Micron’s RealSSD P320h- Fastest In The Industry
Micron has recently introduced the world’s fastest enterprise solid state drive, the RealSSD P320h (shown in videos only). The drive uses a single PCI Express slot and comes in 350GB and 700GB capacities. The new drives use 34nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, offering up to 3GB/s of sustained data throughput, which is more than double that of its nearest competitor.
Storage drives are typically measured in terms of input/output operations per second, or termed, IOPS. Micron rates its P320h line at up to 750,000 IOPS for its read speed and up to 341,000 IOPS for its write speed. Micron claims that its IOPs speed is equivalent to what an Exchange server would need to support over 1.5 million Outlook users.
The company also boasted that its P320h drives can achieve the same throughput as almost 5,000 hard drives. The ultimate question is, are these statistics and numbers enough for you to upgrade your hard drive, or consider going with Micron for your next system build? I have the belief that companies still abide by the rule: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Although not the best rule (and even very inefficient at times), it does make sense at times from a cost standpoint. Can Micron meet price demands of recession-struck consumers? Take a look at the videos to learn more from Micron themselves!