Micron SAS SSDs, solid state for the enterprise grows up

Subject: General Tech | February 27, 2013 - 01:11 PM |
Tagged: ssd, enterprise ssd, SAS, micron, micron p410m

Micron has announced a new SSD, the P410 SSD which will use a Serial Attached SCSI interface, perfect for dropping into existing enterprise servers.  SATA is perfectly fine for SOHO users and enthusiasts but for large businesses with a need for extreme reliability, SAS has been the interface of choice.  Adoption of SSDs has been slowed in large businesses in part because it would require changing the existing architecture to SATA in order to incorporate SSDs into their systems.  With the new Micron drive that is no longer necessary, at 7mm it will support high density servers and with the 25nm MLC NAND it is expected to survive for five years of duty with 10 full drive fills every day.  Read more at DigiTimes.

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"Micron Technology has 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 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive built to provide the performance necessary for mission-critical tier one storage applications that require uninterrupted, 24/7 data access."

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Source: DigiTimes
February 27, 2013 | 03:25 PM - Posted by deowll (not verified)

It occurs to be that because of wear leveling that the larger a flash drive is the longer it will likely last. Anyone care to expand on that thought?

February 27, 2013 | 09:28 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Allyn often does ... http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editorial/Taking-Accurate-Look-SSD-Write-En...

These are 100, 200 and 400 gigabyte

February 28, 2013 | 08:02 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

These drives are slow and not all that good.

They do about 350 MB/s max, so unless you MUST need SAS, a SandForce SATA3 drive is the way to go over this.

Go with an OCZ Deneva 2R instead, they do 550.

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