Micron SSD launches with 6Gbps SATA interface

Micron has launched a new lineup of SSDs that offers optimized steady-state IOPS at a rate of up to 44,000 reads and 16,000 writes.

According to Micron VP Dean Klein, the RealSSD P300 – which features a 6Gbps SATA interface – is capable of achieving more than 15 times the write performance of competing SATA-based SSDs.

“The RealSSD P300 SSD is the fastest SATA-based drive on the market,” Klein told TG Daily in an e-mailed statement.

“[It] is able to do the work of multiple hard drives – even outperforming a RAID of 12 hard drives in some cases.”

According to Klein, the increasing workload of current enterprise environments demands hardy SSDs that are able to withstand the constant access, transfer and storage of large quantities of data.

“And the P300 was designed specifically to address these requirements by using our high-performance, high-endurance ONFI 2.1 34-nanometer (nm) single-level cell (SLC) NAND technology.

“As such, the SSD delivers the highest SATA drive endurance capability in the industry: 3.5 petabytes, or equal to writing approximately 1.9 terabytes per day, every day for five years.”

He added that the P300 lineup was designed to achieve high-end, 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.”

Available in 50, 100 and 200-gigabyte (GB) capacities, the RealSSD P300 drive is targeted primarily at enterprise applications, including blades, 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.