Micron launches new PC SSDs, aims to boost longevity, speed

Micron Technology launched new solid-state drives for PCs and touted longevity to appeal to those worried about SSDs that die too early.

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled out new solid-state drives that aim to boost the speed, battery life and longevity for PCs such as ultrabooks.

The company, in a battle with SanDisk as well as Seagate and Western Digital, highlights how flash storage players are trying to play a game of leapfrog. These rivals are increasingly duking it out in various areas of the enterprise such as the data center all the way to the desktop.

Micron's M600 SSD also has good timing given enterprises are also upgrading PCs.

Among the key features:

  • The M600 draws less than 2 milliwatts in sleep mode and averages 150 milliwatts during active use.
  • According to Micron, the M600 has an architecture that speeds up writing of data via caching.
  • A warranty that guarantees that its 1TB M600 can hit 400TB of total bytes written.
  • Self-encryption that protects data in the event of theft or loss.
  • 128, 256 and 512GB mSATA and M.2 module configurations as well as 2.5-inch, 7mm sizes.