The Micron 2550 NVMe SSDm is a new solid-state drive (SSD) by Micron Technology.
NAND is a form of non-volatile storage technology that does not need power to keep data, and the business says that the 2550 is the first SSD to market utilising NAND with over 200 layers.
The new drive was designed by the American company specifically for use in consumer and commercial client devices, including laptops and desktops.
In other words, what do end-users gain?
According to Micron, the new drive can achieve sequential read speeds of up to 5 GB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 4 GB/s, which are 1.4 and 1.3 times faster than the previous generation of SSDs, respectively.
The technologies built into the Micron 2550 SSD, such as “predictive cache optimization,” is also said to enhance the user experience.
The NAND manufacturing division of Micron hasn’t fared well in the present economic climate.
Sales in the NAND manufacturing sector fell by 24.3% year-over-year, according to data compiled by TrendForce (opens in new tab).
Comparing the second and third quarters of 2022, Micron saw their sales dip by 26.2% to $1.69 billion.
Despite widespread industry gloom, numerous companies have announced bold new NAND devices.
At the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, South Korean firm SK hynix announced a brand-new memory chip.
When it goes into commercial production in the first half of 2023, the company’s new chip will purportedly boast the “world’s first 238-layer 512Gb TLC 4D NAND,” taking the crown from Micron.
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