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Tips for Choosing Flash Products

 

Flash memory plays a role in the majority of commercial and industrial-grade applications, thanks to the rise in popularity of solid-state drives, or SSDs. SSDs have replaced hard disk drives, or HDDs, in many devices because they are more reliable and offer faster performance. Most SSDs rely on flash memory, so choosing the right flash product has become a central part of device design and management. How do you know that you are choosing the right product for your application’s needs? These tips will help you choose the right flash products.

 

Understand the Flash Type

One of the biggest considerations when selecting a flash product is how information is stored. There are multiple types of storage when it comes to flash products, including TLC, MLC, and SLC. TLC stands for triple-level cell. It refers to flash products in which three or more bits of data are stored on each cell. MLC is multi-level cell and refers to flash memory in which two bits of data are stored per cell. Single-level cell, or SLC, is flash memory in which only one bit of data is stored per cell. Generally, TLC memory is used in consumer-grade devices, as it is considered to be the slowest and least secure kind of memory. MLC flash is often used in commercial applications, while SLC flash is found in industrial-grade devices. SLC offers the highest levels of speed and security, which are required for industrial applications that are often used in conditions with temperature extremes and intense levels of shock and vibration.

 

Look into Locked BOMs

When a component of a flash product is changed, it could affect the way that the product operates within a device. In some instances, such as with a consumer application, this may not be an issue. However, for industrial applications, this kind of change can cause costly disruptions. If this kind of change could be an issue for you, look for flash products with a locked BOM. A locked BOM means that the manufacturer will not make any changes to critical components without advance notice and a new product number, so that you can manage the transition and avoid unexpected failures.

 

Consider the Capacity

Capacity is of course a consideration when it comes to flash products. Because flash products come in such a wide range of formats and capacities, you should be able to find the exact capacity you need for your application and project budget.

 

If you need assistance with selecting flash products, Delkin can help. Talk to a member of our customer team today to get answers to your questions.

 

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