The vast majority of your data needs to be read quickly — not rewritten repeatedly. Embrace these read-centric needs and unlock the value of your data more efficiently and affordably with the industry’s first QLC SSDs, which are built on Micron’s leading QLC NAND flash technology.
On May 21st, Micron began shipping and selling the industry’s first QLC SSD, delivering the next evolution in storage that delivers fast capacity for less. Micron’s QLC technology delivers the features, capacity, performance and value to challenge HDDs in environments where performance is critical and the cost of SSDs has historically been too high. With QLC SSDs, you can quickly access and analyze the read-intensive, performance-sensitive workloads that fuel your business — like real-time analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, Big Data, content delivery, user authentication, and more.
Give these applications a performance uplift that’s more cost-effective using high-capacity, lightning-quick QLC-based SSDs.
1. Lower TCO: While performance focused, read-centric workloads rely on massive arrays of HDD to deliver the results that users demand, QLC storage does it with fewer drives — lowering your performance-focused total cost of ownership (TCO).*
2. More Capacity: QLC stores more bits per cell than its predecessors, enabling immense gains at the system, rack and data center levels that are more cost-effective.
3. Smaller Footprint: QLC technology’s ability to increase per-server density reduces rack space by up to 7.7X compared to 2TB HDDs, saving precious and expensive data center real estate.
*All comparisons based on a 3.5-inch 8TB 7200RPM HDD. TCO statement based on common read-centric workload of 128K 95% read, estimations for similar performance (total capacity is different); 3X lower power comparisons based on public power consumption specifications for HDDs and Micron 5210 enterprise QLC SSD; 41% less rack space based on 42U rack (fully populated), 50PB data set, 2.5-inch 7.68TB Micron 5210 enterprise QLC SSDs, 8TB 3.5-inch enterprise SATA HDDs and high-density 2U servers capable of supporting 32X 2.5-inch or 18X 3.5-inch form factor devices per chassis, RAID 0
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