Micron Technology has introduced a portfolio of SSD drives with NVMe support in the space-saving M.2 form factor, aimed at delivering accelerated read/write performance with lower latency for client devices like laptops.
The Micron 2200 NVMe SSD range uses Micron’s own 64-layer TLC 3D NAND technology and is based on an internally designed ASIC drive controller and firmware. It is sold initially in capacities of 1TB, 512GB and 256GB.
A glance at Micron’s product brief shows that the new NVMe SSDs have a sequential read speed of up to 3,000 MB/s, a sequential write speed of up to 1,600MB/s, while random access speeds are up to 240K IOPS for reads and 210K IOPS for writes.
Micron says the 2200 series offers power efficiency enhancements that can deliver longer battery life thanks to device sleep (DEVSLP) low-power modes in which the SSD consumes less than 5mW of power.
The new NVMe SSD line-up is available immediately and comes in versions with or without self-encrypting drive (SED) support. Those with the SED support use a built-in AES XTS-256-bit hardware engine compliant with TCG Opal 2.0 standards to ensure that encryption has no impact on performance.