Monday, January 09, 2012

Icy News: Crucial 2.5-Inch m4 SSD in 7mm Height

"Crucial, in brand of memory and storage upgrades and a trademark of Micron Technology, Inc., introduced a 7mm version of the Crucial m4 SSD to meet the need for thinner storage devices.
With the same performance delivered by the standard 9.5mm Crucial m4 SSD, the 7mm version supports the latest thin and light form factor laptop models, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T420G, Acer Aspire 6920G, and new Intel-inspired Ultrabook devices. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. The 512GB capacity offering is one of the highest-capacity storage drives - magnetic or solid state - available in the market today for laptops with a 7mm tall drive bay." - via Storagenewsletter

Not all 2.5" SSD or HDD will fit into a small form factor laptop, and Crucial has created a solution just for that. With their 7mm height clearance, the m4 should be able to work very well with the smaller laptops as well as in other applications. The price is also higher for the decreased height benefit and would not be a good way to spend the extra cash for use in a desktop, for example. Let us know what you think about this new line of SSD. Will there be more of these thinner type SSD's?

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