Crucial MX300 SSDs with 3d-nand

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Micron has released the new Crucial MX300 SSD series that will make use of 3D Nand (vertical stacked NAND), it is TLC written. The product will become available in 275GB up-to 2 TB volume sizes. A 750GB version would cost 199 euro.

Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial® MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND flash technology with the proven success of previous MX-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn’t just a container, it’s the engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.

The Crucial MX300 reaches read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s on all file types so you can boot up almost instantly, reduce load times, and accelerate demanding applications with ease. Plus, our Dynamic Write Acceleration technology uses an adaptable pool of high-speed, single-level cell flash memory to generate blistering speeds throughout the drive’s long life.

These SSDs are TLC based. With vertically stacked NAND Mcrin can reach 32-layers of memory cells (384 Gbit) which is 48 GB per IC used.The 2.5" models will become available in 275GB, 525GB, 750GB and 1TB selling starting 19th of July. On August 15th a 2TB model wil follow.According to the website there will also be m2 models, but just a 750GB version in July and then later on in august the 525 and 1050GB models. Performance wise you are looking at the usual 530 MB/s for reads and 510MB/writes with IOPS values in the 83K and 92K. It is mentioned that the SSDs would get an endurance of 220TBG written (but that would depend highly on the volume size).

The 750 GB m2 model would cost just under 200 euro as well. We are looking at roughly 27 cents per GB with this release with street prices likely a notch lower.

Micron is also to release Micron 7100- en 9100-series nvme SSDs. The 9100 series will get capacities from 800 up-to 3.2TB at 3GB/s reads and 2 GB/s writes with an amazing 750K IOPS (random 4K read) and 160K IOPS on writes.

Small update: this release has been postponed until mid-July. 

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