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Micron Introduces SAS Solid-State Drive

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Micron's P410m SSD is designed to offer the reliability and endurance demanded by 24/7 data centers

The P140m is a 2.5" Solid State Drive that has a thickness of just 7 mm and is based on Micron's 25 nm MLC NAND technology. The drive features a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), PCIe and SATA connectors and is able to deliver Read and Write Speeds of 410 MB/s and 235 MB/s respectively. Micron's target market is clearly the enterprise sector and the P140 has a number of features that the company hopes will convince businesses to make the transition from HDDs to SSDs.

One such feature is Micron's Extended Performance and Enhanced Reliability Technology (XPERT) that "closely integrates the storage media and controller through highly-optimized firmware algorithms and hardware enhancements". This integration should provide protection against data corruption, low latency and on board power loss protection. The P140m is also rated as a "high endurance SSD" and is designed to achieve 10 drive fills per day for at least 5 years.

"With this introduction, Micron has one of the most comprehensive lines of enterprise-focused SSDs—we have solutions for every interface and usage model," said Ed Doller, VP and general manager of Micron's Enterprise SSD division. "The P410m gives our customers a reliable SAS SSD that delivers high performance and data assurance at a competitive price point."


The P140m SAS SSD is available in 100, 200 and 400 GB variants and will be sold directly to OEMs and through Micron's "extensive sales and distribution channels".

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    pkadair , March 1, 2013 2:49 AM
    Worked for the Government for 8 yrs. We got a government contracted buy of a ton of MPC (MicronPC, now Micron) T3200 laptops. Issued them out and literally within a day they started coming back from our detachments, literally smoking, hot as heck. No support whatsoever, and then the company went bankrupt and voided their warranties. We got stuck with piles of Micron Junk. I WILL NEVER buy anything from them again, PERIOD. (Especially, and SSD) Yeah right, go get some other sucker to trust their data to your extremely sub-par company. NOT I.

    Respectfully Former EOD,
    Paul
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    A Bad Day , March 1, 2013 2:55 AM
    MPC is a subsidiary of Micron, though I'm unsure of why Micron had no plans on maintaining MPC's warranties.
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    cTs Corvette , March 1, 2013 3:00 AM
    140 =/= 410
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    blazorthon , March 1, 2013 3:08 AM
    pkadairWorked for the Government for 8 yrs. We got a government contracted buy of a ton of MPC (MicronPC, now Micron) T3200 laptops. Issued them out and literally within a day they started coming back from our detachments, literally smoking, hot as heck. No support whatsoever, and then the company went bankrupt and voided their warranties. We got stuck with piles of Micron Junk. I WILL NEVER buy anything from them again, PERIOD. (Especially, and SSD) Yeah right, go get some other sucker to trust their data to your extremely sub-par company. NOT I. Respectfully Former EOD,Paul


    Micron's current SSDs are among the best in their class. Whether or not you trust them doesn't refute that fact.
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    leandrodafontoura , March 1, 2013 10:00 AM
    for the past year, Ive only seen SSD anouncements I never get to see in the real world. All vaporware to me.

    Having said that, you actually buy a lot of Micron SSD, you just dont know.
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    bunz_of_steel , March 1, 2013 11:43 AM
    they are charging wayyyy tooo much for these drives. If they want enterprises to make the jump you have to have more than just features. Changing over to whole new storage tech isn't something any company is going to do with out a huge consideration of the cost. How much does it cost to make one of these? I would like to see how much profit are they making from charging a premium for SSD's. I don't know of a single company that has swung over to SSD yet. The company I am with SSD's are not even a consideration due to their subpar performance & $$$. Not talking about the SSD I/O thru put but other factors related to SANS.
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    flyflinger , March 1, 2013 1:59 PM
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    MPC is a subsidiary of Micron, though I'm unsure of why Micron had no plans on maintaining MPC's warranties.



    MPC started out as a Micron's PC subsidiary under it's own Micron brand name but it got spun off into it's own company pretty quickly, thus the change of name to MPC and change of marketing focus from consumer PC's to government contract PC's. So technically, Micron has never had anything to do with MPC, and I'm pretty sure at this point they have since gone out of business, having been liquidated under bankruptcy.

    I do wonder why Micron released this product under the Micron name and not the Crucial brand.
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    blazorthon , March 1, 2013 6:03 PM
    leandrodafontourafor the past year, Ive only seen SSD anouncements I never get to see in the real world. All vaporware to me.Having said that, you actually buy a lot of Micron SSD, you just dont know.


    Almost every SSD announcement that I've read (including the past year) did launch. They generally don't launch with the announcement, but within a few months of it.