FREMONT, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 2, 2008— Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced its line of Crucial solid state drives (SSD). Crucial SSDs are more durable, require less power, and offer greater overall system performance than traditional hard disk drives. The SSDs will be available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB in an industry standard 2.5-inch drive enclosure with an industry-leading native SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. Additionally, Lexar Media will offer the Crucial SK01 external drive kit and various online customer tools -- including the Crucial SSD Advisor tool, the only tool of its kind on the market today -- available at www.crucial.com/ssd or www.crucial.com/uk/ssd. Product availability is expected in Q1 2008.
"Crucial is known for enabling everyday consumers to take
advantage of cutting-edge technology," said Terrence Groth, Lexar
Media's worldwide product marketing manager. "Crucial offers
user-friendly online compatibility and educational tools, as well as
an external drive kit that allows users to install the SSD in their
desktop system or use it as a portable storage device."
Crucial SSDs have no spin-up time, seek time, or rotational
latency, resulting in faster system boot times and application load
times. Other user benefits include:
-- Low power consumption - Less than 2W active power
-- Rugged - Resistant to high levels of shock (1,500G/0.5msec)
and vibration (20G (20-2000Hz)
-- Reliable - 2 million MTBF
-- Low latency - Access time less than 1ms
-- Light weight - 82g
-- Silent operation - Operating sound of 0 bels
-- Runs cool - No moving parts to create excess heat
-- Versatile - Hot Swappable design
-- 5-year limited warranty
External Storage Kit
Lexar Media is also announcing the Crucial SK01 External Drive
Storage Kit (sold separately), a device that delivers the benefits of
SSD technology to a user's desktop and beyond. The innovative SK01 kit
will allow users to enjoy SSD technology installed in their desktop or
as a portable storage device via a USB port. The kit includes a
2.5-inch USB 2.0 external enclosure, 3.5-inch SATA 3.0Gb/s
hot-swappable drive bay, and a 5.25-inch drive bay bracket. The
Crucial SK01 comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
In hot-swap capable systems, the SSD can be removed from a desktop
drive bay without the need to power down the computer -- a feature
that allows for immediate, portable data security.
Crucial offers many free customer tools on its Web site at
www.crucial.com/ssd or www.crucial.com/uk/ssd. The Crucial SSD Advisor
allows customers to find a compatible SSD by choosing their system
make and model from a drop-down menu. Crucial also offers an online
flash-based installation guide showing how easy it is to install an
About Lexar Media
Lexar Media is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash
and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names.
Lexar Media also sells flash memory products under the Kodak brand.
For more information about Lexar Media, visit www.lexar.com. For more
information about Crucial products, visit www.crucial.com,
www.crucial.com/uk or www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc. is a
subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., and Lexar Media is a division
of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte.
Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.
About Micron Technology, Inc.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers
of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations,
Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image
sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in
leading-edge computing, consumer, networking and mobile products.
Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc.,
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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding
the production of Crucial SSD products. Actual events or results may
differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking
statements. Please refer to the documents the Company files on a
consolidated basis from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, specifically the Company's most recent Form 10-K and Form
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could cause the actual results for the Company on a consolidated basis
to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking
statements (see Certain Factors). Although we believe that the
expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are
reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements. We are under no duty to update any of the
forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to
conform to actual results.