Category Archives: Case Studies

Technical Success Stories: SLC SD Card Solution- Terabytes Written & Drive Writes Per Day

“We were told that Terabytes Written (TBW) and Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) are the best way to compare NAND storage, now we are not as sure”- True Customer StoriesThe technology surrounding flash storage, and even Industrial Grade Flash storage is making it harder and harder to compare one solution, or one supplier to another.  It used to be as easy as comparing SLC flash and MLC flash, but eventually this progressed into TLC, eMLC (Enterprise MLC) and now Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Is the Newest Version the Best? Cost Reduction Discovery for Industrial SD Cards

“Our application needs the very latest, fastest SD technology, and our budget is less than $15, what are our options?”- True Customer Stories The SD card standard is the most popular memory card in the world.  As such, there is a lot of data on the speed classes, interface, and technology used to build this popular card family.  Often when designing an embedded host, which may remain in the market for many years, there is a tendency to try and Read More...

Technical Success Stories: SMART Triggers

“Data loss on our product is very expensive, is there a way to predict the end of a card lifespan before it happens?”- True Customer Stories  This story starts with a painful fact, all embedded storage no matter how well optimized for the usage model, at some point will come to the end of its lifespan.  Due to the technology used in all flash storage, there is a useful life that has limits.  Delkin has created a business around maximizing Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Delkin Matches Product & Testing to Unique Environmental Requirements

“We are having failures of our dashboard cameras in the field, the problem seems to occur upon startup and the CF card seems to be the problem”- True Customer Stories  CompactFlash as a form factor has been a stable, industrial, storage medium used by many embedded product OEM’s for more than 20 years.  The standard uses a simple, 50 pin connector designed to mimic a HDD in its interface.  The ruggedness and simplicity of the design has made it one Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Delkin mSATA Parts Allow Longer Application Life Cycle

“Our host uses mSATA, and has for years.  We were in trouble when our supplier notified us our part had been discontinued”- True Customer Stories  Most new memory standards and form factors used in embedded products start out as solutions for consumer driven markets. mSATA was designed to be used in tablets, laptops and other mobile devices that require a small replacement for a disk drive or SSD. While mSATA is technically an SSD, its small size and connector are Read More...

True Customer Stories: Industrial vs. Consumer Storage Solutions

“We were not aware that Consumer SSDs are not a good “drop in” for our industrial device”- True Customer StoriesConsumer storage products are advertised extensively to the point that those brands are often recognized first and foremost when considering a storage device for an Industrial, embedded solution.  There are many reasons why this might not be a good idea, and understanding the usage model of the storage is a good first step to choose the right solution.Consumer solutions focus Read More...

Technical Success Stories: Flash Endurance and SMART Commands

 “Our product sells for under $200, we could not afford an expensive card, we just assumed we had to have some failures”- Technical Success StoriesYou would not put jet fuel in your moped, so an inexpensive product would not normally come with an expensive SLC based card.  No one is going to pay $60 to put an SD card into something that costs $99 or even $199, the math just does not work.  Such is the reality of Industrial Read More...

True Customer Stories: Suddenly New CF Cards

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True Customer Stories: Customization of Card Fixed Data Failure

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True Customer Stories: We Want the Least Expensive SD Card Available

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True Customer Stories: Solutions from the Desks of Delkin Customer Engineering

“Our flagship product is bricking across our entire customer base, help!”A manufacturer of hand held devices called us in a panic one day over an SD card failure that was causing their flagship product to brick at an alarming rate.  Irritated customers were reporting data corruption in the field and threatening to cancel all orders, and the team working to address and fix the issue couldn’t get any support from their existing memory card supplier.(more…) Read More...