Delkin Blog

Industrial SD Card Price Considerations

SD, D300 Series, 8GB SLC Industrial

 

For engineers and designers who are looking for industrial storage, price considerations always come into play. Industrial SD cards are popular with designers and engineers in many different industries, thanks to their reliability and ease of integration. Of course, price considerations factor into every project, so it’s important to understand what to expect. Here is what you need to know when it comes to industrial SD card price considerations.

 

SLC vs. MLC

When you’re shopping for an industrial SD card, one of the first decisions you will need to make is whether you want an SLC or MLC card. SLC stands for single-level cell, and is a kind of flash memory in which one bit of data is stored per cell. It is considered to be the most reliable form of flash memory. SLC also lasts longer than other versions of flash memory. Generally, industrial users choose SLC SD cards for industrial applications.

 

MLC stands for multi-level cell. With this kind of NAND flash memory, two bits of data are stored per cell. As a result, it is considered to be slightly less reliable than SLC flash. However, it can still be a good fit for some industrial applications.

 

Generally, SLC SD cards will cost more than MLC SD cards. The higher price is not indicative of better quality, but of different designs and lifespans.

 

Industrial SD Card Price vs. Card Quality

SD cards are highly reliable memory cards that are used in a huge number of consumer and industrial applications. While in general, industrial SD card prices are higher than consumer grade SD card prices, you cannot pick a card based on price alone. Unlike most other products you may be used to shopping for, higher prices don’t necessarily translate to better products when it comes to SD cards.

 

The far more important consideration when selecting an industrial SD card is how it will be used in your application. Does your application require high levels of both read and write cycles? Does the environment in which the application will be used feature extreme temperatures or high levels of shock and vibration? Considering questions like these will help you select the right SD card—at the right price—for your application.

 

Delkin can assist with SD card testing in your application to find out exactly what kind of features are necessary for your device. After that, our product team can help you find the best fit at the right price. Talk to a team member today for more information about industrial SD card price considerations.

 

ORDER DELKIN INDUSTRIAL FLASH STORAGE TODAY through our distribution partner Newark.

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

What is a Locked BOM? How Does It Work?

  What is a Locked BOM (Bill of Materials) Once an OEM has qualified a solution,...

Technical Success Stories: SLC SD Card Solution- Terabytes Written & Drive Writes

  “We were told that Terabytes Written (TBW) and Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) are...

Delkin Devices is Built to Order in the USA

  When it comes to purchasing embedded storage devices, although there are a multitude of...

Temperature Considerations for SSD- Hot Climate
The Importance of SSD Industrial Temperature Considerations

  Industrial applications often face extreme temperature demands, and it’s important to note SSD industrial...

Delkin Devices Industrial USB Flash Drive
The Impressive Architecture of SLC USB Flash Drives

  Today’s SLC USB Flash drives are rugged, durable, and even customizable. Electrical engineers have...

Flash Endurance & SSD Wear Leveling Algorithms

  Although SLC NAND Flash memory provides a high level of performance, it still has...

Technical Success Story: Industrial and Commercial Flash Storage

  Commercial flash storage products are extremely common and widely available. For this reason, some...

Industrial Flash Storage Customization

  Flash memory cards are used in countless industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. There are...

SD, D300 Series, 16GB SLC Industrial
Technical Success Stories: SLC SD Card- Finding the Right Solution

  As flash technology evolves, it is becoming increasingly challenging to compare memory devices. At...

Concept of Communication Network Applications in City
eMMC in Networking and Communication Applications

What Is Industrial eMMC or Embedded Multimedia Device? eMMC or embedded Multimedia is small yet...