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Micron Unveils Its Highest-Performing Client-Side SSD

The M600 drive comes with 256-bit hardware encryption; it will offer capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB.

M600 SATA SSD

Solid-state drive maker Micron introduced a new SSD Sept. 16 for Ultrabook-type laptops, tablets and high-performance desktop PCs that may well be the company’s highest-performing client-side drive it has ever launched.

The manufacturer claims that the new M600 SATA SSD has improved power efficiency, faster performance, and increased durability and lifespan. The drive comes with 256-bit hardware encryption; it will offer capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB.

The M600 is being positioned to replace the M550 as its highest-performing client model, Micron said. The drive, already in production, will be made available only to original equipment manufacturers, businesses and systems integrators.

Micron, currently the world's No. 2 producer of flash media, ranks only behind Korean IT giant Samsung.

The M600 is available in four form factors: 2.5-inch 7mm, mSATA and both 2260 and 2280 flavors of M.2. The 2260 is double-sided; the 2280 is single-sided. The 1TB model is only available as a 2.5-inch 7mm drive.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in large part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 12 years and more than 3,900 stories at eWEEK, he has...