Delkin Blog

What to Expect from SSD mSATA Storage

UTILITY mSATA SSD

 

If you are seeking storage with a small form factor, then SSD mSATA storage may be the right answer for you. SSDs featuring mSATA technology offer the benefits of SATA in a smaller size, so you can still get reliable storage that can tolerate rugged operating conditions with low power consumption. The mSATA specifications are standardized, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues if you have to switch between mSATA providers. Could SSD mSATA storage be the right choice for your application? Here is a closer look at what you can expect if you choose mSATA SSDs.

 

SATA Specifications

Serial ATA, or SATA, specifications are always set by the SATA International Organization, or SATA-IO. For mSATA, these specs describe how SATA signals can be mapped onto a PCIe connector so that it can be used with a wide variety of applications. This allows mSATA SSDs to effectively transfer data between the host system and the storage system. These specifications were released for mSATA in 2011, with contributions from all of the SATA-IO members, to make SATA technology viable for increasingly small applications.

 

SSD Reliability

SSDs featuring mSATA allow designers to get the benefits of SSDs in their small industrial applications. SSDs, or solid state drives, have become the preferred drive format over HDDs, or hard disk drives, for a number of reasons. For industrial applications, the reliability of SSDs is the most important factor. SSDs do not feature any moving components like HDDs do, so they are not prone to functional problems caused by shock, vibration, or temperature extremes. The reliability of SSDs means that they can be trusted to handle the kind of critical data industrial applications require.

 

Small Form Factor

Both industrial and commercial devices are becoming smaller in size, but the demand for storage capacity and security is increasing at the same time. That is where mSATA enters the picture. In terms of size, mSATA SSDs are 30 mm in width and 50.95 mm in length. It is also possible to get mSATA SSDs in half sizes. Despite the small size, mSATA can support a bandwidth of up to 6 Gbps, delivering the speed that is necessary for industrial systems. mSATA SSDs are also available in a range of capacities, so designers can find the right solution for their specific application’s needs.

 

Are you wondering if SSD mSATA storage could work for your application? Contact the customer support team at Delkin today. We’re available to answer your questions and assist you in ordering technical samples.

 

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

Get the Facts about mSATA 256GB

  Are you considering an mSATA SSD for your device? mSATA refers to mini-SATA, which...

Understanding the Price of Data Failure

  Data security is a significant concern for anyone who uses anything from a smartphone...

Industrial Flash Storage in Flight Data Recorders

Flight data recorders are a key component of aviation safety. Information gleaned from flight...

Technical Success Story: Locked BOM Maximizes Performance and Speed

  A locked BOM, or bill of materials, is one of the key advantages to...

Taking a Closer Look at Data Reliability Testing

  When it comes to flash memory, reliability is key. This is especially true for...

Power Fail
What Is Intelligent Power Management?

  Power management is a critical issue for industrial applications and embedded storage for many...

Industrial CompactFlash
Spotlight on CF Industrial Cards

  CompactFlash, or CF, cards are one of the most popular and well known choices...

Infotainment in Car
What Is an Embedded Module?

  Within computer units, there are smaller systems that are designed to perform a single...

Delkin CFexpress
Taking a Closer Look at CFexpress Cards

  Are you looking for a high-speed, removable storage solution with enough capacity for even...

Corporate Profile
FAQs about Embedded Computing Applications and Embedded Systems

  If you’ve used a key fob, smartphone, or GPS system, you’ve used an embedded...