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Production of 200+ Layer QLC NAND Begins

Prasad Alluri, Vice President and General Manager- Client Storage Group, Micron

The Micron 2500 SSD outperforms rivals with cutting-edge QLC NAND and approaches PCIe Gen 4 theoretical saturation performance, boasting up to 7.1 GB/s sequential read speeds.

Mass production of Micron Technology’s 232-layer QLC NAND has begun. Micron has also begun shipping in select Crucial SSDs, in volume production to enterprise storage customers and sampling to OEM PC manufacturers in the Micron 2500 NMVeTM SSD.

“Micron continues its leadership and innovation in the client SSD market as the industry shifts to QLC-based storage.”

Prasad Alluri, Vice President and General Manager- Client Storage Group, Micron

Micron 232-layer QLC NAND delivers unparalleled performance for use cases across mobile, client, edge and data center storage. It offers 24% better read performance over the prior generation and 31% better programming performance over the prior generation.

“We anticipate that the 2500 SSD will further accelerate QLC adoption in PCs as it delivers a world-class user experience and value proposition,” said Prasad Alluri, Vice President and General Manager- Client Storage Group, Micron.

“It is the perfect match for our high-performance AMD Ryzen processors.”

Joe Macri, Sr. VP and Corporate Fellow, AMD

The Micron 2500 SSD is the first client SSD to integrate 200+ layer QLC NAND. It enables a user experience that surpasses competitive TLC- and QLC-based SSDs while also setting a new storage standard for productivity in daily PC applications and computing tasks. It outperforms TLC-based NAND and QLC-based NAND SSDs in the value segment, with superior performance.

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