Micron today became the latest company to jump on the NAND flash-based solid state disk train by announcing its RealSSD family of storage devices
. The RealSSD family comprises three different product types: RealSSD drives, RealSSD Embedded USB drives, and RealSSD Modules.
RealSSD drives are geared toward notebook and desktop use and will be introduced in 1.8” and 2.5” form factors with 32GB and 64GB capacities. They all feature a SATA II interface and are rated for maximum sustained read and write speeds of 75MBps and 35MBps respectively.
RealSSD Embedded USB drives will have capacities ranging from 1GB to 8GB and are intended to be integrated into systems via an embedded USB 2.0 interface, while the RealSSD Module is a SATA-enabled low profile module storage device aimed at server-based applications that measures only 25 mm high, less than 4 mm thick and 133.5 mm long.
Micron says the RealSSD drives are currently sampling and should hit mass production some time next quarter. RealSSD Embedded USB drives and RealSSD Modules should hit the market quicker, though, with mass production scheduled for the end of this year.