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".
Respectfully Former EOD,
Micron's current SSDs are among the best in their class. Whether or not you trust them doesn't refute that fact.
Having said that, you actually buy a lot of Micron SSD, you just dont know.
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.
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.