It's important to remember when looking back over the performance charts that Micron didn't set out to build the fastest SSD the company could. The OEM / SI companies don't need the fastest performance to achieve their goals.
If you buy a full system with an SSD, you want the drive for the least amount of money, want a drive that is reliable, has a lot of capacity, and has a lot of endurance. That's the product Micron tried to build, and it looks like Micron hit the mark.
Compared to a mechanical hard drive, the Micron M600 is a magnitude faster, has more endurance and shouldn't increase the cost of the system by a large amount. It will be interesting to see which OEMs pick up the M600 and at what price points the drives will have. Given the large quantities OEMs buy in, the M600 could cost as much as the MX100 or lower. If that holds true, the M600 should be a popular option in new systems.
The real winner is the purchaser. If the M600 helps users progress past HDDs and onto SSDs with lower power, higher performance and increased reliability at a low price, the consumer wins. At this point, mechanical HDDs are best used for long-term storage and not for the operating system.
The technology has been around for several years now and we're excited about seeing SSDs becoming the standard on more systems.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Micron M600 SSDs]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Mixed Read / Write Workloads]
- Page 6 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test]
- Page 7 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test - Continued]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Power Testing]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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