As many traditional suppliers are transitioning to MLC flash from SLC flash memory how can you be sure you are getting industrial grade flash memory products?
Consider this before buying any SLC flash memory:
NOT ALL FLASH MEMORY IS CREATED EQUAL
Though MLC flash memory may be more cost effective to you it is not more reliable that SLC manufactured memory. SLC flash memory includes advanced wear leveling algorithms for better durability and longevity.
Industrial flash cards are temperature rated at -40C to +85C operating temperature. Additional specifications include shock ratings of 1500G and vibration tested to 20G.
Companies looking to replace older flash memory such as Sandisk, Kingston or SiliconSystems, will need to consider the proper level of support in addition to the correct flash hardware component.
Older cards having used the latest chips and BIOS of their time will be difficult to replace. Transitioning to a newer chipset with a new BIOS capable of addressing larger capacities will allow for the transition of legacy hardware to available flash products on the market today.
The search engines will return a plethora of potential hardware suppliers. However you must consider the post support available after you have purchased. Pre & Post support are critical to a smooth transition of hardware components.
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