Micron Quad-Level Cell NAND SSD
Micron Technology recently started shipping what the Boise, Idaho-based semiconductor company called the industry’s first SSD built on quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology. The Micron 5210 ION SSD offers a 33-percent increase in bit density compared to triple-level cell (TLC) NAND.
The Micron 5210 ION SSD, with its high-density 64-layer 3D NAND structure, is targeted at read-intensive, performance-sensitive cloud storage workloads in artificial intelligence, big data, business intelligence, content delivery, and database systems. By this fall, it will be available in a 2.5-inch form factor in capacities ranging from 1.92 Tbytes to 7.68 Tbytes.