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Why you should move your SSD designs from SATA to NVMe in 2021

Posted by Keith Peterson on Jun 7, 2021 9:48:15 AM

SATA SSDs have been popular for a long time as a replacement for HDDs

Around the turn of the century disk drive manufacturers started the transformation of previous disk drive interfaces to SATA. If your application was boot drive or system disk, the choice for interface for one drive would be SATA. In 2008, advancements had been made on the SATA interface to reach speeds of 600 megabytes per second (MB/s) which was referred to as SATA III.

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Topics: Micron, SSDs, Storage

Upgrade from Micron's EOL 1300 Solid State Drives to 5300 Series SSDs

Posted by Keith Peterson on Feb 24, 2021 4:41:17 PM

Micron’s 1300 Series Client SATA solid state drives are now End of Life (EOL), and customers are asking about the migration path for SATA SSD users.

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Topics: Micron, SSDs, Storage

When will the Micron 7300 NVMe SSD be Available?

Posted by Amanda @ Edge on Jan 29, 2020 1:51:18 PM

Customers looking for the latest and greatest NVMe SSD from Micron are all asking the same question: When will the 7300 be available to order?

If we were to take a guess, we'd say the official announcement of a target release date is right around the corner. 

During the third quarter of 2019, Micron announced its highly anticipated 7300 series NVMe SSD – the future of mainstream NVMe storage for the masses. After its release, the 7300 will be Micron’s latest long-life, high performance endurance drive for enterprise storage.

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Topics: Micron, SSDs, Storage

A Brief Introduction to QLC Technology

Posted by Amanda @ Edge on Aug 29, 2019 5:11:50 PM

The ability to analyze and read data instantly may just be the most important trend in today’s fast paced data industry. Where read-intensive workloads are concerned, Micron’s quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash technology is redefining storage.

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Topics: Micron, SSDs, NAND Flash

10 Applications that Should Transition from HDD to QLC SSD

Posted by Amanda @ Edge on Aug 27, 2019 3:58:49 PM

If your current HDD workload is responsible for reading data over 80% of the time and relies on random reads and sequential writes, it’s time to consider upgrading to QLC NAND technology.  The main focus here is on performance-sensitive, read-intensive applications that would benefit from having faster capacity for less, meaning the ability to process and read information instantly – a major concern for a number of applications in today’s data space! This key performance improvement makes Micron’s 5210 a solid replacement for the following HDD operations:

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Topics: Micron, Memory, SSDs

Say Hello to the Micron 5210 ION QLC SSD

Posted by Amanda @ Edge on Aug 15, 2019 11:41:33 AM

Micron makes the move from hard drive to IO, AI for faster read-to-write ratio. The 5210 ION SSD boasts faster performance, increased endurance, added energy efficiency, and improved reliability.

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Topics: Micron, SSDs, NAND Flash