Leading provider of memory to electronic manufacturing services and solutions companies COTS

Leading provider of memory to electronic manufacturing services and solutions companies

Partner with PCcardsDirect for your NAND Flash memory

Offering over 15 years of NAND Flash experience the experts at PCcardsDirect are poised to assist you with your current, future, and replacement card needs.

PCcardsDirect offers:

  • Controlled bill of material (BOM)
  • SLC technolgoy
  • Shock resistance
  • Vibration resistance
  • High reliability & endurance through wear leveling algorithms
  • Wide temperature ratings of -40°C~+85°C
  • Long product life cycles
  • Private labeling

Complete Customer Service: Pre-Sales, Sales, and Post-Sales

Our solid state drive (SSD) solutions can be found in:

  • Communication and Networking devices
  • Embedded Industrial Computer systems
  • Gaming machines
  • Test and Measurement equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Transportation / Automotive

Working with your engineering team our engineers ensure we develop, produce and test the best possible solution to our customers.  Offering the latest in form factor, storage capacity, interface and short production cycles.

Unlike some B2B companies we pride ourselves on short lead times on custom developed solutions.  In some cases able to deliver the final product in as little as 2 weeks.  An additional benefit is our company is located in the USA to allow for rapid response time to our US based customers.

Feature Set

Over the past 15 years we have developed and offered the latest industrial wide temperature SLC NAND flash memory solutions available on the market:

  • Wide Temperature support for all SLC flash products (-40°C~+85°C)
  • Low Power Consumption as little as 3.3V
  • Advanced Wear Leveling Algorithms for increased life and reduced down-time
  • Shock and Vibration tested to 2000G and 15G respectively (Compact Flash)
  • Offering Conformal Coating of components to protect against harsh environmental conditions

We provide our customers with varying combinations of the following services:

  • Integrated design and engineering
  • Component selection, sourcing and procurement
  • Design and implementation of product testing
  • Global Just-In-Time shipping options (JIT)
  • Direct order fulfillment and configure to order
  • Aftermarket services, Brake-Fix, Legacy support for components

Form factors we offer include:

  1. Compact Flash
  3. CFast
  4. 1.8″ and 2.5″ IDE and SATA drives
  5. 40 and 44 pin vertical drives
  6. MHD Mini SATA disks
  7. SHD Half Slim SATA disks
  8. Secure Digital SD cards
  9. SLC USB

All available in both SLC industrial wide temperature -40°C~+85°C as well as, MLC commercial temperature 0°C~+70°C.  Configuration mode setting include

  • PIO
  • UDMA
  • Fixed
  • Removable

For additional information our sales, service and engineering support of SLC NAND Industrial cards and drives contact [email protected]PCcardsDirect.com……, call +1 714 881 4777 or leave a confidential message or comment below.

SLC Industrial USB Flash Drive

SLC Industrial USB Flash Drive

 Not all USB flash drives are created equal

No doubt you have seen the bulk packs of USB flash drives on sale at your local warehouse store.  What many are unaware of is that these drives are manufactured using the MLC, Multi Level Cell technology and not the superior SLC, Single Level Cell technology.

Typically SLC or Single level cell cards and drive have a faster read write times, higher operating temperature thresholds and include wear leveling algorithms.  These wear leveling algorithms allow the drive to fix its self and prevent a failure or downtime from occurring.   When wear leaving is in place the system can move information to a more sable sector and allow the system to boot, read or write from this new sector.

  • USB 2.0 Industrial rated temperature rated flash drive. -40 to +85 degrees Celsius
  • Compliant with USB specification 2.0
  • No external power or batter needed
  • LED indicates usage and status of USB Flash Disk
  • Supports low power mode
  • Supports partition management and lock disk function
  • Supports password protection for drive access security
  • Rated at 10 years data retention
  • Capacities ranging from 16MB to 4GB.

SLC  Industrial USB drives are the ideal device for transferring critical data from the field.  High temperature ratings allow the drive to be exposed to +85 degrees Celsius and still maintain data integrity.

You may place orders online and view product inventory at: ssdsdirect.com…

When designing your next project consider using one our many Visio files in your proposal.  You may download free images at: www.pccardsdirect.com…

For additional information on SLC Industrial USB contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com…, call +1 714 881 4777 or leave a question or comment below.

Aircraft maintenance and spare parts PCMCIA memory supplier

Aircraft maintenance and spare parts PCMCIA memory supplier

Aircraft repair and maintenance facilities can greatly reduce their aircraft’s downtime by having the  correct PCMCIA memory cards in stock.

Many aircraft use PCMCIA ATA Type II  cards ranging from 256MB to 2GB depending on the amount of data that needs to be stored.  PCcardsDirect offers the following industrial grade industrial temperature shock and vibration tested cards in the following capacities:

Description                                       Part Number

  • 256MB PCMCIA Card                PCDATA256MBI
  • 512MB PCMICA Card                PCDATA512MBI
  • 1GB PCMCIA Card                    PCDATA1024MBI
  • 2GB PCMCIA Card                    PCDATA2048MBI

All of the above cards are available online for purchase at www.PCcardsDirect.com…

Industrial PCMCIA ATA Type II cards are temperature rated from -40°C~+85°C to fulfill various specialized applications.  These solid state cards have no moving parts and are

shock rated at 1500G and vibration tested to 20G peak to peak.

Equipment with wear leveling algorithms and code correction for longer life and minimal failure.  MTBF greater than 2,000,000 hours.

Military aircraft have long adapted the PCMCIA standard for its strength and durability over smaller form factors.  Military aircraft still in operation today continue to use these PCMCIA industrial NAND flash memory cards for their on-board removable data storage needs.

For additional information on PCMCIA cards for Aircraft contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com…, call +1 714 881 4777, post or leave a comment here.

Global SSD Storage Authority

Global SSD Storage Authority

With over 18 year experience www.PCcardsDirect.com… has offered companies  a complete offering of SSD storage solutions.  Specializing in commercial off-the-shelf solutions (COTS).

Beginning in the mid 1990’s as a Sandisk reseller and working with industrial firms to solve their memory storage needs, a relationship quickly developed as solution providers,  engineers and repair technicians were looking to solve the growing need of limited SSD storage.

As Sandisk introduced the PCMCIA card more industries began to integrate this form factor into their designs.  As the PCMCIA card began to find itself in aircraft, tanks and helicopters, mechanics struggled to keep up with the replacement of these storage cards.  When Sandisk discontinued production of PCMCIA cards users looked to other manufacturers to fulfill their requirements.  Companies such as SiliconSystems with their unique licensing agreement with Sandisk offered industrial PCMCIA cards in a variety of configurations.

SiliconSystems offered features such as SiDestroy and SiEarse.  These features would physically destroy the onboard controller and erase all data with no recovery, respectively.

After a few years SiliconSystems was acquired by Western Digital and the PCMCIA cards were discontinued after the acquisition.

It was getting very difficult for maintenance personnel to support their aircraft without these PCMCIA cards.

It is important to mention that with the advent of new technology and new higher capacities small capacity cards such as:


these capacities were no longer produced and available for older equipment as replacement parts.  Older legacy equipment could not recognize newer larger capacity cards due to the limitation in the BIOS.

Recognizing this elimination in supply of smaller capacity PCMCIA Type II ATA PC cards, PCcardsDirect began to offer the a full line of PCMCIA cards from 16MB to 64GB capacities. See www.PCcardsDirect.com…   for a complete list of available PCMCIA cards on the market today and available for purchase.

For additional information e-mail sales at PCcardsDirect.com… or Post or leave your comment here for a reply.


Compact Flash cards for the Oil, Gas and Coal Industry

Compact Flash cards for the Oil, Gas and Coal Industry

Why does the oil and gas industry require industrial flash memory cards rather than tradition memory cards?

These industries function in volatile environmental conditions.  Temperatures often fluctuate a great deal and cause computer data systems to fail.  Transitioning to industrial flash rated solid state memory storage cards you can insure your data receives the maximum protection available.

CompactFlash Cards are industrial temperature grade -40°C ~+85°C to fulfill various specialized applications in normal or harsh operating environments.

These SLC compact flash cards have greater read write cycles and offer wear leveling algorithms  for longer life and minimal downtime.

Offering the standard in durable removable flash, compact flash is the ideal size and offers the capacities available to safely and security store and transfer all of your key data from the field.

Compact flash is a 50 pin dual row card offering a minimum of 10,000 insertions, a shock rating of 2000G, vibration tested to 15G peak to peak and altitude rated to 50,000 feet.

Visit www.pccardsdirect.com/products/compflcards.php for a complete list of available industrial compact flash cards.

For additional information contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com… or post or comment here for a reply.

Where can I still find Sandisk PCMCIA Cards?

Where can I still find Sandisk PCMCIA Cards?

There are 2 answers:

If you are looking to purchase new Sandisk PCMCIA cards, then the answer is Nowhere.

If you are looking to purchase used or pulls of the Sandisk PCMCIA cards, then you may locate them at www.pccardsdirect.com…

A better alternative we would like to suggest for a long term solution is to test and quality a PCcardsDirect industrial grade PCMCIA card.

www.PCcardsDirect.com… offers new industrial grade 16MB PCMCIA cards in high temperature grade ratings.  These cards are rated at -40C to +85C, shock rating of 1500G, Vibration tested to 20G peak to peak.

Capacities range from 16MB to 64GB PCMCIA cards with industrial grade and industrial temperature ratings.

Custom configurations are also available if  you require a fixed bit to boot from the card or UDMA setting for faster through-put.  You may contact www.pccardsdirect.com… for additional information or any question you my have on fixed and removable bit settings.

Legacy customers looking to replace older Sandisk, Kingston, Pretec or SiliconSystems cards are also urged to contact us to we can custom tailor a solution for you.  Many of these older cards used proprietary chipsets that are no longer available in market today.  Here at www.PCcardsDirect.com… we have recognized these hurdles and have built unique solutions for our customers.

With over 15 years experience in the flash memory industry PCcardsDirect.com… is confident we can tailor a solution for you.  Many of our customers with legacy equipment cannot upgrade or transition to other formats due to tooling or CAP-X costs.  We understand these constraints and make available all the technology in market today to build a compatible solution.

For additional information on Sandisk PCMCIA cards contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com…

Please post you comments and questions here for a reply.


TFD4S-PCDATA002G-H Industrial 2GB PCMCIA Card for Sikorsky Aircraft

Industrial grade, industrial temperature, shock and vibration tested 2GB PCMCIA cards available for military aircraft.  Using a custom chip configuration these cards are designed to operate in harsh environmental conditions.

Larger capacities are also available.  Contact [email protected] additional information

Quick Access Recorder 512MB PCcardsDirect Industrial Card

Quick Access Recorder has accepted the PCcardsDirect 512MB industrial flash card part number #PCDATA512MBI.

Please contact [email protected] for additional information.   Higher capacities also available.

Alice 4 polysomnograph PCMCIA Memory card

Alice 4 polysomnograph has accepted the 512MB industrial flash PCMCIA card part number #PCDATA512MBI.

For additional information contact [email protected]

PCMCIA Memory What to know before you buy

Before microSD, SD, MMC and Compact Flash the removable flash standard was PCMCIA cards.  All laptops came equipment with a PCMCIA slot to accept a PCMCIA ATA type II card.

Still used today by the military and industrial equipment PCMCIA cards are available in different builds, know the difference before you buy.

Like other types of flash memory, PCMCIA cards are available in both MLC and SLC chipsets.  those unfamiliar with these standards, the most may be familiar is MLC (Multi Level Cell).  Cards built using this method are typically consumer grade and hold a temperature rating of 0C to +70C.

PCMCIA Cards built with SLC chipset are rated at -40C to +85C and typically include some type of error correction and or wear leveling technology as well.

So depending on your environment you will want to choose the appropriate card for your equipment’s needs.

In addition to the temperature and wear leveling technology PCMCIA cards are available in a plastic and metal housing.  In a majority of the cases the plastic housings are more affordable and readily available.  The metal housing cards have a longer lead time and are more rigid.  The specifications such as temperature, vibration and shock are rated the same for both housings.

One additional option that is not usually mentioned are the coatings that may be applied to the components on the cards.  One type is acrylic and the other is silicon based.  Both are used when additional vibration and shock ratings are needed in order for the cards to meet certain specifications.  Keep in mind that when ordering these cards you will void the warranty as no warranty repairs can be performed on the cards after these coatings have been applied.

For additional information visit www.PCcardsDirect.com… or contact a sales rep at [email protected]