What Is a Rugged Solid State Drive?
Solid state drives, or SSDs, have revolutionized data storage. Although hard disk drives (HDDs) used to be the gold standard in drive storage, today, SSDs are ubiquitous. You can find SSDs in commercial and industrial grade applications, though the types of drives used in each setting are often different. Rugged solid state drives are the type used in industrial devices. These industrial applications require the highest available level of data protection, plus fast read and write capabilities. Here is what you need to know about rugged solid state drives.
Solid state drives are more reliable than hard disk drives.
One of the primary reasons for the popularity of SSDs is their reliability. HDDs store data using a spinning disk with a mechanical arm that reads and writes data magnetically. These moving parts tend to fail over time. The disk may begin to spin erratically or other mechanical components may break down.
SSDs, on the other hand, store data using flash memory chips that are programmed using electric charges. Because there are no moving parts in SSDs, they are far less prone to failure than HDDs. They also retain storage without being connected to a power source, thanks to their floating gate transistors. When SSDs were initially introduced to the market, many users were skeptical because the cost associated with the new technology was higher than the cost of HDDs. However, SSDs have become more affordable and are now the preferred form of storage for many applications.
Rugged solid state drives are essential for industrial applications.
A rugged solid state drive is one that is designed to meet the operational demands of industrial applications. This means that they work in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C, and can maintain operations even when temperatures fluctuate rapidly. They are also tolerant of higher levels of shock and vibration than non-rugged, commercial grade products. Rugged SSDs are designed with SLC, or single-level cell, flash technology. SLC provides the greatest reliability for data storage and the fastest operating speeds.
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