Virtium Introduces M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 Industrial SSD Platform
July 27, 2021
The industrial-embedded 3D TLC SSD drives are tailored for extreme environments requiring high throughput and low power NVMe interface.
Virtium, a provider of industrial solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions, introduced the second generation StorFly® Series 3 M.2 NVMe SSD platform. The drives are the industry's first PCIe Gen4 solutions supporting industrial temperatures of -40°C to 85°C as well as ruggedization options — including conformal coating, BGA underfill, and thick-gold-on-connector — for extreme environments.
These SSDs offer lower power and cost by using DRAM-less designs with industry standard M.2 2280 and 2242 formats that are suitable for industrial applications. They complement Virtium's recently announced Series 3 CFexpress removable SSDs.
The new M.2 NVMe products also support five-year-plus product availability.
StorFly Series 3 M.2 NVMe SSDs are suited to industrial applications prone to temperature extremes that require a low power/heat solution that still delivers adequate capacity and performance for many industrial PC and control unit applications, including robotics, transportation, and monitoring — as well as telecommunications and networking applications focused on the 5G and optical networking explosion.
Key features include:
- Capacity range up to 2TB
- Flexible formats from single-sided, higher capacity/performance M.2 2280 to smaller, lower capacity/power M.2 2242 for highly space-constrained designs
- Leveraging latest silicon technology to offer low power and highest throughput-per-watt
- Integrated vtGuard™ power-fail protection to protect data after unexpected power loss
- Integrated vtSecure® data security supporting AES encryption with crypto-erase sanitization and device lockingHost Memory Buffer (HMB) support to allow DRAM-less SSD to access host DRAM via the NVMe interface for improved performance
- The SSD platform will support four generations of 3D TLC, meaning the platform life cycle will be at least 10 years
- Provide locked bill-of-materials and advanced product change notification for five years
For more information, visit Virtium’s M.2 NVMe page.