Serial ATA (SATA) is the latest computer bus interface used in many applications including embedded systems in computing and telecom platform deployment. According to Wikipedia, SATA's market share in the desktop PC market was 99 percent in 2008.
The advancement of SATA in telecom platform deployment has forced several vendors to offer technologies that address the growing needs of the industry. Recently, Virtium, a provider of storage and memory solutions for embedded systems, unveiled its new product for networking and ATCA blade systems.
The new 512GB StorFly 200 Slim SATA (MO-297) SSDs delivers the highest Slim SATA capacity in the industry, according to company officials. OEMs get an optimal small form factor alternative to 2.5-inch SATA SSDs or hard drives for networking, industrial, AdvancedTCA and other blade applications.
"MO-297 has become the small form factor of choice for networking and ATCA blade systems due to its connector commonality with 2.5-inch hard drives," said Gary Drossel, vice president of Product Strategy at Virtium, in a statement.
"Our unique StorFly 200 design doubles the capacity of other Slim SATA solutions, giving industrial, embedded and intelligent systems OEMs the ability to maximize their storage capacity per mm3 while meeting application goals for endurance, temperature and lifecycle," Drossel added.
Virtium's StorFly 200 SSDs are available in a small form factor – 54mm x 39mm x 4mm form factor which is less than 15 percent the volume of a 2.5-inch, 9.5mm SSD. It also supports industrial operating temperatures of -40 degrees to 85 degrees C. These robust offerings are designed to offer maximum endurance of up to 500 GB per day for 10 years, the company said.
In addition, the Virtium StorFly 200 Slim SATA SSD Portfolio comes in four classes designed for different applications such as commercial MLC, industrial MLC, high endurance MLC and industrial SLC. They are available in different capacities ranging from eight GB to 512 GB, depending on their applications.
Edited by Jamie Epstein