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Is Industrial Flash Storage Best for High-Performance Embedded Computing?

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For high-performance embedded computing—or HPEC—applications, long-lasting performance is a must. Industrial flash storage is the solution for these performance needs. When you choose industrial flash storage devices, you can count on a high level of endurance with the wide temperature ranges and performance capacity you need. Industrial flash storage also offers more bill of materials control than retail flash storage, so you can be confident in the long-term stability of the flash, firmware, and controller for your storage device. Here is what you need to know about selecting the right industrial flash storage product.

 

What are the differences between retail and industrial flash storage?

Industrial flash storage operates at a higher level than retail storage options. Industrial flash storage should include the following:

 

  • NAND flash
  • Longer write endurance than standard products
  • Extended operational and storage temperature ranges
  • Controlled BOMs
  • Power protection to reduce the risk of data corruption
  • Intelligent firmware algorithms, such as wear leveling, defect management, and error checking and correction

 

For the demands of HPEC applications, retail grade flash storage will not meet your performance needs and leaves your system vulnerable to frequent, unexpected updates.

 

Which industrial flash storage solution is right for you?

There are multiple industrial flash storage options available for a variety of compatibility needs. Here is a closer look at some of the industrial grade flash options available:

 

  • Industrial SD Memory Cards
    • SLC NAND flash
    • 128MB – 32GB capacity
    • -40 – 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • 25MB/s read and 21MB/s write speeds
    • > 2 million MTBF (hours at 0 – 25 degrees C)
    • MLC flash, SDHC, and SDEC available

 

  • Industrial microSD Memory Cards
    • SLC flash
    • 128MB – 16GB capacity
    • -40 – 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • 24MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds
    • > 2 million MTBF (hours at 0 – 24 degrees C)
    • MLC flash, microSDHC, and microSDEC available

 

  • Industrial CompactFlash
    • SLC or MLC NAND flash
    • 128MB – 128GB capacity (depending on version)
    • -40 – 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • From 40 MB/s to 150MB/s read and 30MB/s to 120MB/s write speeds (depending on version)
    • > 2 million MTBF (hours)

 

  • Industrial mSATA SSD
    • SLC NAND flash
    • 4GB – 64GB capacity
    • -40 – 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • 145MB/s read and 130MB/s write speeds
    • > 3 million MTBF (hours at 0 – 24 degrees C)

 

  • Industrial eUSB
    • 128MB – 32GB capacity
    • -40 – 85 degrees C operating temperature
    • 32MB/s read and 30MB/s write speeds
    • > 2million MTBF (hours at 0 – 25 degrees C)

 

If you need industrial grade flash storage, let Delkin help you pick the right solution for your business. We’re committed to providing full support through every stage of the process, from selecting to managing your storage, and we guarantee a controlled BOM until a part number is no longer active. Contact us today to learn more about our industrial storage solutions.

 

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