Crucial MX100 SSD will get 16nm NAND Memory

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While a lot of SSD manufacturers are still migrating to 20 and 19nm NAND, Crucial seems to be moving to 16nm already. Last year at this timeframe they already announced the production and intention to make 16nm NAND flash, but their upcoming MX100 SSD will be announced soon, and has Micron's 128 Gigabit 16 nm-manufactured MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash.

The 16 nm NAND-equipped drive will be on display at at Computex 2014 and is expected to arrive in a 2.5-inch form factor initially with M.2. variants following later. The MX100 has a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface and performance-wise it's said to be at the M500 and the recently released M550. 

Preliminary Crucial MX100 SSDs Series Specifications:

  Crucial M550 SSDs Crucial MX100 SSDs
Controller Marvell 88SS9189 TBA
NAND Micron 64/128Gbit 20nm MLC Micron 16nm MLC NAND Flash
Capacities 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB +
Sequential Read 550 MB/s >550 MB/s
Sequential Write 350 / 500 MB/s >350 / 500 MB/s
4KB Random Read 90K / 95K IOPS >90K / 95K IOPS
4KB Random Write 75K / 80K 85K IOPS >75K / 80K 85K IOPS
Launch 2013 2014
Warranty Three Years Three Years

Moving to 16nm would be more cost effective as Micron can cram  6TB of storage on a single wafer.

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