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Answering Questions about mSATA SSDs

mSATA

 

Although mSATA form factor was originally designed to be a drive format for slim line devices that needed a smaller option for solid state storage than 2.5” SSD, it was also quickly embraced for use in industrial applications. Although both commercial and industrial mSATA has since become somewhat dated, it is still supported through multiple products for applications that rely on its low power consumption and small size. Here’s what you need to know about mSATA SSD product options.

 

What is the difference between commercial and industrial mSATA?

Commercial and industrial mSATA products are differentiated based on capacity, performance, and flash options. Because commercial products require far less usage capacity and don’t have to operate in temperature extremes, they are typically designed with MLC flash.

 

Industrial mSATA offers superior performance and ruggedness, thanks to its use of SLC flash and ability to operate in industrial temperature ranges. Industrial mSATA is also backed by a controlled BOM, so engineers don’t have to worry about arbitrary parts replacements.

 

What are the technical specs of a commercial mSATA?

Delkin’s commercial mSATA uses MLC flash and comes in a range of capacities in Utility and Utility+ versions:

 

  • 32GB to 1TB capacity (depending on version)
  • 0 to 70 degrees C operating temperature (Utility)
  • -40 to 85 degrees C operating temperature (Utility+)
  • -40 to 85 degrees C storage temperature
  • < 2 million hours MTBF
  • 515 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write speeds (Utility)
  • 555 MB/s read and 465 MB/s write speeds (Utility+)

 

The commercial mSATA is available with a controlled BOM and is SMART-enabled for performance monitoring.

 

What are the technical specs of an industrial mSATA?

Industrial mSATA is designed for board-level storage and offers the all-important controlled BOM and extended life cycle management to ensure the consistent performances industrial engineers need in their applications.

 

  • mSATA JEDEC MO-300C and MO-300B
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s (Backward compatible to SATA II/ I)
  • 4 – 64GB SLC
  • -40 to 85°C Operating Temp
  • Read / Write Speeds up to 170/150 MB/s*

*Capacity Dependent

 

Are you looking for answers to your specific questions about Delkin mSATA solutions? Contact our product team to find out more, or visit our website to download a complete tech spec.

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