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Micron Introduces the M500 Solid State Drives

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Micron Technology, Inc. today introduced the M500 solid state drive (SSD), featuring terabyte-class capacity, new ultra-slim package designs, and increased response times at a more affordable price point. Available to consumers, businesses, and system builders under the Crucial brand, and to OEM customers under the Micron brand, the new M500 SSD is built start-to-finish by Micron, providing the quality and reliability that only a NAND flash memory and SSD manufacturer can provide. Watch this behind-the-scenes video to see how Micron designs and builds SSDs.

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With Micron's sensible pricing, this looks like the best SSD upgrade for the year. I can't wait to see how much these will fetch on Black Friday/Cyber Monday later this year!

This coming from someone who already owns a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD.
 

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This feature enables the drive to draw less than 5 milliwatts of power while the system is in sleep mode—a 93% power improvement compared to previous-generation drives.
Sweet 4 milliwatt saving :rolleyes:

With Micron's sensible pricing, this looks like the best SSD upgrade for the year. I can't wait to see how much these will fetch on Black Friday/Cyber Monday later this year!

This coming from someone who already owns a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD.
Yeah after some more my self hope they do well.
 
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Sweet 4 milliwatt saving :rolleyes:
Laptops!!! And it said less than 5mW total during sleep (ie, approx 65mW saved, do the math.) Any battery power saved == :rockout:
 

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Laptops!!! And it said less than 5mW total during sleep (ie, approx 65mW saved, do the math.) Any battery power saved == :rockout:
I guess every bit helps lol.
 
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I don't know how many consumers actually need "terabyte-class capacity" SSDs but I'm sure that review sites will hawk these as the second coming of Christ. :(
 
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Actually I need 2 TB's, but I'm currently using a 2 TB external USB hard drive for the job. I'd love to swap it for an SSD, if the price is reasonable, of course.