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Solid-state drives for client computing applications

Micron Technology has announced client solid-state drives (SSDs) that bring NVMe performance to client computing applications, freeing laptops, workstations and other portables from legacy architectures that undermine battery power, performance and productivity.

Micron's 2300 SSD combines the power and density to drive compute-heavy applications in a compact form factor but with reduced power consumption. For the first time, Micron has been able to bring together NVMe performance and low-cost quad-level-cell (QLC) NAND in the Micron 2210 QLC SSD. It combines fast NVMe throughput and QLC technology to offer flash capabilities at hard disk drive-like price points while reducing power consumption by 15 times when compared to hard drives.

“Ninety percent of client platforms will ship NVMe SSDs within the next year, and the market is fast bifurcating into mainstream and value market segments," explained Roger Peene, vice president of marketing, Storage Business Unit, Micron. "Our new client SSDs, the 2300 and 2210, are optimised for each segment. The 2300 offers outstanding power performance, while the 2210 delivers compelling price performance by using Micron's QLC NAND.”

Both SSDs are built on Micron’s 96-layer 3D NAND technology to deliver power savings, right-sized capacity and compact form factors that will enable much greater flexibility when it comes to designs. They also deliver enhanced client security features and capabilities for protecting data, with TCG Opal 2.0 and TCG Pyrite 2.0 support.

Features of the Micron 2300 SSD include:

  • The ability to maximise data-intensive workloads encompassing CAD, graphical design and video editing for faster application load times and responsiveness.
  • Offers a wide range of capacity points, from 256GB up to 2TB.
  • Fits a broad set of desktop and mobile design needs with a small, dense, M.2 form factor (22x80).
  • Achieves up to 3,300 MB/s sequential reads and up to 2,700 MB/s sequential writes.

The Micron 2210 QLC SSD with NVMe includes:

  • Improved application load times and responsiveness with fast NVMe making it ideal for performance-sensitive applications where hard disk drives can’t keep up.
  • A wide range of capacity points from 512GB up to 2TB in the M.2 (22x80) form factor.
  • Provides a cache with greater write endurance and performance with innovative dynamic write acceleration that is optimized for QLC architecture.
  • Is able to achieve up to 2,200 MB/s sequential reads and up to 1,800 MB/s sequential writes.

Neil Tyler

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