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Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB 107

MojoKid (1002251) writes "Crucial has been on a tear as of late. In the last few weeks alone, the company has released a couple of new series of solid state drives, one targeting the enthusiast segment (the M550) and the other targeting data centers (the M500DC). Today, Crucial is at it again with the launch of the brand new MX100 series. The Crucial MX100 series of solid state drives is somewhat similar to the M550 in that they both use the same Marvell controller. The MX100, however, is outfitted with more affordable 16nm NAND flash, and as such, the drives are priced aggressively at about .43 per GiB. However, these MX100 series of drives are still rated for 550MB/s sequential reads with 500MB/s (512GB), 330MB/s (256GB), or 150MB/s (128GB) and random read and write IOPS of 90K – 80K and 85K – 40K, respectively. The drives carry a 3-year warranty and are rated for 72TB total bytes written (TBW), which equates to 40GB written per day for 5 years. Performance-wise, these new lower cost SSDs, are on par with some of the fastest SSDs currently on the market but starting at $79.99 for the 128GB drive, they're relatively rather cheap."
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Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB

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  • Ye Gods, an Ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by debatecoach ( 2883733 ) on Monday June 02, 2014 @07:03PM (#47150607)
    Is this supposed to be informative, or an ad? Has Crucial purchased a stake in slashdot?
  • by binarylarry ( 1338699 ) on Monday June 02, 2014 @07:36PM (#47150833)

    You should never trust any drive and always backup your data.

  • Re:Ye Gods, an Ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mcrbids ( 148650 ) on Monday June 02, 2014 @07:47PM (#47150895) Journal

    Perhaps it's an ad, but it's one that interests me. I come here to find out the latest developments in tech, and the continuing advances of SSDs is something I find interesting.

    HDDs have become so huge that the biggest problem isn't storage capacity, or even bandwidth: it's IOPS. It's pretty lame that I can store literally many millions of documents in a hard disk cluster that can only delivery a few hundred IOPS per second. Do the math. It takes forever to get your data out, especially if they are small documents!

    SSDs don't have this problem. 50,000 IOPS is "no big deal" for an SSD, meaning that even if you have 40 million tiny 10k documents, you can still saturate your 6 Gbit SATA interface with sweet, sweet data.

    We switched our DB servers to SSDs and saw over 90% reduction in average query latency. Next up is our file stores, which use ZFS. Our next step is an SSD cache for ZFS, and then as prices continue to tumble, we'll switch to all SSDs everywhere.

  • Re:Ye Gods, an Ad (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mcrbids ( 148650 ) on Monday June 02, 2014 @11:04PM (#47152075) Journal

    Fair enough. You are still orders of magnitude worse off than a decent SSD, which is the relevant point.

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