Micron Introduces P410m Solid State Drive for Data Centers

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled out its newest addition to a growing line of solid state drives (SSDs) for data center appliances and enterprise storage platforms, the Micron P410m. It's equipped with a 6Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface built for performance and reliability for mission critical tier 1 storage applications that require 24/7 data access.

"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."

Micron P410m

The P410m Series is built using Micron's own 25nm MLC NAND flash memory chips. Each drive is qualified to achieve 10 drive fills per day for five years, and there are multiple built-in features for data protection, including onboard power loss protection. There are three capacities to choose from:
  • 100GB (MTFDEAK100MAS-1S!AA): 410MB/s read, 235MB/s write
  • 200GB (MTFDEAK200MAS-1S!AA): 410MB/s read, 345MB/s write
  • 400GB (MTFDEAK400MAS-1S!AA): 410MB/s read, 345MB/s write

The drives are currently in production and sold direct to OEMs. Micron didn't specify how much they cost.

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