Samsung made some waves earlier this year with the introduction of its 850 Pro family of solid state drives and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Micron is striking back with lower-geometry 16nm conventional NAND, however, and a new drive technology it claims will accelerate performance more effectively than other competing solutions. The new Micron M600 family of solid state drives will launch at capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB across multiple form factors. Conventional 2.5” SATA drives, mSATA, and the PCIe-capable M.2 platform are all supported with multiple drive sizes and form factors...
Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review
I'm not thrilled with how Micron doesn't announce an MSRP out of the gate on launch, only mentioning price per GB ranges. It will be interesting to see where these will drop in cost-wise in the weeks ahead. I'm willing to bet they can slide in under Samsung, if they want to.
They can, but will they?
When I switched from a mechanical drive to an SSD a while back I was shocked at how fast everything loads. Its definitely worth your time to upgrade. Micron's 'Dynamic Write Acceleration' seems like a step in the right direction. Its refreshing to see innovation.