Despite being limited by the capabilities of the SATA interface, many solid state drive manufacturers continue to innovate and introduce new products that improve on their elder siblings. For example, Micron recently released its M550 series of drives, which was an evolution of the previously released M500 series, but built around newer, 20nm NAND flash memory and featuring enhanced/updated firmware. The M550 proved to be an excellent all around performer, outpacing many competing products in a number of tests, but again, operating within the limitations of its SATA interface.
Today, Micron is at it again, though the drives we’ll be showing you here are targeted at a different audience. The new Micron M500DC series of drives are designed for enterprise/data center type workloads and strike a balance between performance and endurance...
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