The Genesis 2's endurance rate is 50,000 write-erase cycles, or roughly 10 to 15 times that of typical consumer-based NAND flash. Anobit said it guarantees a write endurance of 10 times the SSD capacity per day for five years, or 7,300TBs (7.3 petabytes) for a 400GB model drive.
However, Anobit would not release pricing for its drive, so it could be considerably higher priced than Micron's P400e, which is more economical at $100.
"Our customers have been asking for an affordable, reliable, performance-driven, solid state storage option for [direct-attached storage]-level applications, and the P400e drive delivers on those key design requirements," said Gary Gentry, general manager of the enterprise SSD division of Micron's NAND Solutions Group.
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