The P200 consumes about 10% the power of a typical data center hard drive, operating at 2.5W in active mode and under at 0.3W in idle. In contrast, data center hard drives typically consume anywhere between 8 to 28W. In addition, SSDs require almost no cooling since they can operate at a temperature range between 0 and 70 degrees Celsius, whereas hard drives can work at up to 55 degrees.
Micron declares 2 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) for its P200 SSDs, which is substantially better compared to today's SSDs (about 1 million hours for SLC and new-gen MLC SSDs) and is even higher compared to 1.2 million - 1.5 million of advanced high-quality hard disk drives.
“With our C200 products, we are providing a balanced price to performance solution specifically designed for notebook applications by utilizing MLC NAND technology and highly optimized NAND management algorithms,” Mr. Klein added.
Micron’s RealSSD P200 and C200 drives are sampling now with mass production expected in the fourth quarter of 2008. And Micron’s Lexar Media subsidiary plans to bring the advantages of this latest RealSSD architecture to consumers in the fourth quarter of 2008.