RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtium, the embedded industry's trusted supplier of highly reliable infrastructure SSDs and industrial memory modules, today announced the release of a new white paper developed to help OEMs effectively evaluate true industrial-grade solid state drive (SSD) storage solutions. Entitled, "What Makes a Successful Embedded SSD Design?", the latest paper presents features essential in meeting industrial-grade embedded system requirements such as power-fail protection, enhanced endurance and wide temperature support. It also illustrates why successful SSD designs must be supported by a suppliers' proprietary firmware, implementation of stringent testing methods, an established strong relationship with NAND manufacturers and its integration of only quality components.
"Unfortunately, the industry has many storage suppliers who promote their embedded SSDs as industrial grade, but are actually built as consumer-grade devices and repackaged," said Scott Phillips, director of marketing at Virtium. "The workloads and 24/7 operating needs of industrial-grade systems make it unacceptable to just design to an industry standard such as MO-297 or rely on off-the-shelf industrial-rated components. Employing SSDs with these lesser specifications would either fail qualification or even worse, fail when deployed."
With a deep understanding of the unique requirements of the broad range of embedded systems applications, Virtium has a state-of-the-art design center staffed by firmware, hardware and test engineering experts. This extensive expertise results in focused SSD development based on in-depth characterization of Virtium SSDs applied to varying embedded workloads. Therefore, Virtium's StorFly® PE products are highly optimized for enhanced reliability embedded applications requiring increased performance, such as networking appliances or industrial computing that need to be supported by proven embedded industrial SSD solutions.
To gain valuable knowledge of all the important aspects of industrial-grade SSD design, please visit Virtium's enhanced white paper library: http://www.virtium.com/resources/white-papers/
Virtium manufactures memory and storage solutions for the world's top industrial embedded OEMs. For 18 years, the company has designed, built and supported its products in the USA - fortified by a network of global locations. Virtium's world-class technology and unsurpassed support provide a superior customer experience that continuously results in better industrial embedded products for an increasingly interconnected world.
For more information on Virtium and its other memory and storage products, please visit www.virtium.com.