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SLC, pSLC, MLC and TLC Differences - Does Your Flash Storage SSD Make the Grade?

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.

Different mSATA (MO-300B) for Different Applications

mSATA are made with several different types of components with widely differing reliability, longevity, cost and performance attributes. Since mSATA is such a convenient form factor, many designers do not consider which type of attributes the mSATA has and focus on the headline items such as price and/or performance.

Cactus Now Offering -40C to +85C MLC Flash Storage Products

Cactus has been asked over the past few years for MLC NAND based Flash Storage Devices which could meet an Industrial Operating Temperature range of -40C to +85C. After significant efforts in R&D, we’ve developed a production screening process which allows us to offer extended temperature using MLC NAND on select products.

Is a SATA Interface Right for your Embedded OEM Application?

With SATA flash storage devices becoming the norm for SSDs in the client PC and enterprise market segment, many design engineers are considering these for their Embedded OEM systems. This article takes a look at several SATA solutions which are available and also some key points which should be taken into consideration when deciding which SATA device to use.

Application Spotlight - Deer in the Headlights

It’s interesting to look at applications that use Industrial Grade Flash Storage to operate in harsh environments. While end users of this outdoor application are not the main target of the Cactus Industrial Grade Flash Storage products, it demonstrates a year round requirement of functionality in all types of weather.

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