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Micron introduces its first SSD drive with innovative QLC chips

Chips The new generation continues to gradually enter the market as the successors of the TLC - this time also in ultra-agile models that utilize the interface 3.0 x 4

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Despite pessimistic predictions made at the outset, NAND chips in the TLC configuration that allow three bits of information to be stored in each storage cell have proven themselves and big - becoming the new default marketplace In almost all categories and areas with reliability and performance that exceeded expectations at times, especially available levels and costs that allowed us to get used to the current situation where much less one weight can be paid for gigabytes of agile volume. All this did not happen in one moment but gradually - and we are now in the era of the first steps of the technology Which one day should make storage drives even larger and more accessible.

Intel and Samsung were the first to introduce to the world NAND chips that store four bits of information in each cell, up to 33 percent higher than TLC chips in a similar structure, and now Micron recruiting its Crucial brand and introducing P1 - the step-brother Of 660p models from home Which offers M.2 configuration and standard support Competitive price.

New drive without graces - but with Promises below the surface

God- P1 will be based on the new generation of Silicon Motion SM2263EN budget controller plus three-dimensional QM chips from IMFT (Intel Shared Manufacturer and Micron) with 1024 gigabytes per layer, in total 500 gigabytes, one terabyte And two terabytes - when the base model needs a chipset Alone to reach the required volume, while the terabyte model is satisfied with two boxes To do this.

The drive ensures continuous transfer speeds of up to 2,000 megabytes per second in reading and up to 1,750 megabytes in writing, Chosen, and Randomize up to 250,000IOPS in writing and reading small 4 files in kilobytes (in the 2 terabyte model available for later purchase).

Less than ever chipset is needed to reach large volumes - and with the maturation of the We will not be surprised to see that the terabyte volume becomes the new minimum in the field

Official 110 prices for 500GB and 220 for double the volume may sound promising on paper (the 2 Terabyte will come late and not yet priced) compared to other NVM drives, but here's where we recall that the 660p of Based on the same beef and chips Were presented two months ago with prices of 100 dollars and 200 dollars for the corresponding volumes, so there is certainly room for improvement. In addition, a five-year warranty, but with minimal writing support of about a tenth of the total drive volume every day, reminds us of the essential technological limitations with which the HP- At this early stage of their lives.

There is still a lot to look for in terms of performance, price - and especially the reliability of drives for the long haul

We certainly welcome new QLC models to the race, especially in the NVMe world, which is quickly becoming the next hot topic - but at the same time, we sincerely hope that The practical P1 dropped below the recommended threshold as quickly as possible, and availability would be broader and preferable to that of Intel drives. Better availability of The first will eventually bring us closer to the moment when they will be better than any model with cost-benefit TLC chips - and from there only the sky is the limit.

More products The home market is always good news - hope the competition will do its part and allow us to enjoy surprising prices for billing as quickly as possible

What do you think of the new work from Micron? Let's talk about it!


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