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Micron Unveils Flagship NVMe SSD Family

Today Micron introduced their 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs, the company’s latest flagship performance solid-state storage family. The innovative architecture and industry leading performance of Micron 9200 SSDs allows organizations to access data faster and stay one step ahead of the growing diversity of business-critical workloads and surging data demands.

The Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs are specially designed to deliver the blazing fast speeds, low-latency, and high-capacity needed to handle massive files, images and multimedia assets created by today’s complex application workloads,” said Eric Endebrock, vice president SSD and Systems, Storage Business Unit, Micron Technology, Inc. “With the Micron 9200 SSDs added to our SSD playbook, we are providing customers a rich portfolio of storage solutions to manage their changing business needs.”

The new Micron 9200 SSD combines the cost-effective capacity of 3D NAND with the proven throughput and response time of the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol. Built from the ground up to remove legacy layers of hard drive interfaces, Micron’s second generation of NVMe drives unleashes the speed of solid state nonvolatile memory to maximize data center efficiency for optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).

The capacity and performance of Micron 9200 SSDs enables data centers to store more, do more and know more about their data. Innovative architecture combining NVMe protocols on a PCIe connection enables the Micron 9200 SSD to deliver fast enterprise flash performance — up to 10X faster than the typical SATA SSDs on the market — while conserving power and rack space with its 3D NAND high-density storage. Moreover, the Micron 9200 is one of the first NVMe SSDs on the market with a capacity exceeding 10TB, meeting the needs of even the most storage-hungry use cases at an attractive cost per gigabyte.

NVMe reduces I/O overhead by extending the number of simultaneous storage commands that a single drive can execute,” said Matt Kimball, Senior Analyst, Servers and Storage for Moor Insights & Strategy. “What has slowed its market acceptance has been the price point and reliability of the technology. Technologies like those from Micron show promise in removing those barriers, which would be a significant step forward in reducing I/O latency for memory intensive workloads.”

 

The Micron 9200 SSD family is designed as the storage foundation for the Micron SolidScale platform, providing greater capacity for more efficient workload optimization and reducing TCO. With the 9200, SolidScale will be capable of over 250TB per node, scaling over 5PB per rack of the highest performance NVMe SSD available in shared storage today.

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