QLC NAND Technology

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.

Ideal Applications for QLC Enterprise SSDs

Give these applications a performance uplift that’s more cost-effective using high-capacity, lightning-quick QLC-based SSDs.

  • Real-Time Analytics and Big Data: Deliver value to Big Data applications like Hadoop Distributed File Systems.

  • Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems: Quickly mine massive data sets using faster, deeper queries for real-time business insights and decision-making.

  • Active Archives and Large Block Storage: Transform scale-out active archives into a strategic asset and deliver massive large-block data streams with ease.

  • Read-Intensive Artificial Intelligence: Get the speed AI algorithms depend on to quickly identify patterns in sprawling data sets.

  • Machine and Deep Learning: Crunch immense data sets in seconds versus minutes — because machines can only learn as fast as they can read and analyze data.

  • Content Delivery, Video on Demand, Media Streaming: Deliver more assets to more users more consistently with support for massive, parallel requests and streams.

  • NoSQL Databases: Breathe life into data-driven workloads like content classification and tagging as well as user profile acceleration.

  • User Authentication: Perform quick authentication with quick storage.

Top Three Benefits of QLC SSDs

QLC NAND Density

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).*

QLC NAND Capacity2. 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.

QLC NAND footprint

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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