Micron Technology has started volume shipments of its 176-layer QLC NAND SSD. Produced with the most advanced NAND architecture, this solution provides the industry’s highest storage density and optimised performance for a wide variety of data-rich applications. Intended for use cases spanning client and data centre environments, its transformative new NAND technology is now offered with the launch of this 2400 SSD, a 176-layer PCIe Gen4 QLC SSD for client applications. The new device will also be included into select Micron Crucial consumer SSDs and offered as a component for system designers.
This device provides 33% higher I/O speed and 24% lower read latency than the company's prior generation solution. Its replacement-gate architecture is claimed to be the only mass production QLC flash storage that unites charge trap with a CMOS-under-array design.
"Micron’s 2400 SSD builds upon our 176-layer NAND industry leadership to drive the transition to QLC-based storage for the client market,” said Jeremy Werner, corporate vice president and general manager of Micron’s Storage Business Unit. “Furthering our market leadership, we expect the new 2400 PCIe Gen4 SSD will significantly accelerate the adoption of QLC in client devices as it enables broader design options and more affordable capacity."