Cactus Industrial Grade Flash Products Ideal Replacement for STEC CompactFlash (CF) and SD Cards

The data storage market is currently going through an active phase of consolidation. Large SSD and traditional rotating hard disk drive manufacturers are acquiring smaller niche Industrial Grade solid state companies.

A recent example of this is HGST’s acquisition of STEC. Shortly after this acquisition, HGST was purchased by Western Digital Corporation (WDC). While STEC has impressive Industrial Grade CompactFlash and SD Cards, the reason for their purchase is likely related to their expertise in the multi-billion dollar Enterprise SSD market.

So where does this leave Embedded OEM customers accustomed to reliable, locked BOM, long life cycle Industrial Grade Flash Storage products? And what about the future level of service to this Industrial OEM market segment?

Cactus Technologies continues to focus and grow market share in the Industrial Embedded OEM market.

Cactus Industrial Grade CompactFlash and SD Cards are the Ideal replacement for STEC CF and SD Cards. Our focus on reliability, locked BOM control, long life cycles and customer service are second to none.

Common Features of Cactus and STEC Industrial Grade Products:

  • Industry Standard CF and SD Card form factors
  • Only use Highly reliable SLC NAND Flash
  • >2M endurance cycles per block
  • Many Capacities from 128MB to 64GB
  • High Small Block performance for Embedded OS Applications
  • Wide -45C to 90C Operating Temp available
  • Firm BOM (Bill-Of-Material) Control
  • Long Life Cycles
  • Altitude spec of 100,000 feet
  • Powerful ECC and Defect Management
  • 4M Hour Mean Time Between Failure

Cactus has created an STEC Cross Reference for our Industrial Grade Flash Storage products to assist. We can provide samples for qualified OEM opportunities and always provide technical support to ease the transition to our products.

For additional information regarding the benefits of Industrial Grade Products, see Why Industrial Grade?

Samples and production products are available today. Please contact Cactus for more details.

Steve Larrivee has over 30 year's experience in the data storage market, including 5 years at Seagate Technology and 10 years at SanDisk. He joined Cactus Technologies Limited as an equity partner and Co-Founded Cactus USA in 2007 with partner Tom Aguillon. Learn more about Steve on LinkedIn.