Micron Technology, Inc. today announced new Micron 5210 ION enterprise SATA SSD capacity and features.
The world’s first QLC solid-state drive (SSD), the Micron 5210 is based on the company’s QLC NAND technology and is positioned to replace legacy hard disk drives (HDDs).
Supplanting 10K HDDs, the Micron 5210 delivers 175 times faster random reads, 30 times faster random writes, two times more sequential throughput, and three times more energy efficiency than the largest 10K RPM HDDs — all at a compelling price point.
High-density Micron QLC NAND flash media achieves densities of one terabit on a single chip, providing the ease and platform continuity of SATA, but with the value and speed of QLC NAND.
The 5210 ION SSD uses Micron’s latest QLC custom firmware, which helps remove QLC endurance concerns and workload limitations. Now available in 960GB SKU, it can
replace 900GB to 1.2TB 10K HDDs.
Micron says that the Micron 5210 is qualified by most major server OEMs. The drive is also newly certified on VMware vSAN.
The Micron 5210 ION SSD is in mass production and available through nearly all major server OEMs, global distributors, resellers and system builders, with unit prices comparable to those of 10K enterprise HDDs.