Only a fool argues with more speed in their computer, and by that logic only a fool would argue with the Micron RealSSD C300. The first SSD to comply natively with the new SATA 6Gbps specification, the RealSSD C300 is capable of up to 355MB/sec read speeds and up to 215MB/sec write speeds and will be available in 128GB and 256GB sizes.
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Intel and Micron have announced a new high-density, cost-effective memory chip, that could bring down the price of flash cards and USB drives. The chip uses 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology and is manufactured on a 32nm production line; the two companies are calling it "the industry's smallest and most cost-effective 32-gigabit chip that is currently available on the market."
Different types of RAM may not be as exciting or glossy as different ultraportables, say, or the latest CULV netbook, but it can have a whole lot of impact on how enjoyable the end result turns out to be. Micron have announced a new high-performance, low-power DDR3 memory, which the company claims uses the industry's lowest 1.35V one-gigabit DDR3 components.
Today Micron Technology Inc announced a serial NAND flash memory technology, providing embedded applications with the flexibility to easily upgrade their storage capacity. With storage space starting at 1Gb, Micron’s serial NAND flash allows users to easily upgrade storage capacity beyond what is currently available with serial NOR flash, with a significant cost-per-bit advantage.
Well this is exciting news. Micron has come up with a new SSD that could actually break current records for internal storage and would be incredibly fast. This new storage would actually use two solid-state drives that have 16 data channels. This would make for a transfer speed of up to 1GB/second!
Call me impressed! Performance exceeds 200,000 input/output operations per second. It also requires that the current Serial ATA II 300MB/s bandwidth cap be released with a PCI Express. During a demo video, the SSDs are mounted on cards and these managed to top 800MB/s.
Micron have announced a pair of new Solid State Drives (SSDs) in their RealSSD range, in the shape of the C200 and the P200. Where the former is an SATA drive aimed at consumers, offering up to 256GB in the 2.5-inch form factor or 128GB in the 1.8-inch, it uses MLC flash promising read rates of up to 250MB/s and write rates of up to 100MB/s.
Micron, though not a notable name of its own, are the owners of Lexar and Crucial, one of which you surely have heard of. The entire line of RealSSD drives ranges from 1GB all the way up to 64GB, with the 32 and 64 gigabyte sizes being the latest additions.
The two new drives are also targeted at notebook and desktop use utilizing a SATA II connection and sipping a low, low 2 watts of power. The 32GB model comes in your choice of 1.8” or 2.5” sizes with the 64GB model coming in at standard 2.5-inches.
Pocket cameras are about to get a little more robust with the introduction of a new 1.75-micron, 8-megapixel image sensor from Micron Technologies. Announced yesterday, the new chip is capable of bursting 10 pictures per second at its full 8-megapixel resolution, and will bring 720p HD imaging to super-small cameras.
As a way to combat the potentially toxic, metallic waste created by computer components that are thrown away, researchers from the University of Wisconson-Madison (UWM) have come up with a new kind of semiconducting chip--created from trees. It turns out that the actual conductive materials on a chip don't take up nearly as much space as the supporting materials, which are usually non-biodegradable plastics and metal. The researchers developed a method to create biodegradable chips from wood pulp, similar to paper.