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The Main Benefits of SLC Thumb Drives

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Of the two types of NAND Flash storage devices available—MLC and SLC—technical engineers often choose SLC for high-level applications. MLC storage devices do offer the benefits of cost savings and reliability, but they have a less impressive read/write life compared to SLC Flash drives. If you’re thinking of choosing SLC thumb drives for your organization, here’s a look at the benefits you can expect.

 

 

Rugged Housing Design

Industrial grade SLC thumb drives are designed to withstand challenging environments. The metal housing is tough enough to resist the damaging effects of moisture. These drives are capable of operating in extreme temperatures that range from -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C. With this impressive temperature range capability, technical engineers have little to worry about regarding leakage in the memory cells. And of course, the SLC thumb drive has technology that is resistant to the effects of heavy-duty vibrations, shock, and even electrostatic discharge.

 

Generous Read/Write Cycles

One of the primary reasons for choosing SLC thumb drives is the extraordinarily generous amount of read/write cycles they are capable of handling. SLC devices are long-lasting, thanks to their storage design of one bit per cell. Each cell is either in a programmed state or an erased state, depending on the level of charge of the cell. The cell’s state is quickly identified because there are only two options, and this minimizes the possibility of bit errors. Plus, each individual memory cell is capable of enduring about 100,000 write cycles before there is a possibility of data corruption.

 

Controlled BOM

OEM designers can rely on SLC Flash storage to have a controlled bill of materials (BOM). This minimizes the potential for data corruption and device failure. Each of the parts that make up the thumb drive—the controller, printed circuit board, lid set, connector, and other components—cannot be altered without providing notification.

 

When your organization needs rugged storage solutions designed and built entirely in the USA, you can count on Delkin. Our SLC thumb drives and embedded devices provide world-class reliability and unbeatable durability to preserve your important data. Get in touch with Delkin to discuss your data storage requirements today.

 

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