Tuesday, August 8th 2017

Micron Announces 9200 Series PCIe NVMe SSDs

Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today introduced Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs, the company's latest flagship performance solid-state storage family. The innovative architecture and industry leading performance of Micron 9200 SSDs allows organizations to access data faster and stay one step ahead of the growing diversity of business-critical workloads and surging data demands.

The new Micron 9200 SSD combines the cost-effective capacity of 3D NAND with the proven throughput and response time of the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol. Built from the ground up to remove legacy layers of hard drive interfaces, Micron's second generation of NVMe drives unleashes the speed of solid state nonvolatile memory to maximize data center efficiency for optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).
"The Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs are specially designed to deliver the blazing fast speeds, low-latency, and high-capacity needed to handle massive files, images and multimedia assets created by today's complex application workloads," said Eric Endebrock, vice president SSD and Systems, Storage Business Unit, Micron Technology, Inc. "With the Micron 9200 SSDs added to our SSD playbook, we are providing customers a rich portfolio of storage solutions to manage their changing business needs."

The capacity and performance of Micron 9200 SSDs enables data centers to store more, do more and know more about their data. Innovative architecture combining NVMe protocols on a PCIe connection enables the Micron 9200 SSD to deliver fast enterprise flash performance - up to 10X faster than the typical SATA SSDs on the market - while conserving power and rack space with its 3D NAND high-density storage.[i] Moreover, the Micron 9200 is one of the first NVMe SSDs on the market with a capacity exceeding 10TB, meeting the needs of even the most storage-hungry use cases at an attractive cost per gigabyte.

"NVMe reduces I/O overhead by extending the number of simultaneous storage commands that a single drive can execute," said Matt Kimball, Senior Analyst, Servers and Storage for Moor Insights & Strategy. "What has slowed its market acceptance has been the price point and reliability of the technology. Technologies like those from Micron show promise in removing those barriers, which would be a significant step forward in reducing I/O latency for memory intensive workloads."

Meet Your Workloads Head On
Today's business is becoming ever more complicated, requiring faster decision-making and analysis of ever-larger data sets to remain competitive. As a result, there is a growing emphasis on denser datacenters, ensuring reliability and data persistence, and scaling storage infrastructure up and out without adding latency.

For those organizations with high-capacity and high-performance data needs, solid-state storage technologies like 3D NAND and NVM Express provide the technology foundation for next-level enterprise IT. Blending the best of these technologies for enterprise storage, Micron 9200 SSDs are ideal for such high-performance, high-capacity use cases as application/ database acceleration, OLTP, high frequency trading (HFT), and high performance computing (HPC). For example, when compared against the nearest competitor in terms of capacity and performance in an OLTP database workload, the Micron 11TB 9200 ECO SSD, was 45% faster and had more than twice the capacity.

The Micron 9200 SSD family is designed as the storage foundation for the Micron SolidScale platform, providing greater capacity for more efficient workload optimization and reducing TCO. With the 9200, SolidScale will be capable of over 250TB per node, scaling over 5PB per rack of the highest performance NVMe SSD available in shared storage today. These new high-performance NVMe drives accelerate applications and breathe new life and agility into aging infrastructures, delivering key capabilities for today's enterprise:
  • Accelerate Applications - Micron 9200 SSDs deliver sequential read/write transfer speeds up to 5.5 and 3.5 GB/s. Random read/write transfer speeds reach up to 900K and 275K IOPS to turn data into information with low latency and high performance.
  • Optimize Existing Infrastructure - Micron's purpose-built flash solutions are easy to deploy and deliver bottom-line value and efficiency to business and IT operations.
  • Be Large and in Charge - Optimize and scale out server and storage design with capacities up to 11TB, in industry standard volumes, for even the most storage hungry use case.
  • Get Peace of Mind - Offering full enterprise end-to-end data path protection and power loss protection to keep your data safe.
  • Reduce Your Cost/IOPS - Micron 9200 SSDs deliver low cost/IOPS along with its low latency and faster performance. Compared with a typical high-end HDD cost over $1/IOPS, the Micron SSD with NVMe delivers a substantial cost saving at roughly $0.01/IOPS.
  • FlexCapacity - Allocate storage to meet both application and budget requirements.
  • Meet Workload Endurance Requirements - Micron 9200 offers a broad range of endurance levels for today's most demanding workloads.
For more information, visit the product page.
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10 Comments on Micron Announces 9200 Series PCIe NVMe SSDs

#1
bonehead123
For cryin out loud, just tell us how much the damned things cost already, jeez....

7 friggin paragraphs and all we get is the (somewhat suspect) transfer speeds and sizes. :(
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#2
hellrazor
bonehead123 said:
For cryin out loud, just tell us how much the damned things cost already, jeez....

7 friggin paragraphs and all we get is the (somewhat suspect) transfer speeds and sizes. :(
A firstborn or two
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#3
R-T-B
hellrazor said:
A firstborn or two
That's all? I might have a reason to have kids afterall, then.

I was worried they wanted some bodily organs.
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#4
Hood
This looks similar to the Kingston DCP1000, which has 4 fast M.2 drives in RAID with a PLX PEX 8725 switch that allows each to be recognized as logical drives by the system OS. So yes, those speeds are real. However, the Kingston drive and this Micron drive are enterprise grade, with prices between $2000 and $5000, depending on capacity. Consumer versions probably next year.
http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/nvme/kingston-dcp1000-nvme-ssd-enthusiast-testing-raid-0-2-mil-iops-14gbs/
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
when I can can get 2TB under $200 I'll do a happy dance. Until then, please turn off the lights, I'm going to sleep.
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#6
lorraine walsh
Hood said:
This looks similar to the Kingston DCP1000, which has 4 fast M.2 drives in RAID with a PLX PEX 8725 switch that allows each to be recognized as logical drives by the system OS. So yes, those speeds are real. However, the Kingston drive and this Micron drive are enterprise grade, with prices between $2000 and $5000, depending on capacity. Consumer versions probably next year.
http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/nvme/kingston-dcp1000-nvme-ssd-enthusiast-testing-raid-0-2-mil-iops-14gbs/
This is really help ful. Thank you so much for the info.
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#7
Hood
lorraine walsh said:
This is really help ful. Thank you so much for the info.
I'm into fast storage these days (the final bottleneck in a high-end system), so I like TheSSDReview, they are usually first with new SSD reviews. I love my Intel 750 AIC, but I'm always looking for faster options.
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#8
Prima.Vera
btarunr said:
Compared with a typical high-end HDD cost over $1/IOPS, the Micron SSD with NVMe delivers a substantial cost saving at roughly $0.01/IOPS.
900K x 0.01$/IOPS = 9,000$

Yeah, thanks, but no thanks. Cost saving my ar$e! :shadedshu::slap:
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#9
Hood
Prima.Vera said:
Yeah, thanks, but no thanks. Cost saving my ar$e!
In cloud storage farms, with hundreds or thousands of drives, these drive's speed and efficiency can allow faster access for more users, much lower power bills, smaller cooling systems, less downtime replacing spinning rust, and save thousands of dollars a day. The target customer for these aren't too concerned about the initial investment, which might pay off in a few months, after which it's just more profit for the bottom line. Also support for enterprise drives, which can be substantial, is built into the price, I thought you had enough experience to know the difference between enterprise and consumer, since you've been around here since 2011. Are you alright?
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lorraine walsh
Hood said:
I'm into fast storage these days (the final bottleneck in a high-end system), so I like TheSSDReview, they are usually first with new SSD reviews. I love my Intel 750 AIC, but I'm always looking for faster options.
Yes absolutely. Everyone is looking for better options. Also, I agree with you about the 1st review on SSD I hope to gain maximum information on this topic.
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