There are many differences between Industrial and Commercial Grade flash storage devices. In many cases Commercial Grade products initially appear to meet the needs of a specific application. But, the true test of a product is its ability to last the lifetime of the application in the field. In this section we explore the considerations which should be taken to determine the right product for your application.
Industrial Grade uses SLC (Single Level Cell) NAND versus Commercial Grade MLC (Multi Level Cell) as the storage medium for data. SLC NAND has 20-30 times more endurance cycles than MLC NAND and has significantly better data retention life and functionality at extreme temperatures.