by Adam Armstrong

Micron Releases First 64-Layer Enterprise SATA SSD

Today Micron Technologies announced the new 5200 series of SATA SSDs aimed at enterprise use. The 5200 Series is the first enterprise SSDs leveraging Micron’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology. The drive will be released in two flavors: ECO for scalability and PRO for write-intensive workloads.

Micron states that the 5200 Series will be the first enterprise SATA SSD utilizing 64-Layer 3D NAND. This will make the new series a cost-effective option for replacing legacy SATA SSDs or even more performance and density from replacing 2.5” HDDs. The series can further help lower TCO through consolidation as they drives run up to 7.68TB in capacity.

Key features include:

  • Quality of Service — The Micron 5200 SSDs deliver extremely efficient QoS, offering up to 99.7 percent better QoS when compared to a mission-critical hard disk drive.
  • Unmatched Capacity — Micron 5200 SSDs offer the industry’s broadest SATA portfolio with capacities up to 7.68TB, twice the capacity of other SSDs on the market.
  • Leading Performance — Engineered for fast random IO performance that fuels virtualized applications, Micron 5200 SSDs deliver up to 95k IOPS random reads and best-in-class 33k random writes, delivering strong performance in both areas. The drive is also highly flexible, as data center managers can use the innovative FlexCapacity feature to adjust the drive’s endurance, performance, and capacity to meet ever-changing workload demands.
  • Leader in MTTF Offering — Micron 5200 SSD data sheet specifications offer a mean time to failure (MTTF) of 3 million device hours, compared to the industry average for SATA enterprise SSD specifications of 2 million hours MTTF.
  • Easy to Manage — A fast, easy, affordable way to extend the life of existing server deployments, Micron 5200 SSDs are hot-swappable, easy to install, and only take minutes to configure, saving both time and money on setup and maintenance.

The new drives are ideal for use cases such as virtualization and VDI, cloud storage, OLTP, Bi/DSS, and Media Streaming. The drive is offered in a read-intensive version, the 5200 ECO, and a write-intensive version, the 5200 PRO, to best match up with the needed use case.

Key specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5in, 7mm
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • NAND: Micron 64-Layer 3D TLC
  • Encryption: AES 256-bit
  • Capacities
    • ECO: 480GB | 960GB | 1.92TB | 3.84TB | 7.68TB
    • PRO: 960GB | 1.92TB
  • Performance
    • ECO
      • Sequential Read (MB/s): 540
      • Sequential Write (MB/s): 385 | 520 | 520 | 520 | 520
      • Random Read (IOPS): 81K | 95K | 95K | 95K | 95K
      • Random Write (IOPS): 33K | 28K | 22K | 17K | 9.5K
    • PRO
      • Sequential Read (MB/s): 540
      • Sequential Write (MB/s):520
      • Random Read (IOPS): 95K
      • Random Write (IOPS): 32K
  • Endurance
    • TBW (in PB):
      • ECO: 0.87 | 1.75 | 3.5 | 7.7 | 8.4
      • PRO: 2.27 | 5.95
    • MTTF: 3 million hours
    • UBER: <1 sector per 10^17 bits read
    • Warranty: 5-year
  • Environmental
    • Power consumption:
      • Sequential write: 3.6W MAX
      • Sequential read: 3.0W MAX
      • Idle: 1.5W
    • Operating temperature: 0–70°C
    • Shock: 1500G, duration 0.5ms
    • Vibration: 5-800Hz at 3.13g
  • Physical
    • LxWxH: 100.45 x 69.85 x 7 mm
    • Weight: <70g


The Micron 5200 SSD Series is available now for OEM qualification and for purchase.

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