The two new powerful and efficient client SSDs with NVMe PCIe Gen4 interface are meant for the client OEM market and the company was keen to note that these are the first drives based on the latest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory and offer exceptional performance as well as power efficiency, making them suitable for data-intensive workstations as well as for ultrathin, ultraportable notebooks.
The Micron 3400 series are high-end client SSDs and the direct successor of the Micron 2300 series, offering up to 85 percent higher write throughput. Based on an in-house developed controller and the aforementioned 176-layer NAND, the Micron 3400 will be available in 512GB to 2TB capacities and M.2 22x80 form-factor.
According to details provided by Micron, offering read and write performance of up to 6,600MB/s and 5,000MB/s (3,600MB/s write for the 512GB version). The random 4K read and write performance peaks at 720K and 700K IOPS, with an endurance rating of up to 1,200 TBW for the 2TB version.
The Micron 3400 series features hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption, power-loss protection, dynamic write acceleration, RAIN and S.M.A.R.T., TCG Opal 2.0 and TCG Pyrite 2.01 support, and more.
The Micron 2450 series is launched as the most versatile PCIe Gen4 SSD, available in several M.2 form-factors, 22x30, 22x42, 22x80, all with PCIe Gen4 NVMe 1.4 interface.
Available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, the Micron 2450 series, offer slightly lower sequential read and write performance, peaking at up to 3,600MB/s and 3000MB/s (1,600MB/s for 256GB version), with random 4K performance read and write peaking at 450K and 500K IOPS.
These offer endurance of up to 600TB TBW for the 1TB version, with MTFF of 2 million hours. The Micron 2450 SSD series also offer hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption, power-loss protection, RAIN and S.M.A.R.T., TCG Opal 2.01 and TCG Pyrite 2.01 support, and more.
Micron was keen to note that The Micron 3400 series offers very low power consumption, less than 3mW in sleep and less than 400mW in active idle.
Micron noted that these two new SSDs are already in volume production and currently shipping to customers.