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Virtium Introduces High-Endurance M.2 PCIe/NVMe Industrial SSD Platform with 10+ Year Product Availability

Virtium Introduces High-Endurance M.2 PCIe/NVMe Industrial SSD Platform with 10+ Year Product Availability

PCIe/NVMe in M.2 2242 and 2280 formats leveraging industrial-grade BiCS gTLC in high-endurance pseudo-SLC mode.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – May 24, 2022 — Virtium, a leading provider of industrial Solid-State Drive (SSD) and Memory Module solutions, introduced the next generation of their StorFly® XE class M.2 NVMe SSD product portfolio today. These M.2 NVMe SSDs offer the highest endurance available to industrial embedded OEMs with the widest capacity range, and highest throughput per watt rating.  This has been accomplished by leveraging industrial-grade BiCS5 gTLC and Virtium developed firmware. This in-house firmware capability combined with a state-of-the-art controller and other proprietary technology, allows for a 10+ year product availability spanning multiple future NAND flash generations.

StorFly® XE class NVMe drives are fully compliant with industry standard JEDEC M.2 2242 and 2280 formats, supporting PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 interfaces and the NVMe 1.3 protocol.  TCG Opal and Data Encryption with crypto erase are also supported. These SSDs increase endurance by up to 10X over standard 3D TLC, while offering the widest capacity range of 8GB to 640GB+.  The drives also support a wide operating temperature range from -40ºC to +85ºC.

“Virtium StorFly® XE class NVMe represents the new benchmark in industrial-grade NVMe with an unparalleled combination of endurance, power, performance, and longevity. Virtium supports the most required formats, capacities, and options that are well-suited to a variety of system designs and applications in multiple markets, including Networking & Telecom, Industrial Automation, Transportation, Healthcare, and Rugged Computing Systems. These products are the industry first-to-market SSDs with true industrial-grade BiCS5 gTLC,” noted Duc Do, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Virtium.

StorFly® XE class M.2 NVMe SSDs are uniquely configurable and include vendor-specific commands to tune critical parameters including power and capacity, making them ideally suited for a variety of applications ranging from essential functions such as system boot, to heavier writing, and highly random data workloads. The M.2 NVMe industrial SSDs also provide extremely steady performance over the full SSD capacity and over the full -40ºC to +85ºC temperature range, meaning they won’t suffer the frequent and erratic performance drops often found in client and enterprise class SSDs. The small format of M.2 2242 (42mm length) is also optimized for low power (translating to highest throughput per watt), which is ideal for small footprint host systems and sealed designs with limited to no airflow to mitigate excessive performance throttling.  This condition is common in many standard off-the-shelf type solutions in the market.

Key features include:

  • Industrial grade pSLC: up to 10X higher endurance than standard 3D TLC
  • Unparalleled SWaP (size, weight, and power) optimization IP, delivering the highest throughput per watt with the most stable/steady performance M.2 2242 (42mm) and M.2 2280 (80mm) formats
  • Widest range of capacities for pSLC NVMe SSDs: 8GB to 640GB+
  • Full industrial temperature: -40ºC to 85ºC, shock and vibration support
  • Integrated power-loss protection to protect drive integrity in the event of an unexpected power loss; options also available for protecting in-flight data
  • Up to 10-year product availability; suitable for long term product deployments, providing high ROI and lowest cost-of-ownership.

This article was originally published by Virtium

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