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Micron Intros New Range of Crucial Solid State Drives

Micron Technology is on the verge of unveiling four new solid-state drives (SSDs) at the upcoming Storage Visions conference in Las Vegas.

The RealSSD drives to be showcased by the company will be offered in two 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch versions, designed for small laptops like Apple's MacBook Air, as well as standard sized laptops, Cnet reports.

The SSD drives, which will be offered under the Crucial brand name, have been made on a state-of-the-art 25-nanometer manufacturing process, which allows higher data storage capabilities to be built in. The four SSD drives will offer 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage options.

“We expect the consumer pricing to be similar to OEM (1K volume) pricing” Micron said.

SSD drives are faster at reading data than traditional hard drives, as well as being lighter and more shock resistant. The Micron SSD drives are based on SATA 6-gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) technology, offering speeds of up to 415 Mbs per second, according to the company.