Micron unveiled the primary product based mostly on the brand new NVMe SSD controller of its personal consumer. The Micron 2200 doesn’t present sufficient energy to compete with the top-of-the-line NVMe drives within the retail market, however must be quick sufficient for OEMs and system integrators to make use of as a efficiency possibility in its designated enterprise PCs
Micron has been gradual to introduce NVMe into its client and client items traces. Initially, they deliberate to launch each OEM and retail retail drives based mostly on the mixture of first-generation 32-layer 3D NAND and the Silicon Movement SM2260 controller. Nevertheless, these plans have been deferred when it turned clear that the mixture couldn’t present high-end efficiency. Final autumn, Micron launched the Essential P1 NVMe SSD for learners with QLC NAND and the SM2263 controller. To this point, nevertheless, no high-end product has been introduced.
It's no secret that Micron has been working by itself NVMe SSD controllers. Each different NAND vendor has both developed their very own controllers or bought a controller producer, and full vertical integration has confirmed to be an excellent match for firms like Samsung. Micron was the unusual man who procured all of the controllers from third events like Silicon Movement, Marvell and Microsemi, however their takeover 2015 of startup controller agency Tidal Techniques made their intentions clear. This acquisition and the entire different efforts of the in-house controller didn’t bear any seen fruits till Flash Reminiscence Summit final 12 months, when a prototype of the M.2 consumer NVMe SSD was quietly included of their reveals.
Micron 2200 specs
M.2 2280 One-sided
NVMe PCIe three x4
Micron in the home
Micron 64-Layer 3D TLC
3000 MB / s
1600 MB / s
four KB Often learn
4KB random writing
Micron has not but offered particulars on its new NVMe controller, however the primary specs for the 2200 SSD can be found. The 2200 makes use of Micron's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash reminiscence and provides single-sided M.2 modules with drive capacities starting from 256 GB to 1 TB. The drive makes use of a PCIe gen three x4 interface and has the anticipated capabilities for a Micron consumer drive, together with energy failure safety for quiescent information and SKUs with or with out Self-Encrypting TCG Opal Drive (SED).
The efficiency and write efficiency of the Micron 2200 doesn’t match the perfect client drives, however is decrease in comparison with entry-level NVMe SSDs. Endurance is definitely decrease than the Essential MX500 SATA drive for mainstream customers. Due to this fact, each 2200 retail by-product should enhance this metric. No such retail model has been introduced, however with the 2200 now out there, we'll in all probability hear from Essential inside a number of months, although it might wait till the top of the 12 months to begin with 96-Layer NAND as a substitute of 64-Layer.