Micron Announces Shipment of Micron 3500 Client SSD

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BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 05, 2023 — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today announced it is shipping the Micron 3500 NVMe SSD, which leverages its 232-layer NAND designed for, among other workloads, business applications and scientific computing. The c ompany said the Micron 3500 SSD, available in the M.2 form factor and with capacities up to 2TB, “provides a superior user experience over the competition1 as proven by its best-in-class SPECwpc performance, including an up to 71% improvement for product development applications.2″

Storage has never been more critical to gaming, content creation and emerging client AI experiences. Games have become more graphics-rich and increased in size, which leads to longer load times. Client AI applications require rapid data access to enhance the user experience. The Micron 3500 SSD tackles these challenges directly:

  • Gamers can level up their playing experience as the Micron 3500 SSD loads the biggest, newest games like Valorant up to 38% faster.3
  • The Micron 3500 SSD also supports DirectStorage, a feature that further accelerates load times in supported games.
  • Content creators who work with native 4K and 8K video and want to speed their time to go live can load and edit files faster with the Micron 3500 SSD.
  • According to the PCMark 10 benchmark suite,4 the Micron 3500 SSD provides:
    • Up to 36% higher bandwidth
    • Up to 38% faster access
    • Up to 37% better overall results than competitive SSDs

“As immersive technologies evolve, fast storage plays a crucial role in open-world games and cutting-edge notebooks like our Gaming Series,” said Clark Peng, vice president of the Notebook Product Division at MSI. “The Micron 3500 SSD enables this performance edge with leading NAND support to maintain that advantage in upcoming game releases.”

“The Micron 3500 SSD is a high-performance drive supporting cutting-edge software that enables direct data transfer to the GPU. This improves the user experience and will radically transform early-generation, AI-ready PCs,” said Pablo Temprano, founder at ClearView Memory Research. “As client AI evolves, we foresee a robust increase in units and average storage capacity for high-end PCs.”

The Micron 3500 is now shipping to select PC OEMs and complements Micron’s broader SSD product portfolio for creators, which includes the award-winning Crucial X9 Pro and Crucial X10 Pro portable SSDs. To learn more about the Micron 3500 SSD, visit www.micron.com/3500.

1 Among client performance SSDs from the top four competitive suppliers of client OEM SSDs by revenue as of November 2023, excluding consoles, as noted in Forward Insights analyst report, “SSD Supplier Status Quarterly Q3”

2 Based on SPECwpc℠ benchmark scores versus top competition as per footnote 1. Tested in Micron’s ​internal testing. For details on the SPECwpc benchmark, see SPECwpc V2.0 workstation benchmark

3 Based on internal Micron testing with Valorant (published by Riot Games) and Call of Duty® Modern Warfare (published by Activision) load times vs. competitive SSDs as detailed in footnote 1

4 Based on internal PCMark 10® testing vs. competitive SSDs as detailed in footnote 1. For details on the PCMark 10 benchmark, see https://benchmarks.ul.com/pcmark10