A series ofSSD The new American company is trying (and succeeding) to prove that the SATA firmware is not dead yet
There is no better way to launch a new product than with a set of warm and positive reviews, which is exactly what Micron has received for The Crucial MX500 drive Which combines TLC chips NAND 3-D drives for Silicon Motion's leading SATA controller to deliver a competition that successfully tickles 850 EVO and 850 Pro's סמסונג The big one - as only a few other models have done so far.
DrivesSSD That will inherit the MX300 family based on Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller, combined with 3D chips NAND TLC configuration and 64 structure IMFT's new generation of 256 gigabits per layer, memory DRAM-based cache, partial protection against sudden power loss thanks to built-in capacitor systems, support for DevSLP technology for power consumption of only 4 milliwatts in hibernation mode and maximum consumption that is also relatively low and should not exceed the 5 watts limit, -Opal 2.0 and an increased warranty for five years (instead of three years on MX300) with support for the 0.2 content write-offs, which means writing 360 terabytes of terabyte data
In terms of performance, the MX500 drive in terabytes ensures a continuous transfer speed of up to 560 MB in read and up to 510 MB in writing, and a random performance of between 90,000IOPS and 95,000 IOPS in read and write - and in most tests it does approach this optimal data, while Keeping power consumption sane in relation to drives storage Others in a similar volume based on memory Built-in dynamic cache. High-quality performance is obtained on the drive when working with 4-kilobytes in series (QD1), which is considered one of the closest indicators to the nature of the use of the average home user - the MX500 leads the performance list safely in read operations, and is in a good place at the top of the table In writing, both actions are based on memory Cache and DRAM acceleration of the product.
True, this is not a drive NVMe And the performance makes that clear - but Micron is convinced that there is still a large and wide enough demand for cheaper and more modest SATA drives as well
Similar to Micron's MX300 drive generation, this time too we will see a tiered launch - a model with a terabyte volume and a 2.5-inch drive configuration will arrive first with a recommended price tag. Absolutely competitive in the 260 dollars, While other models in volumes of 250 GB, 500 GB and 2 terabytes and in 2.5-inch configurations and also M.2 2280 drives will be launched at a later stage, with price tags that have not yet been revealed. All models guarantee the same maximum level of performance both in continuous operations of large files and in random operations with small files - and this is something that is not encountered every day in this market, and should greatly encourage those who are interested in a drive as cheap as possible. storage modest.
It is still too early to crown the MX500 as a king, but with the assumption that the market prices of these models will be even lower than the recommended cost, it seems that there are all the necessary ingredients to become one of the most expensive and desirable models for 2018. Agree with us? Share comments.