Micron Introduces 176-Layer NAND SATA SSD for Data Centers

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Micron Technology is now shipping its 176-layer NAND SATA SSD designed for data center workloads. The Micron 5400 SATA SSD is one of the most advanced data center SATA SSDs available. The Micron 5400 SSD, which is based on an 11th generation SATA architecture, would support a wide range of use cases, provide performance that is noticeably superior than that of conventional hard disk drives (HDDs), and prolong the useful life of SATA platforms.

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The Micron 5400 is one of the most sophisticated data center SATA SSDs currently available thanks to Micron’s “ground-breaking” 176-layer NAND. It would offer tested performance while ensuring long-term product availability. The Micron 5400 gives data center operators the ability to install new servers or upgrade existing servers while retaining the SATA interface thanks to the industry’s widest range of deployment options. Clients can continue to obtain higher performance from their SATA servers, which have enough power to fill up most networks’ bandwidth.

All of the major server OEMs rely on the “established, stable” SATA architecture found in the Micron 5400 SSD. Nearly 20 million Micron products based on the SATA design have been distributed, and data centers still make extensive use of this technology. According to Micron, the 5400 SSD would provide a great alternative to lower capacity 10K and 7.2K SATA HDDs.

“Enterprise SATA customers’ SSD demand is expected to remain strong through at least 2026, when I project it will still be over 26EB,” said Greg Wong, principal analyst at Forward Insights. “This announcement reinforces Micron and its OEM partners’ commitment to support this critical segment for years to come.”

Dedicated Servers

Due to the “performance, reliability, and endurance” advantages of the Micron 5400 SSD, users would be able to enjoy lower downtime, more disk useable life, and fewer failures. By extending the lifespan of their servers, clients can increase return on investment (ROI) and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for their SATA SSD-based platforms. To help clients make the most of the added endurance, the 5400 SSD would offer best-in-class mixed-use write performance.

“Reliable IT solutions are crucial for every business,” said Senthil Reddy, executive director and general manager of servers for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Lenovo. “Lenovo’s optimized servers leverage the proven architecture of Micron’s advanced SATA SSD to help organizations enable next-generation applications on broadly-deployed infrastructure.”


The Micron 5400 SSD is currently shipping to end clients and partners and is covered by a five-year warranty.