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TMCNet:  Virtium Doubles Capacities of 2.5-Inch Industrial-Embedded SSDs

[April 11, 2017]

Virtium Doubles Capacities of 2.5-Inch Industrial-Embedded SSDs

Virtium, a leading solutions provider of solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions for embedded systems and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced it has doubled the top capacity of two of its flagship 2.5-inch SATA SSDs: StorFly® CE (MLC) to 2TB and StorFly XE (iMLC) to 1TB.

The Industrial IIoT market demands storage with durability and tolerance to high temperatures, as well as strong security and data integrity - all requirements that StorFly SSDs address. As with other industrial-embedded systems, IIoT storage requires capacities optimized for designs - typically much lower than those for the consumer and enterprise markets - to ensure power, space and cost efficiencies. Still, with capacity now taking on greater importance in IIoT, this new generation of StorFly drives enable Virtium to continue meeting the expanding market needs.

"IIoT storage is in the center of our radar, as IIoT-system makers understand that such applications need to store terabytes of data quickly and securely - sometimes in harsh, remote environments," said Scott Phillips, vice president of marketing at Virtium. "Our new high-capacity StorFly 2.5'' SSDs are ideally suited for video capture and surveillance in such environments, as well as in countless other industrial applications requiring greater data storage.

"These higher capacities complement StorFly drives' other features that make them ideal as embedded SSDs for etreme conditions: proven durability, robust SSD utility software support, the availability of powerful data encryption, and the longest product life for storage. We will continue this capacity expansion across the other form factors we offer."

Buoying the promise of IIoT storage is that analysts project the overall IoT market to grow by leaps and bounds. IDC (News - Alert) estimates that it will be a $1.3 trillion market by 2020, with $500 billion of that for IIoT alone.

Combining increased capacities, selection of flash types, and unmatched security durability, the StorFly line provides OEMs and system designers with the broadest array of industrial-embedded storage options on the market.

StorFly 2.5" SSD Highlights

  • CE Class (MLC) now 2TB capacity
  • XE Class (Virtium's unique iMLC technology) now 1TB capacity
  • Integrated AES-256 encryption engine with self-encrypting capabilities and secure erase support specifically built for the industrial/embedded market
  • Industrial-temperature SSDs (-40C to 85C) capable of operating in extreme operating conditions
  • vtGuard™ Power Fail Protection
  • Accessible by Virtium's new vtView® SSD Software

Availability, Further Information

For more information to Virtium's new higher-capacity 2.5-inch drives, as well as the entire StorFly SSD family, visit www.virtium.com, call 888.847.8486 or email sales@virtium.com.

About Virtium

Virtium is a leading supplier of industrial-grade solid-state storage and memory solutions for the world's top OEMs. For more than two decades, the company has designed and built its SSDs, products in the USA, fortified by a global network of sales and support locations. Virtium's world-class technology and unsurpassed customer support result in superior industrial embedded solutions for our interconnected world.

StorFly and vtView are registered trademarks and vtGuard is a trademark of Virtium LLC. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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