Yesterday, Micron announced a new line of Solid State Drives (SSD), as part of an update to its RealSSD line, the C200 line. They should be available later this year, under the Lexar brand-name (and possibly others – Lexar Media is a subsidiary of Micron).
The MLC (Multi-Level Cell) flash-memory based drives range from 32GB all the way up to 256GB and they use a standard 3Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Micron is claiming read speeds of up to 250MBps and write speeds up to 100MBps (both of which are very fast compared to current SSDs that are commercially available).
The 2.5-inch line goes up to 256GB. The 1.8-inch line ranges from 32GB to 128GB (which is very impressive – imagine these appearing in a lot of the mid-level netbooks). SSDs are in a lot of low-end netbooks and sub-notebooks right now – they are more power-efficient, take up much less room, and generate much less heat, all of which are important.