Micron Introduces SAS Solid-State Drive

Micron Introduces SAS Solid-State Drive

New SSD Provides Solid Performance for Mission Critical Data Center Storage

Key Messages:

  *6 Gb/s SAS interface provides support for dual-port architectures
  *A reliable, high endurance SSD, designed to achieve 10 drive fills per day
    for five years
  *Micron's XPERT architecture extends performance and enhances drive life
    span and data integrity
  *Provides superior data protection, consistent high performance, low power,
    and low latency
  *Comes in 100, 200, and 400 GB capacities in a space-saving 2.5-inch 7mm
    form factor

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BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MU) today announced another addition to its growing lineup of solid
state drives (SSDs) targeted at data center appliances and enterprise storage
platforms. The new Micron P410m SSD is a high-endurance, high reliability 6
Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive built to provide the performance
necessary for mission-critical tier 1 storage applications that require
uninterrupted, 24/7 data access.

SAS is preferred in these applications due to its dual-port interface, which
offers the high availability and accessibility customers have come to expect
from a SAS drive. The new Micron P410m provides the consistent low latency and
balanced read/write performance necessary for tackling the unique workloads of
persistent data storage.

"EMC is pleased to be qualifying the new Micron P410m for futuredelivery to
EMC customers," said Tim Smith, Vice President, EMC Global Product Operations.

"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 P410m uses Micron's advanced 25nm MLC NAND flash technology. Micron
ensures high reliability in this advanced media by integrating their Extended
Performance and Enhanced Reliability Technology (XPERT), which closely
integrates the storage media and controller through highly-optimized firmware
algorithms and hardware enhancements. The end result is a set of
market-focused enterprise features that deliver increased data performance and
reliability.

XPERT helps deliver the following key enterprise features:

  *High Endurance – The P410m is designed to achieve 10 drive fills per day
    for five years.
  *Superior Data Protection – The Micron P410m was designed with multiple
    features for data protection—including onboard power loss protection.
  *Consistent Low Latencies – reliable low latency ensures the high speed
    data access required to enable high-performance storage arrays.
  *Low Power – Consumes significantly less power than HDDs and requires
    little cooling.

Like all of Micron's enterprise-proven SSDs, all manufacturing, testing, and
qualification for the P410m is completed solely at Micron facilities. Close
partnership between Micron NAND and SSD engineers enables the highest degree
of integration between the flash media and its management, and the in-house
manufacturing ensures complete quality control during the entire drive
development, test, manufacture, and shipment process. This quality control
ensures the drive reliability for which Micron SSDs are known. To watch a
video about how Micron SSDs are made, visit:

http://www.micron.com/about/blogs/2013/february/how-ssds-are-made

The P410m is built with a 6 Gb/s SAS interface, the mainstream interface for
SAS drives today. It comes in 100, 200 and 400 gigabyte (GB) capacities in a
space-saving 2.5-inch 7-millimeter (mm) form factor. The drive is currently in
production and is sold direct to OEMs and through Micron's extensive sales and
distribution channels.

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About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures
and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other
innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems
for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile
products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol.
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