Micron Introduces its 1300 SATA SSD - based on 96-layer TLC NAND.

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Micron added a cost-efficient SSD to their lineup, the Micron 1300 SATA solid-state drive (SSD). Using 96-layer TLC 3D NAND it should offer good performance, drive-level security, advanced thermal management, and extended battery life to mobile, desktop and workstation PCs.

The 1300 SATA SSD is available in capacities up to 1TB (in M.2) and 2TB (in 2.5-inch). The drive delivers sequential reads/writes up to 530MB/520MB per second and random reads/writes up to 90,000/87,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS).

The Micron 1300 SSD, designed to be power efficient, extends battery life between charges for the mobile worker. It uses 75 milliwatts (mW) of power, which is only 45 percent of the active (read/write) power of an average HDD. The Micron 1300 SSD also supports Microsoft Windows 10 Modern Standby requirements including adaptive thermal management and near-instant transmission to low-power mode. The SSD also offers features to protect data such as asynchronous power-loss protection for data at rest and optional Opal 2.0 self-encryption. If you go with the 2.5-inch form factor, you may opt 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The M.2 variant has the same capacities as the other, minus 2TB.

No pricing has been announced just yet.

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