SSD delivers PCIe Gen4 performance for data centres

15-10-2021 | Micron | Subs & Systems

Micron Technology has released the Micron 7400 SSD with NVMe, providing industry-leading form factor flexibility, PCIe Gen4 performance, and leading-edge security to satisfy the storage needs of demanding data centre workloads. With this portfolio, the company is offering the most comprehensive selection of mainstream data centre SSDs available. Providing seven form factors, the new SSD facilitates the transition to next-generation server architectures.

“Our customers need improved storage density and efficiency to run their businesses,” said Jeremy Werner, corporate vice president and general manager of the Storage Business Unit at Micron. “The Micron 7400 SSD is flexible in its ability to address myriad applications and system interoperability requirements, enabling deployments and delivering value from edge to cloud.”

The SSD includes the only PCIe Gen4 M.2 22mm x 80mm with power loss protection, as well as 2.5” U.3 data centre SSDs in both 15mm and 7mm thicknesses. It also offers three different sizes of the new E1.S Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF), allowing greater density, flash-optimised performance, and improved power and cooling options. This breadth of options indicates that customers can move from traditional servers to dense EDSFF server designs with one SSD. Providing a wide capacity range from 400GB to 7.68TB, the portfolio supports low to high-capacity applications. It also has endurance options for one and three drive writes per day to support read and write-intensive applications. The SSD uses the full vertical integration capabilities of the company to bring industry-leading innovation, from controller to firmware and leading-edge NAND and DRAM technology to world-class front-end and back-end manufacturing.

“The Micron 7400 SSD offers wide appeal for deployments from edge to cloud,” said Patrick Moorhead, chief analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. “Varied applications and workloads with unique requirements can benefit from the high performance and efficiency of new form factors as well as security features designed to protect against network and physical attacks.”

By Natasha Shek