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Micron demos 1GB per second SSD

updated 10:05 am EST, Wed November 26, 2008

Micron 1GB Sec SSD

Micron has developed an extremely fast solid-state drive that could set new records for internal storage and shown the drive in an early test. The claimed new breakthrough in storage uses two SSDs with 16 data channels for the flash memory to generate a total transfer speed of 1GB per second. The performance tops 200,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and is quick enough that Micron has to drop Serial ATA II's 300MB per second bandwidth cap in favor of PCI Express.

A separate solution with each SSD mounted on discrete cards still top 800MB per second, or as much as 160,000 IOPS. The performance of the fastest SSD is theoretically ten times greater than for the best rotating hard drive, often thought to be Western Digital's VelociRaptor drive, and is still four times faster than Micron's yet to be released C200 drive.

Like Fusion-io, Micron promises to ship a production version of the drive. No pricing or ship date has been given other than a planned release "soon." [via TG Daily]



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