Virtium Introduces NVMe SSDs

September 15, 2017 ECD Staff

Virtium, a provider of solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory solutions for the industrial sector, introduced its StorFly NVMe M.2 line of SSDs. The drives are designed to deliver power-saving, dependable storage to embedded and Industrial IoT designs. The highly durable StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs draw just 3 W of power and features industrial-temperature support: -40Cº to +85Cº, with no performance degradation, allowing designs to incorporate higher performance, secure storage and data protection into harsh environments.

Based on the latest NVMe 1.2 and PCIe 3.0 specifications, these SSDs can be configured to support x1, x2, and x4 lanes, depending on the host system requirements. This configurability can help reduce both power consumption and heat generation, while also ensuring a stable performance curve over workload and temperature variations.

StorFly M.2 NVMe supports mainstream 2-D, or planar, multilevel-cell (MLC) flash memory, providing an alternative to limited-availability, highly allocated 3D triple-level cell (TLC) devices. That 2D MLC support helps ensure that manufacturers have a consistent and reliable supply source of proven MLC NAND flash for immediate use. The StorFly M.2 NVMe line supports 3D TLC flash, for designs that demand it, as well as Virtium’s own XE Class flash that employs high-endurance yet cost-effective industrial MLC technology. This versatility of StorFly M.2 NVMe’s NAND support enables the future-proofing of designs that can scale with the latest NAND flash technology.

The StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs, in an 80-mm form factor, will be available in the fourth quarter.

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