Delkin Blog

Reasons for Choosing a Rugged SATA Drive

 

SATA drives have long been in demand for their speed and broad compatibility. However, not all SATA drives are rugged. In fact, rugged SATA drives are specifically designed for demanding and extreme operating conditions to meet the high-level needs of industrial applications. Rugged SATA drives offer the benefits of SATA speeds and the familiarity of these kinds of drives with the ruggedness that is necessary for industrial operations. Here is a look at some of the reasons why you should consider using a rugged SATA drive for your industrial device.

 

SSD Design

SATA drives are available as HDDs (hard disk drives) or SSDs (solid state drives). In rugged formats, SSDs are the norm. There are several reasons for this. One of the biggest ones is that SSDs do not have any moving parts, while HDDs do. SSDs use flash memory for data storage, and HDDs have magnetic disks that spin in order to perform both read and write operations. Having moving parts inherently brings the chance of a mechanical failure that can interfere with operations, but this risk becomes even greater in rugged conditions. For example, if a SATA drive is used in transportation, the movement of the device may cause the disk of an HDD to get knocked off track, causing problems with data storage. With SSDs, this risk is eliminated, making them far more reliable.

 

Extended Temperature Ranges

One of the features that people who need a rugged drive are looking for most often is the ability to function in extreme temperatures. In industrial conditions, it is typical for temperatures to fluctuate more than a standard drive can handle or to reach extremes that would be problematic for standard drives. Rugged SATA drives can often operate in temperature ranges of -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C, without any kind of loss of functioning. This makes them an appropriate choice for industrial operating conditions. Drives that are not rugged would likely experience glitches or complete failures when operating at these ranges.

 

If you’re looking for a rugged SATA drive, Delkin can help. We serve the industrial marketplace with a variety of drive and memory options. Contact our product team today for more information.

 

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

Technical Success Story: Benefits of 3D NAND

  Flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs), especially 3D NAND, have revolutionized the technology...

Industrial Flash Storage Market 2020 Predictions

  As with most areas of technology, the flash storage market has evolved quickly over...

S316APG49-U3000-3 - SD - microSD - 16GB - MLC
Facts about the 16GB Industrial microSD Card

  SD, or Secure Digital, cards were introduced to the market in 1999. Since then,...

cf_c670series
64GB CompactFlash Memory Card: What You Need to Know

  CompactFlash memory cards are among the oldest memory cards on the market. However, the...

SE32ANZ49-3B000-3 - SD - SD - 32GB - MLC | Delkin Industrial
32GB Industrial SD Card

  If you have ever used a portable device, such as a digital camera or...

DE2TAPX7R-35000-2 - SATA - 2.5" SSD - 2TB - MLC
Taking a Closer Look at 2.5 SSD SATA

  Despite being a legacy product, 2.5 SSD SATA drives are among the most popular...

Rugged Condition Flash Storage

  Flash storage is found in a huge number of devices and applications, from basic...

Hardware Design Concept, Industrial Flash Storage
What Is QLC Flash?

  When it comes to flash technology, there is an ever-present push for more storage...

M.2 2280 Explained

  Designers and OEMs who are considering their options for SSDs, or solid state drives,...

Delkin Devices Utility SSD (1.8” / 2.5” / mSATA)
SSD Utility Cards

  For designers of industrial applications, there are a few factors that are critical when...