Micron Technology announced the Micron 7500 NVMe SSD for data center workloads. The 7500 SSD is the world's only mainstream data center SSD to feature 200+ layer NAND, utilizing Micron's 232-layer NAND and enabling up to 242% better random write performance than competitive drives. The SSD also delivers sub-1 millisecond (1ms) latency for 6x9s quality-of-service (QoS) in mainstream drives, creating a new, industry-leading class of SSDs perfectly suited to deliver the consistency required in the cloud.

The Micron 7500 SSD is designed to meet the demands of storage-intensive data center workloads, such as artificial intelligence (AI), databases, content delivery, real-time analytics, social media platforms, cloud computing and virtualization. Its remarkable QoS and performance provide rapid, reliable responsiveness for these demanding workloads. For example, the drive improves RocksDB performance by up to 2.1 times versus competitive SSDs.

The Micron 7500 SSD offers:

Up to 7GB/s in sequential read and 5.9GB/s in sequential write performance

Up to 242% better random write performance than competitive drives

Up to 97% better sequential write performance than competitive drives

Up to 13% better random read performance than competitive drives

Up to 83% lower random read latency than competitive drives in 100% read workloads

Up to 82% lower random mixed I/O latency than competitive drives in 70% read / 30 % write workloads

The Micron 7500 SSD offers broad support for the Open Compute Project (OCP) SSD 2.0 specification, which provides intelligent management, performance optimization, seamless integration, and error handling for data center environments. The drive includes leading-edge advanced management and security features such as:

Administrative commands to allow standardized control over functions such as namespaces and security, which easily integrate with OCP-compliant management systems.

Latency monitoring to improve performance by enabling the tracking and diagnosis of latency issues reported through the storage stack.

Error recovery and error injection features to enable rapid recovery of the drive and simulation of errors commonly encountered in servers.

Self-encrypting drive (SED) options with AES-256 hardware-based data encryption, running at line rate, SHA-512 and RSA to keep data safe.

Secure Encrypted Environment (SEE) to provide dedicated security processing hardware with physical isolation for improved security.

SPDM 1.2 attestation verifies device identity and firmware integrity to validate trust in the SSD from manufacturing through deployment.

Options for FIPS 140-3 Level 2 and TAA compliance to meet U.S. federal government procurement requirements.