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Why Does USB Flash Drive Temperature Range Matter?

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There are many different factors that differentiate commercial flash storage from industrial flash storage. The operating temperature range is one of those factors. For many industrial users, temperature range is a primary concern when choosing a flash storage device, since many industrial users have applications that must work in conditions with extreme temperatures or in which temperature fluctuations are common.

 

When it comes to portable USB storage, it may seem like temperature range is less of a concern, since the flash drive is not embedded and can be removed when temperatures are extreme, but in reality, industrial users can never compromise on temperature conditions. Here is a closer look at what you need to know about USB industrial storage and why USB flash drive temperature range matters.

 

Industrial Grade USB Flash Drive Temperature Range

USB drives are widely available for both consumer and industrial use, and from the outside, these devices may look the same. However, in addition to SLC NAND flash technology and increased shock and vibration tolerance, industrial USB flash drives have extended temperature ranges.

 

With an industrial USB drive, you can use flash storage in temperatures as low as -40 degrees C or as high as 85 degrees C, without loss of functioning. A commercial device may malfunction in these conditions, causing data corruption or loss. If you have an application in which exposure to extreme temperatures or a wide temperature range may occur, don’t take chances with commercial flash storage.

 

Reasons for Temperature Extremes

For some industrial applications, the environment is the reason for the temperature fluctuations. For example, a device may be used in transportation near an engine which emits hot air that could affect the storage device. In other instances, the device may be used in an environment with extreme hot or cold exterior temperatures. Large file transfers or use for an extended period of time can also cause increased operation temperatures for USB flash drives.

 

If you have concerns about the operating temperature range of your application, Delkin can help you find the appropriate storage solution. Talk to a team member today to learn about product testing and flash drive customization options.

 

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