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The StorMax™ NFS solution features the Micron® 5210 ION SSD, the world’s first SSD to market with quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology, delivering real-time analytics for the data lakes that feed AI, ML, DL and archives massive block streams with ease. Perfect for enterprise data-driven workloads, content delivery, media streaming and user authentication.
|CPU||Dual Socket Scalable||Single Socket EPYC|
|Barebone||Intel 2U 24 Drive Bay||AMD 2U 24 Drive Bay|
|Capacity SKUs||15TB, 23TB, 46TB, 92TB, 184TB|
*Highly recommended for deep learning applications
New QLC enterprise SSDs reduces costs
New QLC enterprise SSDs seem to offer a compelling means to reduce costs, as QLC NAND stores 33% more bits per cell and delivers similar read-performance as traditional TLC-based SSDs. Because the Micron 5210 ION SATA SSD family is targeted as an HDD replacement option, this test compares the results of a QLC SSD deployment to a HDD deployment, while also putting the results in context with TLC-based NVMe all-flash, which carry a significant cost premium.
Read Bandwidth Comparison
From a cost perspective and performance perspective, the Micron 5210 based NFS shared storage solution is well positioned between a lower performing legacy HDD based storage solution and expensive enterprise-grade all-flash storage appliances.
Introducing the world’s first QLC SSD, the Micron® 5210 ION
Created for the data age
Micron® 5210 ION SSD vs. HDDs
10K RPM Hybrid HDD
7200 RPM HDD
|Capacities Compared||2TB vs. 2TB||8TB vs. 8TB|
|Random Reads (IOPS)||175x||450x|
|Random Writes (IOPS)||30x||20x|
|Sequential Throughput (MB/s)||2x||2x|
|Energy Efficiency (W)||3x||2.8x|
|Capacity per 2U Chassis (TB)||similar||2x|
*Source: SNIA PTSe IOPS Test for HDDs; 5210 datasheet values