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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.

 

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