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Reliability and Endurance for 24/7 Data Center Demands

XPERT Technical Brief 

The XPERT feature set gives us the flexibility to design SSDs to meet exact application requirements.

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The P410m enhances our already broad product portfolio by providing a reliable, high-endurance SAS SSD for mission-critical storage applications.

Why Micron for SAS?

Built from start to finish using our custom 25nm MLC NAND, Micron’s P410m is a high-quality drive that uses our extended performance and enhanced reliability technology (XPERT) to deliver enterprise-level reliability, endurance, and performance with superior data protection. Download the XPERT technical brief.

Our SAS 6 Gb/s dual-port interface offers the high availability and accessibility needed for applications that require uninterrupted, 24/7 data access.

Swap Out Those Pesky HDDs

It’s quick and easy to replace SAS HDDs with our new, hot-swappable SAS SSDs. And, the absence of moving parts enables more reliable operation in demanding environments. Using SSDs also significantly improves data transfer times and dramatically reduces power consumption for faster data access and lower energy costs. The P410m SSD is priced very competitively, which makes it economically feasible to replace enterprise SAS HDDs as well.

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  • Superior Data Protection: Protects against data corruption and power loss via the XPERT feature set.
  • High Quality: Made from start to finish—with stringent quality and reliability testing—by a trusted NAND manufacturer.
  • High Endurance:  Achieves up to 10 drive fills per day for 5 years.
  • Consistently High Performance: Delivers the consistent throughput required for high-performance storage arrays.
  • Low Power: Consumes significantly less power than HDDs and requires almost zero cooling.
  • Low Latency: Improves system response time for low-latency workloads.
  • Hot-Swappable: Enables easy replacement in existing designs that use SAS HDDs.

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TCO Ramifications of SSD Write Endurance : (PDF 161.54 KB) This paper explains when it is most economical to purchase a low-cost, lower-endurance SSD versus a more expensive, higher-endurance SSD. 10/2014 Technical Marketing Brief
How Micron SSDs Handle Unexpected Power Loss: (PDF 357.41 KB) This paper discusses the data protection schemes employed by Micron's SSDs to protect against unexpected power loss. 10/2014 White Paper
Using SSDs to Reduce Storage Bottlenecks in Virtualized Environments: (PDF 145.19 KB) Micron’s enterprise-class SSDs can be used to address challenges that can adversely impact server virtualization and VDI implementation. 09/2014 Technical Marketing Brief
LexisNexis + Micron SSDs = Faster, More Reliable Big Data Analytics: (PDF 210.54 KB)The reliability and performance of Micron’s M500 SSDs help LexisNexis Risk Solutions deliver authentication and risk assessment data on time. 07/2014 Case Study
P410m Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) Product Brief: (PDF 421.16 KB)Micron P410m SSDs provide high quality, reliability, low latency, and superior data protection for enterprise applications. 04/2014 Product Flyer
How Micron Used Enterprise SSDs to Make Its Multibillion-Dollar Fab Fly - A Micron Case Study: (PDF 399.7 KB) Micron's IS architecture team replaced its SAN-based data management with P400m SSDs and saw immediate, measurable benefits in terms of better performance, simpler administration, and and lower cost. 04/2014 Case Study
Advantages of Micron SSDs for Data Centers: (PDF 255.74 KB) Micron’s broad portfolio of solid state drives provides the right storage solutions to meet the diverse requirements of today’s data centers and data centers of the future. 02/2014 Technical Marketing Brief
Differences in Personal vs. Enterprise SSD Performance: (PDF 517.87 KB)This document describes some key factors that may impact performance of personal storage SSDs when used in conventional enterprise-class applications, and compares how these two types of drive perform. 12/2013 Technical Marketing Brief
Tackling Fast-Moving Big Data Problems with an SSD Architecture - A Micron/Dstillery Case Study: (PDF 228.07 KB) Advertising technology pioneer, Dstillery, uses our Micron SSDs to replace HDDs to quickly and efficiently execute billions of web transactions with turnaround/delivery times measured in milliseconds. 12/2013 Case Study
Unplugging the Network Storage Bottleneck with Local SSD Storage - A Micron Case Study: (PDF 181.23 KB) Micron's SSD controller group uses our own Micron SSDs to replace an HDD NAS appliance for faster local storage that greatly improves system speed and reliability. 07/2013 Case Study
Micron SSDs Offer a Superior Solution for Accelerating MySQL Databases: (PDF 341.88 KB)Micron SSDs accelerate MySQL databases by providing dramatically faster random data access and higher I/O throughput. 04/2013 Technical Marketing Brief
SSDs for Big Data – Fast Processing Requires High-Peformance Storage: (PDF 354.29 KB)SSDs are a popular solution for big data applications, but not all deployments are the same and not all SSDs are the same. Workload performance and endurance requirements should be considered before deciding between enterprise or personal storage SSDs. 04/2013 Technical Marketing Brief
Evaluating SSD Manufacturers: Why NAND Expertise Matters: (PDF 186.96 KB)Not all SSDs are created equal; it's important to consider a manufacturer's NAND Flash expertise before purchasing an SSD. 03/2013 Technical Marketing Brief
P410m Compatibility Guide: The P410m compatibility guide is a list of platforms in which Micron has confirmed interoperability with our P410m SSDs. Tool
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SSD Part Numbering System: (PDF 41.45 KB)Part numbering guide for SSD products 06/2014 Part Numbering Guide
Nonvolatile Memory for Multiple Markets : (PDF 177.33 KB)Describes why Micron NVM is the best fit for your applications 01/2014 Product Flyer
The Effect of Host Data Patterns on SSD Write Performance: (PDF 434.23 KB)Despite their deceptively similar appearance, SSDs are not functionally identical to rotating drives (HDDs). This technical marketing brief focuses on one key way in which these devices differ: the effect that traffic patterns have on write performance. 12/2012 Technical Marketing Brief
C400v mSATA NAND Flash SSD: (PDF 335.16 KB)C400v mSATA NAND Flash SSD Rev. E 08/2012 Data Sheet
C400 mSATA NAND Flash SSD: (PDF 333.05 KB)C400 mSATA NAND Flash SSD Rev. D 08/2012 Data Sheet
Media Management in Solid State Drives: Multistep WRITE Operations: (PDF 823.8 KB)SSDs write data differently than conventional rotating hard drives (HDDs)—in a multistep process versus a single-step process. This brief examines the multistep write process for SSDs. 04/2012 Technical Marketing Brief
SSDs: A Shift in Data Storage: (PDF 1.21 MB)Overview of advantages, products for different markets, reliability 12/2009 Presentation
History of Digital Storage: (PDF 739.09 KB)This paper surveys the memory storage landscape of the past 50 years starting at the beginning of digital storage and paying homage to IBM™'s groundbreaking RAMAC disk storage unit and StorageTek™'s DRAM-based SSD; then enumerating the benefits of modern NAND Flash memory and advanced SSDs; and finally looking forward to the near-future possibilities of nonvolatile storage. 12/2009 White Paper
Putting SSDs to the Test: (PDF 190.07 KB)A recap of how Micron and Flexstar came to work together to develop and improve their own SSDs and SSD test platforms, respectively, and at the same time help move the industry forward with more reliable benchmarking. 12/2009 Case Study
Why SSDs for Ultrathins: (PDF 53.68 KB)Poised to become the platform of choice for mobile computing, ultrathins deliver their most impressive benefits because of Flash storage like SSDs. Product Flyer
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Product Marks/Product and Packaging Labels: (PDF 1.46 MB)Explains product part marking, and product and packaging labels. CSN-11 07/2014 Customer Service Note
Shipping Quantities: (PDF 1.22 MB)Provides standard part quantities for shipping. CSN-04 03/2014 Customer Service Note
RMA Procedures for Packaged Product and Bare Die Devices: (PDF 76.22 KB)Outlines standard returned material authorization (RMA) procedures, as well as the differences associated with bare die RMAs. CSN-07 01/2014 Customer Service Note
Wafer Packaging and Packaging Materials: (PDF 591.42 KB)Provides complete shipping and recycling information about each of the materials used for shipping Micron's products. CSN-20 11/2013 Customer Service Note
Thermal Applications: (PDF 246.79 KB)Describes some considerations in thermal applications for Micron memory devices TN-00-08 07/2013 Technical Note
Moisture Absorption in Plastic Packages: (PDF 97.08 KB)Describes shipping procedures for preventing memory devices from absorbing moisture and recommendations for baking devices exposed to excessive moisture TN-00-01 02/2013 Technical Note
Micron Component and Module Packaging: (PDF 1.41 MB)Explanation of Micron packaging labels and procedures. CSN-16 01/2013 Customer Service Note
Micron BGA Manufacturer's User Guide: (PDF 388.76 KB)Provides information to enable customers to easily integrate both leading-edge and legacy Micron's ball grid array (BGA) packages into their manufacturing processes. It is intended as a set of high-level guidelines and a reference manual describing typical package-related and manufacturing process-flow practices. CSN-33 12/2012 Customer Service Note
Electronic Data Interchange: (PDF 52.45 KB)Describes EDI transmission sets, protocol, and contacts. CSN-06 11/2012 Customer Service Note
PCN/EOL Systems: (PDF 79.21 KB)Explains Micron's product change notification and end-of-life systems. CSN-12 04/2012 Customer Service Note
Lead Frame Package User Guidelines: (PDF 245.66 KB)Discusses Micron's lead-frame package options CSN-30 05/2011 Customer Service Note
ESD Precautions for Die/Wafer Handling and Assembly: (PDF 120.81 KB)Describes the benefits of controlling ESD in the workplace, including higher yields and improved quality and reliability, resulting in reduced manufacturing costs. CSN-24 08/2010 Customer Service Note
Micron KGD Definitions: (PDF 65.52 KB)Describes the testing specifications and parameters for Micron's KGD-C1 and KGD-C2 DRAM die. CSN-22 07/2009 Customer Service Note
Bare Die SiPs and MCMs: (PDF 151.06 KB)Describes design considerations for bare die SiPs and MCMs. CSN-18 04/2009 Customer Service Note

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Enterprise SAS SSD FAQs (12)

What is ARM/OR and how does it work?

Adaptive read management/optimized read (ARM/OR) provides voltage threshold compensation during reads. The device’s read voltage is adjusted in the background or after uncorrectable ECC. Micron’s P400e, P400m, and P410m SSDs all have ARM/OR capability.

What is RAIN and why is RAIN important?

Micron’s RAIN management is a unique technology designed to manage device reliability. Parity page (also called a stripe) is structured in an arrangement of 15 pages of user data + 1 parity page. In the event a page of data cannot be read, RAIN allows that page to be completely reconstructed using the other 15 user data pages + 1 parity page in an exclusive OR function. (The P320h SSD is structured in a 7+1 arrangement.)

RAIN protects the NAND device from data loss at any age. Unlike ECC technology, RAIN recovers lost data beyond page, block, and die-level failures. The benefits of RAIN include:

  • No system-level performance degradation
  • Automatic background rebuild when a failure is detected
  • Continued operation after a channel failure
  • Parity-level optimizations
  • Data management schemes
  • Reduction in the available NAND space by 12.5% (P410m)

RAIN extends drive life and provides data backup and management. RAIN makes NAND data loss extraordinarily unlikely, regardless of the age of the NAND device.

What is XPERT?

eXtended Performance and Enhanced Reliability Technology (XPERT) is a suite of Micron-designed storage architecture enhancements that extend SSD performance and enhance reliability—both in terms of drive lifespan and data integrity. 

Micron aligns storage media (NAND) design, SSD firmware development, and hardware integration to create a comprehensive architecture that optimizes enterprise-class SSDs to meet the unrelenting demands of 24/7/365 data center workloads.

For more information, see our XPERT technical brief.

Do you overprovision? Why is that important?

Yes. The P410m overprovisions space to provide enterprise-level endurance, latency, and reliability. Overprovisioning provides additional working space in the drive that enables the controller to execute background tasks while foreground tasks (host I/O) run with consistent latency and performance levels.

How is P410m eMLC different from standard MLC?

P410m eMLC is specifically designed for enterprise SSD applications. The NAND device is only screened and tailored for SSDs and is not available or used in any other product. 

What are the endurance specifications for the P410m?

The drive lifetime varies by density, offering up to 7PB total bytes written (for the 400GB drive)—or 10 fills per day for 5 years.

How is the P410m different from the P400m?

The P410m employs a SAS interface and has higher performance specifications; but like the P400m, it uses custom NAND and XPERT architecture to achieve high write endurance and data reliability.

What value does the P410m provide?

The P410m strikes a balance between price and performance not often seen in the SAS enterprise market. Built from the ground up using Micron’s custom 25nm MLC NAND and XPERT architecture, the P410m delivers world-class performance, reliability, and endurance.

What is the difference between data path protection and power-loss protection?

Data path protection provides an additional layer of protection against bit flips that is not offered by error code correction (ECC). Power-loss protection maintains voltage with capacitors so that writes can complete successfully and data is protected even if power is lost.

What types of data protection does the P410m offer?

These drives offer data path protection like other Micron enterprise drives. Additionally, they offer a redundant array of independent NAND (RAIN) architecture that provides device-integrated algorithms that are RAID 5 across the Flash channels.

Does the P410m have power-loss protection?

Yes, the drives’ onboard capacitors continually store power for emergency use. In the event of a power loss, the capacitors provide enough power for the drives to commit all pending WRITE commands.

What host bus adapters (HBAs) are compatible with this drive?

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