Micron C200 256GB SSD & P200 enterprise SSD announced

Chris Davies - Aug 5, 2008, 10:04am CDT

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.

The P200 range, meanwhile, is targeted at servers and other enterprise applications, prioritizing access speeds over raw capacity.  All 2.5-inch in size, the drives range from 16GB to 128GB in size but, thanks to their use of SLC flash, have matching 250MB/s read and write speeds.  According to Micron, the P200 range requires a tenth of the power of traditional HDDs and need almost no cooling.

The C200 range will begin shipping in 32GB to 256GB capacities in the Fall, both as part of assembled systems and as aftermarket upgrades.  External storage using the drives should show up at the same time, under the Lexar banner.  The P200 range will launch at the same time.  Neither drives have been priced as of yet.

[via Electronista]

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