65a Micron Details RealSSD P300 Enterprise SSD

Micron Technology, Inc., leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the RealSSD P300 SSD, targeting enterprise applications. Available in in 50GB, 100GB and 200GB capacities, the 2.5″ SSD features a SATA III interface, ONFI 2.1 34nm SLC NAND flash memory, and delivers exceptional read and write speeds of up to 360MB/s (read) and 275MB/s (write).


Micron Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, Aug 12, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News
Network) — 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.

65a Micron Details RealSSD P300 Enterprise SSD

“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 

65b Micron Details RealSSD P300 Enterprise SSD

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.

Micron worked with
Calypso Systems, Inc., a leading industry benchmarking firm to test the
P300 SSD. “The RealSSD P300 SSD once again shows Micron seizing an
industry leading position, delivering tremendous performance gains
relative to the competition,” said Eden Kim, chief executive officer of
Calypso Systems. “By taking advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s, the P300 showed
impressive small block 4K Random Write IOPs that were as much as 2.5 to
16 times faster than competing drives it was tested against.”

Available
in 50, 100 and 200-gigabyte (GB) capacities, the RealSSD P300 drive is
targeted primarily at enterprise applications including blade and
conventional servers, storage arrays and high-end workstations. Designed
to fit the standard 2.5-inch form factor, the
P300 SSD achieves a read throughput speed of up to 360MB/s and a write
throughput speed of up to 275MB/s. To learn more about the product
features of the P300 SSD, visit http://www.micron.com/products/solid_state_storage/enterprise_ssd.html.

Availability

Micron is sampling the RealSSD P300 SSD with customers now and plans to enter mass production in October.