Micron today introduced its 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs, the company’s latest high-end enterprise series. The drives combine the cost-effective capacity of 3D NAND with the throughput and response time of the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol. With the Micron 9200, Micron becomes the first manufacturer to ship a greater-than-10TB NVMe SSD.
The 9200 series is the successor of Micron’s 9100 series and combines 32 layer 3D TLC NAND with a new generation of SSD controllers. The 9200 series will be available in ECO, PRO and MAX variants with each a different endurance class The ECO is for read intensive tasks and the PRO and MAX variants are for respectively mixed use and write intensive tasks. Each variant has its own performance number and also it also available in different capacities.
Each variant is available in a U.2 and HHHL form-factor of which the latter always connects to the rest of the system through the PCIe Gen 3 x8 interface. The U.2 version of the ECO and PRO variant uses the PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe interface.
Micron 9200 SSDs are expected to be generally available at the end of August 2017 from leading distributors.