“We are seeing SSD interest in a variety of applications where historically hard disk drives have reigned. For many, the most logical place is in notebook computers, but there is incredible value for SSDs in enterprise server systems,” said Dean Klein, vice president of memory system development at Micron.
RealSSD P200: Offering Improved Performance, Power & Reliability for Enterprise Servers
Server system OEMs are investigating new technologies for increased performance in data storage given the exponential growth of the digital information stored in today’s data centers. Historically, boosting system performance has required that adjustments be made to the processor, main memory and storage technologies, all at a cost of increasing the system’s power consumption. While Micron has made strides in main memory design with its Aspen Memory® portfolio of energy-efficient products, little has been done to reduce the power of the storage subsystem. In fact, until today, for storage engineers to increase performance, they’ve had to absorb a significant increase in power consumption and cost by deploying additional HDDs in a redundant array of independent disk (RAID) configurations—which offer only fractional gains in capacity and performance while requiring even more power.
Recognizing the complex requirements of these storage applications, Micron has designed a new line of SSDs that will enable enterprise applications to deliver the necessary bandwidth and performance–and reduce the strain on the data center power budget. Micron’s RealSSD P200 offerings range in density from 16 gigabytes (GBs) to 128GBs and are available in a standard 2.5-inch form factor. Using Micron’s high-performance single-level cell (SLC) NAND technology, the P200 provides the industry’s fastest 3Gb/s SATA-based sequential read and write speed of up to a maximum of 250 megabytes per second (MB/s). Three key differentiating benefits of Micron’s enterprise-class RealSSD P200 offerings are:
For additional information about SSDs in the enterprise market, Micron has authored several white papers on the topic, which can be found in Micron’s virtual media kit at www.micron.com/media.
RealSSD C200: Bringing Capacity, Performance & Power to Notebooks
Designed using Micron’s multi-level cell (MLC) NAND process technology, the RealSSD C200 drives will be available in 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch form factors. The 2.5-inch C200 will be offered in densities of up to 256GBs. And with its small form-factor, the 1.8-inch C200 will range in density from 32GBs to 128GBs offering uncompromised power and performance levels. Using a 3 Gb/s SATA interface, the C200 products provide a read speed of up to 250 MB/s and a write speed of up to 100 MB/s. The increased read and write speeds of the C200 will enable consumers to have an overall improved computing experience when compared to a notebook designed with an HDD, offering improved boot and application load times and lower power consumption for smaller form factor notebook designs.
“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,” continued Klein.