Micron announces the first 2.5″ PCIe SSD

Micron 2.5" PCIe SSDMicron, one of the world’s leading memory manufacturer, annonuced today the first 2.5″ solid state drive featuring a PCIe interface. Indeed an impressive product that can easily be deployed in the front end of an enterprise server.

Micron and Dell are supporting the adoption of 2.5″ drives for server use. The 2.5″ PCIe SSD hasn’t been named yet, but Micron claims it’s a shrinked version of the P320h PCIe SSD with half the capacity – 175GB and 350GB – and PCIe 4x interface.

These drives can be used in the latest Dell Power Edge 12th generation servers, that supports SATA, SSD and PCIe drives. System adminstrators will appreciate this versatility.

Price and release date aren’t available yet, although AnandTech suggests the cost per GB will be over $16. For now, Micron is providing samples to interested customers.

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