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The solid state drive (SSD) industry is maturing rapidly, and as this happens, customers have a widening set of SSDs to choose from—and not just from a variety of manufacturers. At Micron, for example, we’ve gone from being the first manufacturer to ship a SATA-III SSD back in...

  • Publication Date: 01/26/2015
  • Author: Jon Tanguy

Storage workload needs are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Workloads that were once satiated by the IOPS of spinning disks (HDDs)  now greedily hunger for the performance  flash-based devices (SSDs) offer.

  • Publication Date: 12/03/2015
  • Author: Andrew Mierau

Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s on his way with new computer software and games! But are your home desktops and laptops up to the task? Get them ready with a powerful memory upgrade and speedy new SSD from Micron’s consumer brand, Crucial. I’ve been a Crucial team member for 12 years, and...

  • Publication Date: 12/15/2015
  • Author: Sam Harmer

Until now, SSDs have been limited to the same form factors as HDDs—but not for long. This spring, our M500 SSD will be available in the ultra-compact M.2 form factor, which is the size of a stick of gum. Built using our 20nm MLC NAND Flash, the M500 M.2 is offered in high...

  • Publication Date: 01/11/2013
  • Author: Matt Wokas

In today’s fast-paced world, consumers need faster system boot times in their ultrathin devices. But other advanced system features, like security, can interfere with boot-time performance targets, posing a challenge to ultrathin designers. The new quad I/O feature in Micron’s...

  • Publication Date: 01/02/2013
  • Author: Redge Villanueva

Standby power savings are becoming increasingly important as computing devices continue to shrink leaving less room for large batteries, and come loaded with advanced features such as instant-on and Microsoft’s Connected Standby. DDR3L-RS (formerly referred to as DDR3Lm) is...

  • Publication Date: 01/08/2013
  • Author: Kris Kido

In today’s era of portability, the days of lugging an 8 or 10lb laptop through the airport are over. SSDs come in slim, caseless, and lightweight form factors that take up less space, enabling even sleeker ultrathin designs. Our mSATA SSDs measure in at about one-third the...

  • Publication Date: 01/15/2013
  • Author: Ben Thiel

Today, we’ve released the industry’s first SPI Flash memory device available with an integrated replay-protected monotonic counter (RPMC). A what, you say?

  • Publication Date: 09/10/2013
  • Author: Lance Dover

Today’s ultrathins are all about being the sleekest, lightest, and highest-performance devices available—and we have the DRAM solutions to help you get there. Let’s look at how Micron’s new DRAM form factors reduce system height and saves valuable board space.

  • Publication Date: 02/07/2013
  • Author: Kris Kido

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’re pretty savvy about solid state drives; you might even own one (or a few). If you do, you’ve probably tried to tell your less-techie friends and family why they should replace their hard drive with an SSD—and you know...

  • Publication Date: 04/10/2012
  • Author: Corporate Communication