Understanding the Similarities & Differences of Client & Enterprise SSDs

By Floyd GoodrichOctober 2, 2017

SSDs are designed to optimize performance based on their intended use and, because of this, it is difficult to directly compare them. Really, comparing SSDs is like comparing apples and oranges – each product is fundamentally different and used for different applications.

Making a more informed decision when selecting an SSD is made easier when you understand some of the performance implications when you use a client SSD in an application for which it was not designed.

Client SSDs are designed primarily for personal computer storage and can sometimes excel in enterprise applications. Enterprise SSDs, on the other hand, are designed from the ground up for enterprise use. You must understand the input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance and design differences between client and enterprise SSDs before selecting an SSD for your application.

Micron, global leader in memory and semiconductor technology, recently published a white paper discussing the similarities and differences between client and enterprise SSDs. This guide explains these differences with regards to performance and offers use cases for each.

Download the white paper now!