Micron Infuses 8TB 5100 Series SSDs With 3D TLC NAND

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So is the article saying an "ECO" can be changed to a "Pro" simply by changing the over-provisioning? Or is it saying the amount of over-provisioning can be increased to what the next higher model would have - like going from 8% OP to 12 or 15%?
 

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The only difference between the various models is overprovisioning, so yes, changing the percentage allows users to move up to the same performance and endurance of the higher SKU.

 

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One can adjust an ECO drive to have the same performance as a MAX drive, by increasing the overprovision. However, as one raises the OP, one must also lower the user capacity. a 480G ECO will not run like a 480GB MAX drive, unless you make it a350GB drive
 

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Yes, an ECO drive can be made to run like a MAX drive, but nothing comes for free. To get MAX like performance from an ECO drive, the over provision must be increased, so the user capacity will go down. For example, to run like it's MAX counterpart, a 480GB ECO would have to be redefined to have about 350GB user capacity.
 
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