Micron Technology has released a new solid state drive, called the Micron 2550 NVMe SSDm.

The company claims that the 2550 is the world's first SSD to ship with NAND, a type of non-volatile storage technology that requires no power to retain data, with more than 200 layers.

The American manufacturer has reserved the new drive for use in consumer laptops and desktops, saying it can enable faster and more responsive applications on gaming devices, consumer and professional clients.

What do users get?

Micron says the new drive will enable sequential read performance of up to 5 gigabytes per second, as well as sequential write performance of up to 4 gigabytes per second, which is 1,4 and 1,3 times faster than the previous generation of drives. SSDs, respectively.

Furthermore, the manufacturer claims that Micron 2550 SSD technology, including “predictive cache optimization”, can improve the user experience.

The current business environment has not been the most favorable for Micron's NAND manufacturing operation.

Overall revenue for the NAND manufacturing industry fell 24,3% quarter-over-quarter, according to research (opens in a new tab) from market intelligence firm Trend Force.

Micron posted a 26,2% drop in revenue to $1690 billion between Q2022 2022 and QXNUMX XNUMX.

Widespread industry malaise hasn't stopped many manufacturers from announcing ambitious new NAND products.

South Korean manufacturer SK hynix announced a new memory chip at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara.

The new chip, which is expected to go into mass production in the first half of 2023, would feature the "world's first 4-layer 512GB 238D TLC NAND," taking Micron's world record for the most layers in the world. a NAND drive.

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