Solid-state modules take on tough environments

Designed with Greenliant’s EnduroSLC technology, the SATA 6Gb/s ArmourDrive EX Series products are for those dealing with heavy workloads in extreme environments in need of robust data retention and high-endurance data storage.

These solid-state storage modules achieve 50K, 100K and 250K+ program-erase (P/E) cycles. The company claims the can withstand wide temperature operations of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C without losing data.

This new series, with 1-bit-per-cell (SLC) NAND include: SATA M.2 EX Series (2242: 8GB-128GB / 2280: 8GB-256GB); SATA M.2 EX Series (2242: 8GB-128GB / 2280: 8GB-256GB); mSATA EX Series (8GB-128GB);SATA 2.5″ EX Series (16GB-256GB) and CFast EX Series (8GB-128GB).

The SATA ArmourDrive EX Series expands the EnduroSLC product family, which also includes SATA 6Gb/s NANDrive and 100-ball/153-ball eMMC NANDrive ball grid array solid state drives.

“SSD and memory card users that need super-high endurance and long-term data retention over a broad temperature range have limited options, since today’s NAND flash marketplace is highly focused on consumer applications,” said Jim Handy, principal analyst, Objective Analysis. “Greenliant’s EnduroSLC products should find a warm reception among these elite users.”

Greenliant is sampling select ArmourDrive EX Series products with 50K, 100K and 250K endurance, and plans to start volume shipping in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019.

3D MLC NAND-based ArmourDrive MX Series products are also expected to ship in volume in 4Q 2019 with sampling in early Q4 2019.

EnduroSLC is a proprietary 3D NAND management technology developed by Greenliant for high reliability applications requiring superior data retention and endurance in extreme temperature, high stress environments. Advanced hardware ECC capabilities and NAND flash management algorithms helps EnduroSLC technology to extend the write endurance of 1-bit-per-cell (SLC)

SSDs reaching 250K+ P/E cycles.

EnduroSLC enabled products support wide cross-temperature ranges between data programming and reading. Its lower bit error rate helps the EnduroSLC SSD provide better consistency in read/write performance throughout product lifetime.

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