Micron today launched its 5200 series of 2.5″ SATA SSDs targeted at enterprise usage. The drives are the successors to the Micron 5100 series and the first enterprise drives to utilize the company’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. The 5200 series SSDs will be available in a PRO and ECO variant, each designed for specific workloads.
The ECO variant is designed for read-intensive workloads, while the PRO drives are designed for read-intensive workloads that require higher random write performance and endurance. The ECO version is available in more capacities than the PRO version. The latter is available in capacities of 960GB and 1.92TB. The ECO variant is available in the same capacities as the PRO drives and additionally in capacities of 480GB, 3.84TB and 7.68TB.
Similar to the 51200 series, the 5200 is powered by the Marvell Dean (88SS1074) controller. Together with Micron’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND, the SSDs are able to achieve maximum sequential reads of up to 540MB/s and maximum sequential writes of up to 520MB/s.
Maximum random reads are specified at 95,000 IOPS for all drives. The number of maximum random writes are drive specific, both PRO drives are able to achieve 32,000 IOPS. The 480GB ECO drive has specified random writes of 33,000 IOPS, while Micron specifies 9,500 IOPS for the 7.68TB ECO drive.
Endurance of the 960GB and 1.92TB PRO drives is specified at 2.27 TBW and 5.95TBW respectively. The ECO drives have specified TBWs that range from 0.87 TBW for the 480GB drive till 8.4TBW for the 7.68TB drive.
The Micron 5200 series SSDs come with the usual enterprise features such a power loss protection, AES 256-bit encryption with TCG Enterprise configurability. Also Micron’s over-provisioning feature ‘Flex Capacity’ is supported. The drives come with a 5 year warranty.
Micron has not provided any pricing information.