Micron Introduced 2200 PCIe NVMe SSD with New In-house Controller
Micron released its new NVMe SSD portfolio ranging from 256GB to 1TB of storage. The "2200," as it is called, will mostly be sold to computer manufacturers, but it could show up for direct retail for end-users too. Unlike the 1300 series designed for consumers who are looking to upgrade and announced several weeks ago, the 2200 series uses the speedier PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe instead of SATA.
The new Micron 2200 NVMe SSDs promise much higher random and sequential read/write performance compared to legacy SATA III SSDs and come with more advanced features, such as self-governing power states, encryption technology and dynamic write acceleration.
According to the company, the drive’s small size and compact M.2 form factor supports OEMs by allowing them to design sleek and lightweight client devices. The 2200 SSD delivers up to 1TB high-capacity flash storage, enabling users to store large files, images and multimedia assets. Further, its self-governing power feature improves battery life with lower power states that are up to 98 percent more power efficient than HDDs, extending device battery life and user productivity. In addition, the host-controlled thermal management (HCTM) reduces the drive's operating temperature to protect other system components.
Micron says the new SSDs are ideal for intense computing workloads. The Micron 2200 SSDs deliver up to 3GB/second sequential reads, 1.6GB/second sequential writes, 240,000 inputs/outputs (IOPS) random reads and 210,000 IOPS random writes, which the company says will accelerate common video streaming and editing workloads. The drives also feature burst data writes with much higher performance compared to the baseline write performance. The self-encryption feature of the new Micron 2200 is also compatible with TCG Opal 2.0 standard.
By the end of 2020, over 65 percent of the client PC market is projected to transition to NVMe SSDs, with rapidly increasing average device capacities. The company hopes that the Micron 2200 PCIe NVMe SSD will accelerate the adoption of SSDs by addressing the storage-intensive workloads in client computing that demand performance at compelling prices.
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