Micron Enters The Solid State Drives Business
Micron will launch its first line of NAND flash-based solid state drives (SSD) in early next year, the company announced.
November 29, 2007
The device will be launched under the newly-created “RealSSD” brand. The company is currently sampling the devices and mass production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2008.
The new 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch RealSSD solid state drives will be offered in 32GB and 64GB densities and are targeted at computing, enterprise server and networking applications. According to Micron, all models will integrate a native SATA II interface and a single-chip four-channel controller supporting native command queuing
“SSDs are becoming the new storage medium, fundamentally altering the way data is stored,” said Dean Klein, Micron vice president of memory system development. “The storage market is ripe for innovation, and it’s an opportunity Micron is embracing given our expertise in NAND. We know how to manage NAND flash to work best with controllers, allowing us to develop an optimized SSD solution for every application.”
In addition, Micron will also launch the RealSSD Module, a solid state storage device designed to be 25 millimeters high, by 133.5 mm long and less than 4 mm thick.