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Micron X100 SSD brings 3D XPoint Technology for data centres

Micron is widely known for its Cruical branded desktop range of SSD and memory solutions. The company also provides a range of high speed, high capacity storage devices for professional enterprise and data centre systems.

Micron has announced an innovative memory technology which claims to produce the world’s fastest SSD, the Micron X100. This new family of SSD devices will feature the company’s 3D XPoint technology which targets storage and memory-intensive applications for data centres. 3D XPoint technology will provide a new level of memory-to-storage hierarchy while offering higher capacity than DRAM and more endurance and performance compared to NAND.

“Micron’s innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data centre, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases,” said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana.

Micron X100 SSD combines high-bandwidth, low latency, high QoS and endurance to provide the highest level of performance for big data applications and transactional workloads. Additionally, Micron X100 SSDs accelerate data centre applications by delivering large amounts of data in real-time which dramatically increases the speed of data transactions.

Micron X100 SSD key features:

  • High-performance local storage — offers up to 2.5 million input/output operations per second (IOPs), more than three times faster than today’s competitive SSD offerings
  • Industry’s highest bandwidth — has more than 9GB/s bandwidth in read, write and mixed modes and is up to three times faster than today’s competitive NAND offerings
  • Ultralow latency — provides consistent read-write latency that is 11 times better than NAND SSDs
  • Application acceleration — enables two to four times the improvements in end-user experience for various applications with prevalent data centre workloads
  • High-performance in small size storage — eliminates the need for overprovisioning storage for performance
  • Ease of adoption — because the Micron X100 SSD uses the standard NVMe interface, requires no changes to software to receive the full benefits of the product

Micron X100 SSD will launch this quarter, with limited numbers of samples being initially provided to select customers. Micron has not released further stock information just yet. Once more information is revealed we will be sure to let you guys know.

KitGuru says: We have seen vast improvements in desktop SSD performance since the introduction of PCIe Gen 4.0, Micron's 3D XPoint technology will provide a huge potential for increased performance and efficiency for data centre systems.

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