Author: Steve Larrivee

Write Abort is a condition caused in SSDs by Unexpected Power Loss. It can be fatal to the SSD in an Embedded or Industrial system, depending on the damage caused when power is removed. The write abort condition is caused by the loss of power while the SSD controller is writing. This is not just...

As we live in a world approaching 8 Billion people, imagine how many physical items each person acquires annually and that each item is produced in some manner. Without even pushing your mental envelope a little, you can arrive at over 100 Billion items requiring production each year. This article takes a look at some...

In order to perform encryption/decryption, an encryption key is required. In the following discussion, we will refer to this as the DEK (Device Encryption Key). There are various ways in which the DEK can be provided to the device, we will discuss a few of these methods below. Self Generated Permanent Key: In this method,...

You’ve decided you need advanced encryption for your application or project, but how do you know you are selecting the right SSD? The encryption certification excerpt below from our 240SE Series CryptoSSD Product White Paper details how products should be certified to guarantee you have a secure product. Encryption Certification: When it comes to the...

Data Security is an important topic with more and more data being stored digitally and needing protection from unwanted access. Breaches range from individuals’ identity theft to large corporations’ loss of credit card information and credit reporting data. This article sorts out some of the details of the encryption methods recommended and used for Top...

This article talks about the importance of the SSD Controller and the firmware algorithms as they relate to a Locked-BOM (Bill-Of-Material) strategy. The controller and memory are the two major silicon components of all Solid State Drives. While the NAND memory is the key building block and has finite endurance and data retention, the controller...

Agricultural Equipment must operate in some of the harshest conditions since it is typically used in the outdoor environment. Due to these tough working conditions, the technology and electronics selected have to be up to the task. Over the years, agribusiness has adopted technology to assist with the growing demands of food production required to...

When you think of Industrial applications which require mechanical systems to perform an important process for society, Water Treatment Plants provide a great example. Most people take for granted clean water and properly working sewage systems they live with in their offices and homes. But it is because of what happens behind the scenes that...

Extreme Reliability in flash storage starts from the NAND memory where your data is stored.  If you use the lowest cost memory, that great price comes with lower reliability and short life cycles. Since our inception in 2005, Cactus Technologies has been offering the most reliable Industrial Grade Flash Storage Devices, based on SLC NAND....

Every OEM’s application is different. There are different industries, requirements, reliability concerns and budget constraints. But for all applications requiring one or more of the storage needs below, an active decision should be made regarding what memory solution to use. OEM / Embedded Storage Requirements for Flash Storage Devices: Operating System Applications Program Data Logging...