Virtium, a provider of storage and memory solutions for embedded systems, announced the expansion of its StorFly solid-state storage product line. Virtium has added the StorFly CE, RE and XE product classes to its existing line of StorFly PE embedded SATA SSDs. Designed to meet virtually any workload requirement of embedded systems, the broadened Virtium StorFly SSD portfolio satisfies needs for enhanced endurance and extended operating temperature. The new StorFly product classes are optimized for the data types and workloads of applications ranging from digital signage to networking equipment that have strenuous requirements for ten-year product deployments in harsh environments with 24/7 operation.
Industry trade organizations have defined workloads and application classes for client and enterprise computing, but the embedded market is so diverse in terms of chipsets, operating systems and data types that it has been difficult to make distinct classifications. Therefore, Virtium designed its four classes of StorFly embedded SATA SSDs to match the storage needs of a multitude of uses. The StorFly CE product family is designed for digital signage, automotive infotainment and other applications that are “write seldom, read many”. StorFly RE is optimized for higher reliability applications such as networking appliances or industrial computing. StorFly XE is an ideal alternative to SLC SSDs in industrial automation or central office switches because of its high endurance and -40° to +85°C operating temperature capabilities. Rounding out the Virtium StorFly portfolio, the previously announced StorFly PE is the highest performing SSD with endurance of up to 500 gigabytes per day (GB/day) for 10 years.
“Virtium architected its diverse StorFly SATA SSD portfolio to optimally address the broad range of embedded systems applications,” said Gary Drossel, vice president of product strategy at Virtium. “StorFly CE, RE, XE and PE SSDs allow embedded system OEMs to define the optimal trade-off of endurance, performance, capacity and operating temperature versus cost and longevity.”