Micron ships high density SATA-based SSDs for data centers

Micron Technology is bucking the trend of moving to PCI Express-based storage and releasing a new SATA III-based SSD with ultradense memory storage and read optimized for faster data access. The SATA interface has been around since the beginning of the century, but it has progressed much slower than the PCIe interface and with nowhere near the leaps in performance. Among gamers, who are as obsessed with performance as someone doing AI models, PCIe drives are standard issue, and SATA drives are at best used for storage. That’s because SATA III has a throughput of about 550MB/s, while PCIe 4.0 has more than 10 times the throughput. 

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