Micron Hits Market with “World’s Fastest” SSD – Mystery Surrounds 3D XPoint Materials


Memory heavyweight Micron says it is bringing the world’s fastest-yet SSD to market, tapping its 3D XPoint technology to drive high performance local storage in its new Micron X100 SSD, which can handle a claimed 2.5 million input/output operations per second (IOPs), triple today’s SSD offerings.

The X100 SSD has the industry’s highest bandwidth at more than 9GB/s in read, write and mixed modes, and provides read-write latency 11 times better than NAND SSDs, the Boise, Idaho-based firm said Thursday; describing 3D XPoint as “an entirely new class of nonvolatile memory”.

The new product will drive “breakthrough

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