Friday, October 25th 2019

Micron Brings 3D XPoint Technology to Market With the World's Fastest SSD

Micron Technology, Inc., today announced a breakthrough in nonvolatile memory technology with the introduction of the world's fastest SSD, the Micron X100 SSD. The Micron X100 SSD is the first solution in a family of products from Micron targeting storage- and memory-intensive applications for the data center. These solutions will leverage the strengths of 3D XPoint technology and usher in a new tier in the memory-to-storage hierarchy with higher capacity and persistence than DRAM, along with higher endurance and performance than NAND.

"Micron's innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data center, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases," said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana. "Micron is the only vertically-integrated provider of DRAM, NAND and 3D XPoint solutions in the world, and this product continues the evolution of our portfolio towards higher value solutions that accelerate artificial intelligence capabilities, drive faster data analytics and create new insights for our customers."
Micron X100 SSD — Performance for the Cloud and Data Center

With a combination of industry-leading high bandwidth, low latency, high quality of service (QoS) and high endurance, the Micron X100 SSD provides game-changing performance for big data applications and transactional workloads. The Micron X100 SSD accelerates data center applications by delivering larger amounts of data in real time, and it dramatically increases the speed of data transactions while maintaining predictably fast service for quicker time to insights.
  • High-performance local storage — offers up to 2.5 million input/output operations per second (IOPs), more than three times faster than today's competitive SSD offerings
  • Industry's highest bandwidth — has more than 9 GB/s bandwidth in read, write and mixed modes and is up to three times faster than today's competitive NAND offerings
  • Ultralow latency — provides consistent read-write latency that is 11 times better than NAND SSDs
  • Application acceleration — enables two to four times the improvements in end-user experience for various applications with prevalent data center workloads
  • High-performance in small size storage — eliminates the need for overprovisioning storage for performance
  • Ease of adoption — because the Micron X100 SSD uses the standard NVMe interface, requires no changes to software to receive the full benefits of the product
The Micron X100 SSD will be in limited sampling with select customers this quarter. Source: Tom's Hardware (Images)
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18 Comments on Micron Brings 3D XPoint Technology to Market With the World's Fastest SSD

#1
Crackong
Please do a m.2 2280 PCI-E 4.0 SSD
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#2
ZoneDymo
Is that an 8pin connector? :S
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Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
ZoneDymo
Is that an 8pin connector? :S
no
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Kohl Baas
ZoneDymo
Is that an 8pin connector? :S
It can't be. ATX Power rails are solder-through solutions and there aren't any soldering on the other side. It can be 4pin Molex at max. Those have SMD type too.


Crackong
Please do a m.2 2280 PCI-E 4.0 SSD
I don't think it is possible. The speed and capacity is achieved through very high redundancy. There's simply not enough room in that format. Considering the number of chips this SSD has and the number applicable on M.2, both speed and capacity would be the 1/5th of the device above at best.
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#6
Mussels
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Solaris17
no
Heh
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#7
jabbadap
Ferrum Master
Google power...


That does not look like pcie power connector. Some proprietary or?
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#8
AnarchoPrimitiv
Anyone else have a storage fetish like me? And when you saw this article you were all over it? Im drooling to see benchmarks for this thing.
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#9
kapone32
AnarchoPrimitiv
Anyone else have a storage fetish like me? And when you saw this article you were all over it? Im drooling to see benchmarks for this thing.
Look up Intel Optane drives, 3D Xpoint was a collaboration between Intel and Micron that I think recently dissolved.
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#10
RH92
Crackong
Please do a m.2 2280 PCI-E 4.0 SSD
It would be cool but sadly not realistically achievable by the looks of this X100 , at least not for now .
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#11
Tomgang


With PCIe gen 4 NVMe SSD running X4. Theoretical it can provide speeds in the range of 7500 MB/s to 8000 MB/s. So yeah a PCIe gen 4 NVMe ssd version of this would be super nice and not take up a PCIe slot.
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#12
Kohl Baas
AnarchoPrimitiv
Anyone else have a storage fetish like me? And when you saw this article you were all over it? Im drooling to see benchmarks for this thing.
Well, I don't have a fetish, I just like to have my drive up-to-date whenever a considerable update is available. Unfortunately todays drives offer marginal advantages considering real-life applications. 3DXpoint was the first that broke that, not by it's sheer power, but by the fact that it has significant advantage on IOPS not just in QD32, but at QD8 or lower. Intel's Optane SSDs achieves 90% of their bandwidth at QD8 and about 5-10 times the bandwidth of NAND drives at QD1. And that is what you can feel in real life. Although we're speaking about seconds here compared to a modernd M.2 drive and of corse a 3-5x multiplier in price.
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#13
Rob94hawk
How many Terabytes is this and is it bootable?
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#14
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Wait, that controller looks like it is huge judging by the back of the PCB!
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#15
TheMadDutchDude
I'm waiting for the "WHY HAS THIS THING GOT A FAN!?!!?/!!1!111!!?!" comments to surface.
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#16
Blueberries
Cool, now put it in a bootable U.2 form and don't charge more than 1$/GB.
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#17
Prima.Vera
Blueberries
Cool, now put it in a bootable U.2 form and don't charge more than 1$/GB.
You mean 0.1$/GB ;)
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#18
forman313
jabbadap
That does not look like pcie power connector. Some proprietary or?
Yup, that would be be guess also. Maybe backup battery?
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