April 23rd, 2019 by Adam Armstrong
Micron Announced 9300 Series NVMe SSDs
Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced an expansion of its enterprise NVMe SSDs with the addition of the 9300 series. The new drives come in a performance and endurance model with capacities ranging from 3.2TB to 15.36TB in a U.2 form factor. The new series is aimed at AI/ML, OLTOP, NoSQL databases, Large Object, Small Random Block, and Big Data.
To talk about data growth or look at projects is almost cliché at this point. Whatever the projection of data growth is currently, it seems to go up year after year. Data growth also comes with mission-critical workload growth. All of this expanding data needs larger and faster storage. Micron has built off of 9200 series with higher capacity, performance, and endurance with the 9300.
While the 9300 uses the tried and proven 64-layer 3D TLC Micron NAND it delivers capacities up to nearly 16TB. An interesting difference here is that the drive can hit 3.5GB/s in sequential reads and writes, leading to potentially faster data analysis. The 9300 can also hit up to 850K IOPS of throughput. The drive claims average latency of 11μs write and 86μs read. The 9300 can also deliver up to 32 namespaces giving it the ability to handle multi- tenancy deployments in hyperscale data center and cloud infrastructures with ease.
Micron 9300 Series Key Specifications
|Models||9300 PRO||9300 MAX|
|Capacity||3.84TB, 7.68TB, 15.36TB||3.2TB, 6.4TB, 12.8TB|
|Interface||PCIe Gen3 x 4 NVMe|
|NAND||Micron 64-layer 3D TLC|
|Sequential Write||3,100MB/s 3,500MB/s, 3,500MB/s||3,100MB/s 3,500MB/s, 3,500MB/s|
|Random Read||835K IOPS, 850K IOPS, 850K IOPS||835K IOPS, 850K IOPS, 850K IOPS|
|Random Write||105K IOPS, 145K IOPS, 150K IOPS||210K IOPS, 310K IOPS, 310K IOPS|
|Average Latency||Random read: 86μs
Random write: 11μs
|Endurance TBW in PB||8.4, 16.8, 33.6||18.6, 37.3, 74.7|
|MTBF||2 million hours|
|UBER||<1 sector per 10^17 bits read|
|Power||Sequential read: 14W MAX
Sequential write: 21W MAX
Both the Micron 9300 PRO and 9300 MAX U.2 NVMe SSD series are available now.