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 Micron Introduces SAS SSD
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Message Text: Micron today added a new model to its lineup of solid state drives (SSDs) targeted at data center appliances and enterprise storage platforms.

The new Micron P410m SSD is a high-endurance, 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 access.

SAS is preferred in these applications due to its dual-port interface, which offers high availability and accessibility. Micron says that the new Micron P410m provides the low latency and balanced read/write performance necessary for tackling the workloads of persistent data storage.

The P410m uses Micron's 25nm MLC NAND flash technology. Micron ensures high reliability in this media by integrating their Extended Performance and Enhanced Reliability Technology (XPERT), which closely integrates the storage media and controller through firmware algorithms and hardware enhancements. The result is an SSD designed to achieve 10 drive fills per day for

The new SSD has sequential read/write speeds of 410 MB/s and 345 MB/s using 124KB block sizes; and the drive has a random read/write speed of 50,000 I/Os per second and 30,000 IOPS, respectively using 4KB blocks.

The Micron P410m was also designed with multiple features for data protection?including onboard power loss protection.

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 Micron's OEMs and through Micron's sales and distribution channels.

EMC also announced it is qualifying the P410m for future use in its storage array.
 
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