Micron Technology, Inc. today announced new client solid-state drives (SSDs) that bring NVMe performance to client computing applications, freeing laptops, workstations and other portables.
The Micron 2300 SSD offers the power and density needed to drive compute-heavy applications in a compact form factor with reduced power consumption. For the first time, Micron brings together NVMe performance and low-cost quad-level-cell (QLC) NAND in the Micron 2210 QLC SSD. It combines fast NVMe throughput and Micron’s 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.
Both SSDs introduced today are built on Micron’s 96-layer 3D NAND technology.They also deliver client security features and capabilities for protecting data, with TCG Opal 2.0 and TCG Pyrite 2.0 support.
The Micron 2300 SSD is designed for applications that demand high performance and capacities in the M.2 form factor. It is available in a wide range of capacity points, from 256GB up to 2TB. The SSDs fit a broad set of desktop and mobile design needs with a small, dense, M.2 form factor (22x80). They achieve up to 3,300 MB/s sequential reads and up to 2,700 MB/s sequential writes.
The Micron 2210 SSD bridges the gap between the low cost of hard disk drives and the performance, reliability, low power and security of SSDs. It uses high-density QLC architecture that Micron first brought to the data center.
The series includes models with capacities ranging from 512GB up to 2TB in the M.2 (22x80) form factor. The SSDs also provide a cache with greater write endurance and performance with dynamic write acceleration that is optimized for QLC architecture. It also includes smart power efficiencies, and advanced security with TCG Opal 2.0 and Pyrite 2.0.
In terms of performance, Micron says that the 2210 SSDs achieve up to 2,200 MB/s sequential reads and up to 1,800 MB/s sequential writes.
Both products are available now.