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Micron Introduces SAS Solid-State Drive

   New SSD Provides Solid Performance for Mission Critical Data
                          Center Storage

Key Messages:

  --  6 Gb/s SAS interface provides support for dual-port architectures
  --  A reliable, high endurance SSD, designed to achieve 10 drive fills per
      day for five years
  --  Micron's XPERT architecture extends performance and enhances drive life
      span and data integrity
  --  Provides superior data protection, consistent high performance, low
      power, and low latency
  --  Comes in 100, 200, and 400 GB capacities in a space-saving 2.5-inch 7mm
      form factor

Multimedia Elements:

  --  Media Kit

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MU) today announced another addition to its growing lineup of
solid state drives (SSDs) targeted at data center appliances and
enterprise storage platforms. The new Micron P410m SSD is a
high-endurance, high reliability 6 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
drive built to provide the performance necessary for mission-critical
tier 1 storage applications that require uninterrupted, 24/7 data

SAS is preferred in these applications due to its dual-port interface,
which offers the high availability and accessibility customers have
come to expect from a SAS drive. The new Micron P410m provides the
consistent low latency and balanced read/write performance necessary
for tackling the unique workloads of persistent data storage.

"EMC is pleased to be qualifying the new Micron P410m for future
delivery to EMC customers," said Tim Smith, Vice President, EMC Global
Product Operations.

"With this introduction, Micron has one of the most comprehensive lines
of enterprise-focused SSDs--we have solutions for every interface and
usage model," said Ed Doller, VP and general manager of Micron's
Enterprise SSD division. "The P410m gives our customers a reliable SAS
SSD that delivers high performance and data assurance at a competitive
price point."

The P410m uses Micron's advanced 25nm MLC NAND flash technology. Micron
ensures high reliability in this advanced media by integrating their
Extended Performance and Enhanced Reliability Technology (XPERT), which
closely integrates the storage media and controller through
highly-optimized firmware algorithms and hardware enhancements. The end
result is a set of market-focused enterprise features that deliver
increased data performance and reliability.

XPERT helps deliver the following key enterprise features:

  --  High Endurance -- The P410m is designed to achieve 10 drive fills per
      day for five years.
  --  Superior Data Protection -- The Micron P410m was designed with multiple
      features for data protection--including onboard power loss protection.
  --  Consistent Low Latencies -- reliable low latency ensures the high speed
      data access required to enable high-performance storage arrays.
  --  Low Power -- Consumes significantly less power than HDDs and requires
      little cooling.

Like all of Micron's enterprise-proven SSDs, all manufacturing,
testing, and qualification for the P410m is completed solely at Micron
facilities. Close partnership between Micron NAND and SSD engineers
enables the highest degree of integration between the flash media and
its management, and the in-house manufacturing ensures complete quality
control during the entire drive development, test, manufacture, and
shipment process. This quality control ensures the drive reliability
for which Micron SSDs are known. To watch a video about how Micron SSDs
are made, visit:

The P410m is built with a 6 Gb/s SAS interface, the mainstream
interface for SAS drives today. It comes in 100, 200 and 400 gigabyte
(GB) capacities in a space-saving 2.5-inch 7-millimeter (mm) form
factor. The drive is currently in production and is sold direct to OEMs
and through Micron's extensive sales and distribution channels.

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About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of
advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations,
Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR
flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies,
packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge
computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's
common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more
about Micron Technology, Inc., visit

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         Melinda Jenkins
         Zeno Group for Micron Technology