Micron’s 3D NAND Hits Enterprise SSDs [Portfolio]

TORONTO — Micron Technology is declaring spinning disk dead with the introduction of its first solid state drives (SSDs) using its 3D NAND for the enterprise market.

All-flash storage array vendors such as Violin Memory and others have been pushing the message that hard drives are dead for a number of years now, Micron sees spinning media winding down because its new 5100 line of enterprise SATA SSDs are able to offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), said Scott Shadley, the company’s principal technologist for its storage business.

In a telephone interview with EE Times, he said the launch of the 5100 series comes on the heels of the company’s success in the client segment with 1100 series of SSDs using Micron’ 3D technology. Shadley acknowledges it isn’t the first to then enterprise market with 3D NAND SSDs, but said Micron is looking to be strategic with its offerings.

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