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Micron’s New Solid-State Drive Features 34 nm Single-Level Cell NAND Technology

Published on August 12, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today introduced the RealSSD P300 solid-state drive (SSD), bringing faster system performance and improved data integrity to enterprise environments. The RealSSD P300 drive features the SATA 6-gigabits per second (Gbps) interface, a first for the enterprise SSD market.

The new P300 SSD delivers extraordinarily high steady-state input/output operations per second (IOPS), up to 44,000 reads and 16,000 writes--more than 15 times the write performance of competing SATA-based SSDs.

"The RealSSD P300 SSD is the fastest SATA-based drive on the market," 1 said Dean Klein, Micron vice president of Memory System Development. "The RealSSD P300 is able to do the work of multiple hard drives--outperforming a RAID of 12 hard drives in some cases." 2

The ever-expanding workload of today's enterprise environments requires the technology within to be able to withstand the rigors of data being constantly accessed, transferred and stored. The RealSSD P300 drive was designed specifically to address these requirements by using Micron's high-performance and high-endurance ONFI 2.1 34-nanometer (nm) single-level cell (SLC) NAND technology, ensuring product longevity and added reliability in today's demanding enterprise environments. Combining Micron's high-quality NAND and proprietary firmware design enables the P300 SSD to deliver the highest SATA drive endurance capability in the industry--3.5 petabytes total bytes written for the 200GB drive which is equal to writing approximately 1.9 terabytes per day, every day for five years. 3

"Aside from its raw performance, the RealSSD P300 product was also designed to reach industry leading steady-state capabilities, even with the write cache disabled. With the P300, users no longer have to choose between IOPs or throughput and maximum data resiliency--they can have both in the same drive," added Klein.

Source: http://www.micron.com/

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