SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Micron revealed performance data of working solid-state drives based on 3D XPoint memory on the first day of the Flash Memory Summit here. Separately rival Toshiba showed progress on conventional NAND flash, and mega-customer Facebook called for multiple new kinds of memory products.
A Micron engineer showed prototype SSDs with Xpoint memory chips on a PCIe Gen 3 interface handling writes at less than 20 microseconds and reads and less than 10 ms, ten times faster than existing NAND SSDs. Devices using four PCIe channels delivered up to 900,000 I/O operations per second. SSDs using eight lane PCIe peaked at 1.9 million IOPs.
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