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X100 micron ssd

Micron has been making some noise with its Ballistix RAM, which broke the 6 GHz RAM record, the record previously held by G.Skill.

Micron released its first SSD and it seems ready to compete with Intel's Optane SSD in the competition. The

Optane SSD has been highly regarded since its launch in April 2019.

Interestingly, Micron's first step in the SSD field is through cooperation with Intel; however, it now appears that they are working on their own, striving to outperform Intel's Optane solid state drive.

When Micron started creating SSDs, they were called QuantX. Intel is a partner of Micron and co-created the 3D XPoint storage media. This is the technology that is now supported by all Intel Optane series.

parted ways with Intel, and Micron seems to have decided to use the Micron X100 SSD as a direct competitor to compete with them. It appears that Micron has taken the time to further develop 3D XPoint technology to improve stability and achieve faster speeds than what the Intel Optane top layer can provide.

Micron recently broke another record with an impressive 9GB / s continuous speed. Also, when QuantX is connected to PCIe 3.0 X16, it has a low latency of 8 microseconds. Other powerful features that

Micron has added to SSDs include:

A potential disadvantage of this SSD is the amount of power it needs to run. As you can imagine, this is not a small number. The

NVMe drive has an 8-pin power connector, which means that the Micron X100 requires a considerable amount of power from the motherboard and external connectors.

is now bad news. Currently, Micron SSDs are only suitable for data centers; this is mainly because this is Micron's primary goal.

However, since Micron is developing its own 3D XPoint technology, there is no reason not to expect high-quality SSDs in desktop PCs. We certainly expect this technology to enter major markets. If or when, and we have more information about Micron SSD, we will notify you in time.

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