Micron Said to Have 6Gb SATA SSD With « Industry-Leading 8TB Capacity »Model 5100 Series Enterprise built on 3D NAND
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.12.07
- Better QoS - Efficient QoS, delivering up to 99% better QoS than spinning media[i] - reducing mission-critical data delays.
- Unmatched Capacity - Satisfying a range of capacity demands - up to 8TB. Industry-leading SATA capacity - 2X that of the nearest SSD manufacturer.
- Application Performance - Engineered for high-performance - 74k random writes. Tunable drive performance and endurance within Micron's integrated FlexPro firmware architecture.
- Better TCO - Enhancing Micron's enterprise storage offerings, the 5100 Series SSDs help deliver optimised TCO and better data centre efficiency through server and storage platform consolidation, enabling reduced IT costs.
"Micron is uniquely positioned to help IT embrace modernisation and agility, and leading enterprise and cloud data centres look to Micron for breadth and depth in solid state storage solutions to tame a diverse digital universe," Darren Thomas, VP of storage, Micron. "Our Micron 5100 Series SATA SSDs featuring FlexPro architecture offer a seamless migration path with enterprise reliability and proven ROI, ensuring flexibility, continuity and agility for data management today and tomorrow."
Full Product Line Designed to Meet Your Needs
Built on Micron's 3D NAND technology, the 5100 Series offers three models, each designed to satisfy the variation of customer workloads: read-intensive, latency-sensitive mixed-use and write-intensive logging applications.
Micron 5100 ECO: Cloud services focused, optimised for content sharing (video and media streaming). Performance and endurance characteristics for consistent data throughput and fast information delivery.
Micron 5100 PRO: Excels in consistent performance delivery for latency-sensitive applications. Enhances bottom line through better response times (e.g., databases powering e-commerce, trading transactions, etc.)
Micron 5100 MAX: Meet demand of mission-critical data centre. Agility and flexibility to respond easily and effectively.
Flex Your Storage Muscles
In addition to faster speeds and feeds, enterprise SSDs must provide advanced management and optimisation tools to help fully utilise their capabilities and maximise lifespan.
To that end, the company has introduced FlexPro firmware architecture, paving the way for customers to future-proof their storage investment. It unifies design elements across all Micron's data centre SSDs and unleashes the true capabilities of the storage media, enabling IT managers to tune specific drive features (capacity, security, endurance, power, data layout, data clean-up and performance).
FlexPro firmware architecture features first available in the 5100 SATA Series:
Flex Capacity Feature
Enables customers to tune 5100 capacity to deliver application and workload-optimised performance. Administrators save time and money with the flexibility to repurpose drives and servers for different kinds of workload traffic and application needs.
Flex Security Feature
Security features to protect valuable data from unauthorised access. Helps address enterprise security concerns with data protection and encryption (AES-256 bit encryption, TCG-enterprise protection in a FIPS-validated SATA SSD with zero performance impact.
"The new Micron 5100 family of SSDs provide a perfect option to replace HDD storage, delivering a cost-optimised solution to handle diverse workloads while meeting ever-present IT budget constraints," said Alexey Stolyar, development director, International Computer Concepts, Inc. "We're pleased to partner with Micron to support our customers who are seeking storage and computing technologies of the highest quality."
"Micron's new 5100 SSD family is a good fit for Linux-based cloud and HPC solutions, giving IT pros a new choice for agile and efficient data centre deployments," said Silicon Mechanics, Inc.'s CMO Sue Lewis. "The 5100 Series SATA SSDs deliver the capacity, performance and consistency requested by our customers as they look solve the challenges of price, performance, and scalability."
"Enterprise data centres are pressed more than ever to modernise legacy IT while having infrastructure agility," said Greg Wong, founder and principal analyst, Forward Insights. "Storage is a strategic investment in delivering agility and Micron is positioned to take advantage of denser data centres with the compact design, speed and capacity of their new SSDs."
[i] The Micron 5100 MAX 960GB SSD was measured against a competing 12Gb SAS 15,000rpm 600GB HDDs. Performed on Intel Core i7-4790K@4.0GHz, Asus Maximum VII GENE motherboard, CentOS 6.5 64-bit, FIO 2.2.6, workload - 4KB block size, 100% read, 100% random, queue depth 32, 99.999% QoS.