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Micron claims to have rolled out world's first advanced storage device for data centres

Micron claims to have rolled out world's first advanced storage device for data centres
2 Mar, 2022
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Micron Technology has introduced 7450 solid-state drive (SSD) which is based on 176-layer 3D NAND technology. The storage device is customised for data centre applications and the company claims that it is the world’s first advanced storage device for data centres. 

The US-based company said that the product under testing delivers ‘quality-of-service (QoS) latency’ at or below 2 milliseconds (ms), which are improving performances in databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, RocksDB, Cassandra and Aerospike, among others. 

SSD is a new generation of storage device used in computers and uses flash-based memory and is much faster than a traditional mechanical hard disk. Likewise, NAND is a type of flash storage that doesn’t require power to store data and is mostly used in memory cards, USB flash drives, solid-state drives, and smartphones. 

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Furthermore, Quality of Service (QoS) latency determines how many read/write operations can be completed within a unit of time. 

“We’re launching the Micron 7450 SSD at the same time Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCIe) Gen4 is becoming the most widely adopted SSD interface in servers,” said Jeremy Werner, corporate vice president and general manager of Micron’s Storage Business Unit. 

He further said that this product delivers the world’s most advanced NAND in a data centre SSD well ahead of the industry and, importantly, brings consistent, reliable latencies below 2 milliseconds, critical to enabling quality of service in scale-out data centre workloads. 

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Meanwhile, Micron has revealed that the 7450 SSD features a wide capacity range of 400GB to 15.36TB which can be customised for varied data centre needs.  

In January, Micron Technology had said that it has started the shipments of SSDs based on the new 176-layer QLC NAND architecture. The first batch of products based on the new architecture includes the Micron 2400 solid-state drives (SSD), which is meant for client applications.