The American manufacturer is pushing gear for chips NAND In a three-dimensional internal structure, with four new models for home consumers based on technology
Samsung does not stop or wait for its competitors, But it seems that at last we have another significant name which is capable of providing us with drives SSD Agile, compact and more cost effective based on chip Three-dimensional flash - Micron.
At the Computex 2016 exhibition, the American manufacturer presented no less than four different products for the home market consumers based on 3D NAND, For layers and types of users of almost all types. A pair of moderate models without unnecessary gimmicks that are also aimed at components and manufacturers of computer systems will be the 1100 series and 2100 series, both of which will be based on the latest M.2 interface and configuration, but the first will still contain controllers Marvell 88SS1074 in SATA III technology, while the second will be the first series from Micron that will actually be based on the PCI-Express standard itself, together with the standardNVMe For extremely agile performance.
The 1100 models will be offered in volumes between 256GB and 2TB, based on 3D TLC chips with 32 layers and a total volume of 384 gigabytes (GB) per 48, with several such elements integrated into the package Isolated to create a highly competitive density that does not exist in the chips NAND (2 millimeters long and 2280 millimeters wide) for the first time to reach volumes of up to 80 terabytes.
Controlling SATA technology will undoubtedly limit the performance potential, but these drives still promise to deliver maximum transfer speeds of up to 530 MB per second in read and up to 500 MB per second in writing, random performance of up to 92,000IOPS in read and up to 83,000IOPS in writing, Support for TCG Opal encryption, memory SLC high-speed cache and support for DevSLP technology for ultra-small power consumption of a few milliwatts when the drive is not in operation.
The 1100 models are expected to hit stores over the next month, when their prices have yet to be revealed - but we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed that they will become relatively competitive quickly. The amount of detail we have on the 2100 series is significantly small - it is slated to hit stores in early fall, will be based on one-dimensional 256GB MLC chips, will offer a maximum capacity of one terabyte in the M configuration. 2 2280 and will include much higher performance than the aforementioned 1100 series, thanks to the support ofNVMe And visit supports PCI-Express.
For gamers and a younger audience in general, Micron will offer a drive that will adopt the brand-Crucial Ballistix from the world of dynamic memories - The Ballistix TX3, which will be based on the Silicon Motion 2260 controller that supports PCI-Express and NVMe, for impressive maximum speeds of up to 2,400 megabytes of reading, up to 1,000 megabytes of writing and up to 140,000 IOPS for random operations. The Ballistix TX3 drives will also be based on chip MLC and 2 M.2280 card, and they will be available towards the end of the summer in the volumes of 500GB, 250GB or 1TB. These models will probably not be popular, but will nevertheless be an addition to the M.2 market NVMe, Which will help the price war become more meaningful and more profitable for the average consumer.
The Ballistix TX3 drive and its performance
For dessert, Micron's most popular series of products based on three-dimensional memories will be The Crucial MX300, On which we have already told you a few pieces of information in the past. The successor to the successful MX200 drives will be based on 3D memories NAND TLC, with SATA controllers (possibly from the same Marvel 88SS1074 model, like the 1100 models) that will offer random performance of up to 92,000IOPS in read and up to 83,000IOPS in writing, volumes between 250GB and 2TB based on the familiar standard 2.5-inch configuration and Based on the M.2 2280 configuration - and a promise of a handsome life (up to 400 terabytes of write and delete in maximum volume models) and significant protections against information loss during sudden power outages.
The MX300 models will be launched gradually during the third quarter of the year, and although we do not yet have official information on the recommended prices - we certainly believe and expect to see competitive price tags here in general, and better than those of the MX200 series. We will continue to follow and update you on all the details about Micron's products, and about the renewed technological competition in the market.SSD All of it.