Before the age of AI, data center read-to-write ratios1 were typically 4:1. Now it’s more like 5,000:1 and solutions to problems are increasingly found in the patterns data makes. Whether you’re querying a 10TB SQL database, streaming content and adjusting to traffic, or analyzing daily transactions to tune your business model, real-time speed reading is key. Machines can only learn as fast as they can read and analyze data.
1According to research published in Data Storage, AI, and IO Patterns: http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/print/storage-technology/data-storage-ai-and-io-patterns.html
Capacities on the Micron 5210 SSD start in terabytes, not gigabytes. That’s intentional. QLC technology allows you to store 33% more bits per cell. Cull oceans of data for answers with the affordable power of the Micron 5210 SSD – all while writing lots of data.2 You can also adjust the drive’s endurance and write performance with our innovative Flex Capacity feature to meet the needs of ever-evolving workloads.
2Endurance varies by workload and drive capacity – see endurance table in this document for additional workload-specific information.
Compared to the largest 10K RPM HDDs available, the Micron® 5210 ION delivers 175x faster random reads, 30x faster random writes, and 2x faster throughput.3 It’s also 3x more energy efficient, fueling a lower terabyte-to-terabyte total cost of ownership. Compared to 3.5-inch 7200 RPM HDDs, you can pack twice as many 2.5-inch Micron 5210 SSDs into a typical 2U rack to save on power, cooling, licenses, and floor space.4 How much are your racks costing you?
3Based on public datasheet values for the 1.92TB Micron 5210 SSD (70,000 IOPS random reads, 13,000 IOPS random writes) and SNIA PTSe IOPS industry-standard test results on 2.4TB 10k hybrid HDDs (rounded up to 400 IOPS for both random reads and writes). Actual performance may vary. Energy efficiency comparison based on datasheet values for active average reads.4Based on a typical 2U storage server with the ability to hold twelve 3.5-inch drives or 24 2.5-inch drives.
4Based on a typical 2U storage server with the ability to hold twelve 3.5-inch drives or 24 2.5-inch drives.
As more data, more applications and more users make greater demands on your data center, you can't expect to meet these demands with storage technology that was designed during the age of mainframes. The era of hard disk drives is spinning down—now is the time to transform your everyday applications by moving from HDDs to the Micron 5210 QLC SSD. Watch this brief, fast-paced video to see how the Micron 5210 SSD is providing customers, applications and data centers with the storage performance they need, all at a price comparable to today's fastest hard disk drives.