Delkin Blog

The Importance of Reliable Flash Storage for Military and Government Applications

 

When it comes to military and governmental data storage, security is critical. Flash storage can provide several security advantages over other forms of storage, particularly if the appropriate grade of storage is used. Flash storage for military and government applications should generally be industrial grade, which offers the highest possible level of reliability. At Delkin, industrial grade storage can also be customized to meet the specific security and operational needs of military and government applications.

 

What are the security advantages of flash storage?

Before flash storage became the preferred memory format, most devices had hard disk drives, or HDDs. HDDs offer high capacities, but they have security flaws. With an HDD, data are written onto the drive using a mechanical process. If the drive is lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised, the data will not be fully secure, even with embedded security features and procedures.

 

With flash memory, data are written on flash chips within a solid state drive, or SSD, via a series of electrical charges. Storing the data on the flash chips rather than on a disk inside the drive provides a higher level of security than found with HDDs. Additionally, flash storage is less prone to data loss through malfunctions than HDDs, since there are no moving parts.

 

Can flash storage be erased?

Erasing data is an important consideration for military and government applications. HDDs can be erased, but the entire process can take hours. With flash memory inside an SSD, data can usually be erased in just a few seconds. Flash memory can also be erased remotely if it is customized to do so, which means that military and government devices that are obtained by unauthorized users can be scrubbed of sensitive data.

 

Why is industrial grade storage important for military and government applications?

Industrial storage features SLC, or single-level cell, flash memory. With this kind of flash, one bit of data is stored per cell, which allows for the fastest possible operating speeds and the lowest risk of errors during the writing process. Industrial grade memory also has a locked BOM, so that changes cannot be made to any critical component of the flash storage design without advance notice and a new product number.

 

Delkin’s industrial storage team understands the unique needs of military and government applications and can help you select secure, reliable flash memory for your needs. For more information, contact us today.

 

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

Comparing Solid State Storage Companies

  Not all solid state storage companies are created equally. Although it can be tempting...

Delkin Devices and the Industrial Applications Market: Storage Solutions for Industrial Environments

  At Delkin, we serve a diverse industrial applications marketplace with wide-ranging storage needs. The...

Guide to Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC)

  Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) General Description Designed for a wide range of applications in consumer...

Technical Success Stories: Delkin Matches Product & Testing to Unique Environmental Requirements

  CompactFlash as a form factor has been a stable, industrial, storage medium used by...

Managing Errors in NAND Flash Based Devices

    General In today’s systems, having a Nor flash (protected) bios supporting system boot from USB...

Embedded Computing
The Benefits of Using Industrial Flash Storage for Embedded Computing Applications

    Industrial grade flash storage devices have a higher endurance, a locked BOM, longer life...

Industrial IoT Applications Requiring Industrial Flash Storage

  Across the globe, many industries are on the crossover of revolution and many manufacturers...

Answering Common Questions about SMART SSDs

 SMART is a critical technology for SSDs, or solid-state drives. It makes locating the...

Medical Device Flash Storage: Factors to Consider

  Hospitals and other medical organizations have grown increasingly reliant on technology to deliver patient...

Digital Signage
Technical Success Story: Digital Signage Life Cycle Management

  Digital signage is a critical way of conveying information for a business or an...