Micron Technology will bring out a 256GB solid-state drive early next year while it moves, along with Intel, to a new manufacturing process.
A Micron representative said Monday that the company will start volume production of a 256GB solid-state drive for consumer use in March 2009.
This follows Samsung's announcement last week that it had begun mass-producing 256GB solid-state drives.
The Micron RealSSD C200 will read data at 250MBps (megabytes per second) and write at 100MBps. It is sampling to customers now. Samsung, by comparison, is claiming sequential read rates of 220MBps, with sequential write rates of 200MBps.
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