by Anton Shilov
02/26/2013 | 06:23 PM
Micron Technology has announced the new Micron P410m solid-state drive, a high-endurance, high reliability 6 Gb/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.
The P410m uses Micron's advanced 25nm high-endurance MLC NAND flash technology and a Marvell controller with Micron’s proprietary enhancements. Micron ensures high reliability in this advanced media by integrating its extended performance and enhanced reliability technology (XPERT), which closely integrates the storage media and controller through highly-optimized firmware algorithms and hardware enhancements. The end result is a set of market-focused enterprise features that deliver increased data performance and reliability. The P410m is designed to achieve 10 drive fills per day for five years. The Micron P410m was also designed with multiple features for data protection – including onboard power loss protection.
The P410m is built with a SAS-6Gb/s interface, the mainstream interface for SAS drives today. It comes in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities in a space-saving 2.5”/7mm form-factor. The drive is currently in production and is sold direct to OEMs and through Micron's extensive sales and distribution channels.
SAS is preferred in these applications due to its dual-port interface, which offers the high availability and accessibility customers have come to expect from a SAS drive. The new Micron P410m provides the consistent low latency and balanced read/write performance necessary for tackling the unique workloads of persistent data storage.
"With this introduction, Micron has one of the most comprehensive lines of enterprise-focused SSDs – we have solutions for every interface and usage model. The P410m gives our customers a reliable SAS SSD that delivers high performance and data assurance at a competitive price point," said Ed Doller, vice president and general manager of Micron's Enterprise SSD division.
Like all of Micron's enterprise-proven SSDs, all manufacturing, testing, and qualification for the P410m is completed solely at Micron facilities. Close partnership between Micron NAND and SSD engineers enables the highest degree of integration between the flash media and its management, and the in-house manufacturing ensures complete quality control during the entire drive development, test, manufacture, and shipment process. This quality control ensures the drive reliability for which Micron SSDs are known.