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New CAM Storage Is Much Faster Than Any SSD

Before solid-state drives came around, data storage on PCs happened at a relatively slow pace using traditional hard disk drives which utilize a spinning disk between 3,800 RPM (less common) to 7,200 RPM (more common). Although solid state technology is faster and more reliable than hard drives, it’s still nothing compared to the speed of RAM (Random Access Memory).

With this in mind, NEC developed a new Content Addressable Memory (CAM) system that stores data without using any power. The new CAM modules are as fast as RAM modules, making it a top contender for future technology around the globe.

Buffalo’s Powerful 512GB SATA III SSD

Buffalo has just rolled out a brand new 512GB SATA III solid state drive this week, set to launch in the Japanese market. The SSD-N512S/MC400 is capable of read speeds up to 405MB per second. The company is also set to launch a 256GB version of the SSD called the SSD-N256S/MC400.

The 256GB version will be priced just under $900 USD, with the 512GB version around $1,600. No word yet on whether or not there will be availability, worldwide, but do realize that these are state-of-the-art (pun intended), solid state drives.

Micron’s RealSSD P320h- Fastest In The Industry

Micron has recently introduced the world’s fastest enterprise solid state drive, the RealSSD P320h. 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.

Intel Will Double SSD Density By Summer 2011

Intel and Micron have been collaborating to shrink NAND circuity even more, doubling the density in their flash chips, they will reduce the cost of solid state drive storage. The same duo is responsible for a joint venture dubbed IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), the same company that released 25 nanometer circuitry in 2010. The company plans on releasing an enterprise-class SSD (not pictured) based on 20nm circuitry, running as a PCI Express expansion card. The new PCIe card, called the P320h, will be the successor to Micron’s first enterprise-class SSD, the P300, which was based on single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory.