The Locomotive market requires highly reliable flash storage devices which can withstand unexpected power interrupts, wide operating temperature ranges, high shock & vibration and endure many write cycles over a life span of up to 10 years or more. The Cactus Industrial Grade products meet all of these requirements while also providing a locked-BOM (Bill-Of-Material) so what is qualified over many months is the same product which is received in production.
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Write abort caused by unexpected power loss is the most critical issue we experience with flash storage in our Locomotive application. The Cactus products exceeded our expectations with no failures during our extensive qualification testing. Craig S.
From visits to OEM companies using flash storage as a critical device in their systems over the last couple decades, the discussion often turns to what would happen to the company if the flash storage failed.
Not all SSD are created equal. There are enormous differences in ability to work at temperature, in poor power environments, under high duty cycles. When talking enormous, an Industrial Grade SSD can have as much as 300 times (yes, 300 times, not 300%) more write endurance cycles per physical block of data.
In the world of Mil Spec SSD and flash storage devices, the high shock, vibration, wide temperature range, long life cycle, locked Bill-Of-Material requirements are easily met with the Cactus Technologies’ Industrial Grade Flash Storage Offering.
Pseudo-SLC NAND uses MLC NAND in a single bit per cell mode, thereby giving it >6 times the endurance of the same MLC NAND cell used in its traditional two bit per cell operation. Cactus OEM Grade uses this pSLC and is an upgrade from our Commercial Grade which uses MLC NAND.
Cactus Technologies industrial-grade flash storage products are designed to operate in environments where temperature, shock, vibration and voltage fluctuations occur often and can cause abnormal operations on the device.