How the Input Voltage Affects Solid State Drive
August 05, 2020
we have to mention the raw-bit error rate (RBER). RBER is the bit error rate before error correction code (ECC) performance.
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), passenger information systems (PIS), and other in-vehicle applications such as video surveillance and data recording sometimes produce an unstable voltage supply. Embedded SSDs can be negatively impacted by these unstable input voltages.
So, how exactly does input voltage affect the NAND Flash of SSD?
Here, raw-bit error rate (RBER) is of importance. RBER is the bit error rate before error correction code (ECC), and it reflects the initial reliability of NAND flash. The higher the RBER, the less reliable the NAND flash.
To illustrate this point, five examples are given below, each of which has a 0.3V voltage fluctuation.
As stated, in general the higher the input voltage, the higher the RBER, and the greater the impact on SSD performance.
Renice’s SSD solutions are designed using specialized circuits tailored to each SSD's acceptable voltage ranges, which ensure performance and reliability in extreme or harsh environments.