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Micron 5100 MAX SSD Review Discussion

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The Micron 5100 MAX is the write-intensive, higher endurance SATA SSD in the 5100 series. The 5100 MAX has a range of capacities from 240GB to 1.92TB. and comes with FlexPro firmware giving users some ability to customize their usage. Like all of the 5100 Series, the MAX has built-in AES-256 bit encryption and TCG enterprise protection, but the MAX also comes with FIPS 140-2 validation.

 

Micron 5100 MAX SSD Review

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What about price to performance comparison?

  • (SATA) Micron MAX 5100 1.92TB is $1,179
  • (SAS) Toshiba HK4R 1.92 TB is $3,885
  • (SAS) Seagate 1200.2 1.92TB is $3,169
  • (SAS) Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB is $3,675

I believe for a 1.92TB with very decent write endurance SSD, I would bet my regular/bursty workload data on it.  The Intel SATA SSDs with 0.3x to 1x DPWD are complete garbage.

Additionally, comparing SAS with SATA SSD is definitely not a fair comparison.

 

Sources (quick google search):

http://www.thinkmate.com/product/micron/mtfddak1t9tcc-1ar1zabyy

http://www.disctech.com/Toshiba-THNSN81Q92CSE-1-92TB-SATA-eSSD

http://www.disctech.com/Seagate-ST1920FM0023-1-92TB-1920GB-SAS-Solid-State-Drive

http://www.disctech.com/Toshiba-PX04SMB160-1-6TB-SAS-Solid-State-Drive

 

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Thanks for the legwork on price. It's so variable and vendors don't even list an MSRP, so we try to avoid that, but I'm glad you shared what you found. Yes, SAS and SATA aren't comparable for many reasons, but SATA is getting to the point where it's replacing SAS in a lot of scenarios, including software defined. I think you'll see SATA increase in popularity in many cases and we're asked by several readers to show as much data as we can in these reviews.

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Which generation IMFT NAND is it again? I know you say 3D eTLC, but is it the older 32-layer stuff or something else? Just curious!

 

(I know, I know, Anandtech says, but I'd rather go to SR ;) ).

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On 6/30/2017 at 7:45 AM, /dev/zero said:

What about price to performance comparison?

  • (SATA) Micron MAX 5100 1.92TB is $1,179
  • (SAS) Toshiba HK4R 1.92 TB is $3,885
  • (SAS) Seagate 1200.2 1.92TB is $3,169
  • (SAS) Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB is $3,675

I believe for a 1.92TB with very decent write endurance SSD, I would bet my regular/bursty workload data on it.  The Intel SATA SSDs with 0.3x to 1x DPWD are complete garbage.

Additionally, comparing SAS with SATA SSD is definitely not a fair comparison.

 

Sources (quick google search):

http://www.thinkmate.com/product/micron/mtfddak1t9tcc-1ar1zabyy

http://www.disctech.com/Toshiba-THNSN81Q92CSE-1-92TB-SATA-eSSD

http://www.disctech.com/Seagate-ST1920FM0023-1-92TB-1920GB-SAS-Solid-State-Drive

http://www.disctech.com/Toshiba-PX04SMB160-1-6TB-SAS-Solid-State-Drive

 

The HK4R isn't SAS and the price you have is way off. CDW retail is 1294

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Toshiba-HK4R-Series-THNSN81Q92CSE-solid-state-drive-1920-GB-SATA-6Gb/4421240.aspx

Volume pricing I'm sure is much better.

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On 7/1/2017 at 0:22 AM, continuum said:

Which generation IMFT NAND is it again? I know you say 3D eTLC, but is it the older 32-layer stuff or something else? Just curious!

 

(I know, I know, Anandtech says, but I'd rather go to SR ;) ).

We've stopped really caring too much about the underlying NAND as few end users make decisions based on controllers, NAND and whatever else is inside the case. That said, yeah, this is older gen, not the new 64 layer.

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