crucial M500 SSD incorporates features important for data protection and reliability, such as hardware-based encryption that meets TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE 1667 standards (TCG Opal 2.0 + IEEE 1667) when combined with appropriate software2, thermal management technology, protection against unexpected power-loss, and advanced error recovery techniques. In addition, the drive offers device sleep (DEVSLP), which increases system battery life while maintaining system responsiveness. This feature enables the drive to draw less than 5 milliwatts of power while the system is in sleep mode— a 93% power improvement compared to Crucial's previous-generation drives.3

"We designed the Crucial M500 to meet the reliability and performance expectations of today's systems, and are thrilled to offer the first terabyte-class. SSD for under $600," said Robert Wheadon, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. "The Crucial M500 is equipped with an impressive new set of features, making it a multifaceted solution for today and tomorrow."

Leveraging the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology, the Crucial M500 is compatible with both PC and Mac® systems, and is backed by a limited three-year warranty. The 2.5 form factor is available in 7mm height and comes with a 9.5mm bracket. M.2 form factors are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2013.
 

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1 Based on 480GB and 960GB capacities
2 When combined with software applications, including Microsoft® BitLocker with Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise/RT or Wave® Systems' EMBASSY® Trust suite
3 Comparing Micron and Crucial 240GB M500 SSD with device sleep to Micron and Crucial 256GB C400/m4SSD>
About Crucial.com
Crucial.com is a leading online retailer specializing in computer memory (RAM) and solid state drives (SSD), and is operated by a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer memory products. Crucial.com offers more than 250,000 compatible products for nearly every computer system: home and business, old and new, PC and Mac® computers. Utilizing a suite of easy-to-use, free online tools, including the Crucial® System Scanner and the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool, crucial.com makes it easy to find a compatible upgrade to improve computer performance and restore system reliability. For more information, visit www.crucial.com.
About Micron
Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.
©2013 Micron Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Crucial and the Crucial logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

 


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
November 23, 2012

Our Stocking Stufer Recommendations!


PRODUCT REVIEW
October 16, 2012

The SuperMicro X9DA7


PRODUCT REVIEW
July 20, 2012

Samsung's 830 Series SSDs tested vs Crucial m4


PRODUCT REVIEW
June 25, 2012

Micron Introduces the SSD for enterprises - the P400e


PRODUCT REVIEW
May 11, 2012

Western Digital's Newest 1TB Raptor is here!


PRODUCT REVIEW
April 25, 2012

We test the Micron / Crucial C400 mSATA 128GB SSD!

 


PRESS RELEASE
April 10, 2012

Micron Announces mSATA Solid-State Drive for Ultrathin Laptops

Micron’s RealSSD™ C400 mSATA SSD Provides High Performance for Ultraportable Computing

Boise, Idaho, April 10, 2012 – Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new solid-state drive (SSD) that broadens Micron’s client product portfolio to serve the rapidly emerging Ultrabook™ category. The newly announced drive is based on the proven architecture of Micron’s popular RealSSD™ C400 drives, providing the same high performance and reliability.

The C400 mSATA drive is designed to work in ultrathin, high-performance SSD-based systems and can also act as a cache drive in dual-drive systems. SSD-caching systems have both a hard-disk drive and a low-capacity SSD. These systems use software to automatically identify the most frequently used files and programs and then access those files from the SSD, providing greater performance than a hard-disk drive, but at a lower price point than a stand-alone SSD.

The mSATA form factor is an emerging standard that allows ultrathin notebook manufacturers to integrate a high-capacity SSD in a space that is about one-third of the size of a standard business card (3cm x 5cm). That tiny footprint, coupled with the C400’s inherent power savings, light weight, and durability, make this drive ideal for new mobile designs.

“Efficient memory and storage are key components to portable computing,” said Justin Sykes, Micron’s general manager of client SSD solutions. “Our new mSATA delivers on the true promise of SSD technology—high-performance storage in a tiny, low-power package. Breaking away from the constraints of enclosures meant for hard drives is a great step toward enabling truly mobile computing platforms.”

The RealSSD C400 mSATA SSD ships in capacities ranging from 32 gigabytes (GB) to 256GB with a SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface for the high data throughput that is ideal for the “instant on” responsiveness demanded by Ultrabook systems. The drive's focused high performance[1], low power consumption and caseless design enable better computing experiences in ultrathin form factors. Additionally, the established design leverages Micron's proven 25 nanometer (nm) MLC NAND Flash and manufacturing and testing capabilities.

The drive is currently in production and is available through Micron’s extensive distribution network. A Crucial-branded version will be available to consumers this calendar quarter through select global channel partners and at www.crucial.com.

About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. The company transforms foundational memory technologies—including DRAM, NAND Flash, and NOR Flash—into innovative solutions such as solid-state drives (SSDs), modules, multi-chip packages and other semiconductor systems. Micron’s worldwide operations design, manufacture and market these solutions for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.

The Micron Technology, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6950

©2012 Micron Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Micron and the Micron orbit logo are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


PRODUCT TEST
March 31, 2012

Asus P9X79 WS
Setting the bar once again for Workstation Systems

 


 


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