The 2550 is client SSD to ship using NAND over 200 layers. Delivering performance that eclipses the competition (1) through its density and power advantages, it provides users with responsiveness and the low power consumption needed to extend battery life for work and home PCs.
“We focused on delivering a superior user experience for PC users with this SSD,” said Praveen Vaidyanathan, VP and GM client storage group. “The new 2550 SSD builds on our established and broadly adopted PCIe Gen4 architecture. It also incorporates Micron’s industry-leading 232-layer NAND and focuses on thermal architecture and power design. These capabilities deliver impressive application performance and phenomenal power savings.”
The 2550 SSD enables faster, more responsive applications in mainstream PC platforms, including gaming, consumer and business client devices. Predictive cache optimization improves users’ experiences and establish new category for PCMark 10 benchmarks. (2) The SSD transfers files up to 112% faster, runs office productivity applications up to 67% faster, loads major games up to 57% faster, and runs content creation applications up to 78% faster than comparable competing products. It also delivers sequential read performance of up to 5GB/s and sequential write performance of up to 4GB/s, which is 43% and 33% faster than the previous SSD generation, respectively.
Power savings are provided through the firm’s optimization of entry and exit into self-initiated energy saving states, use of an advanced process node for the controller, and elimination of DRAM via Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology. Innovations that collectively deliver battery-sipping sleep power consumption under 2.5mW, active idle power consumption under 150mW, and active power consumption below 5.5W. These advances enable longer battery life for daily computing needs.
“We expect PCIe Gen4 drives will remain the primary interface for notebooks and desktops into 2026,” said Greg Wong, principal analyst, Forward Insights. “Leading-edge Gen4 SSDs, such as the new Micron 2550, deliver improved user experiences and provide OEMs with an attractive storage solution for their system designs.”
The 2550 SSD is available in 22x80mm, 22x42mm and 22x30mm form factors and comes in 256, 512GB and 1TB capacity points. These options provide system designers the flexibility to build PCs with the mix of performance, size, weight and capacity.
(1) Internal Micron PCMark 10 testing metrics demonstrate that the 2550 SSD leads competitors’ SSDs. Competitors’ SSDs are comparable to the 2550 SSD and come from the top 5 client SSD revenue market share leaders as noted in Forward Insights SSD Supplier Status Q3, November 22, 2022.
(2) Internal Micron PCMark 10 testing metrics demonstrate that the 2550 SSD leads competitors’ SSDs. Competitors’ SSDs are comparable to the 2550 SSD and come from the top 5 client SSD revenue market share leaders as noted in Forward Insights SSD Supplier Status Q3, November 22, 2022.