D-30AM064G2-T015B2S09-K00 is the 64GB mSATA internal SSD module which we are currently supplying in industrial applications. It can be used in subway train, avionics, medical applications under wide temperature support. This mSATA module is packaged in standard industrial 52-pin form factor and tested under wide temperature condition, before shipping out to our customers.
With award-winning performance, this 64GB mSATA is supporting next generation of serial ATA interface and is being built using the most powerful controller from Phison Electronics. To consume power, it needs only half of the energy power consumption as compared with traditional Hard Disk Drive.
For alternative part to Crucial and Transcend 64GB mSATA, you can consider our product offer. Contact us for more detail to check on the availability.
When electronic product facing sudden power loss, it is time to test its robustness and reliability. Sudden power loss may affect the completeness when writing data. In worst circumstances, it may cause data corruption and even damage of operating system. Therefore, power loss protection is essential for industrial SSD, with power loss protection technology, not only the existing data can be protected, data can be flushed into NAND flash completely and accurately to minimise the risk of data damage.
SSD power loss protection technology including 2 steps, first step is to stop data coming from host, second step is to flush all received data into NAND flash.
Power loss protection SSD circuit including voltage detector to monitor power supply status. When voltage detector detected voltage drop to V1, it will send a warning signal to controller, after receiving signal, controller stop receiving data from host and start to flush all data that have received into NAND flash. By the time voltage drop to V2, all data should be flushed completely.
If SSD added a DRAM as cache, it increases the read/write performance of SSD but at the same time it means more data coming from host and more time is needed to store data into NAND flash. Therefore, to improve power loss protection function and make sure the completeness of data, the key is to prolong the time(t) when voltage drop, so controller have enough time to complete flushing without missing any data.
Kogen provides PLP SSD with tantalum capacitor inside to extend the time for controller to flush data into NAND flash. Even performance is up to 500MB/s, no data will be missing when facing sudden power loss. Power loss protection highly increased the reliability of SSD, and it makes SSD a perfect storage for industrial application.
Looking for special feature SSD such as power loss protection to support? You may contact Kogen Singapore now.
Data security is very important for enterprise and industrial customer other than system performance and stability. To improve data security, Kogen can provide SSD with hardware protection function. We have two methods to ensure data security, first, our SSD has hardware encryption function follow Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal SSC standard. Encrypted data could not be easily accessed when SSD is lost. Second, when facing emergency situation that all data need to be wiped out immediately, our hardware purge or quick erase function is able to delete all data even the hidden area.
Currently most common method for data security are using software encryption. However, software encryption will occupy the resources of processor and RAM, and affect the system performance also data transfer speed will be slower. On the other hand, by using hardware encryption method, no RAM and processor will be occupied. Therefore, system performance and transfer speed can maintain high performance during encryption process.
TCG Opal SSC
Trusted Computing Group association establish the Opal Security Subsystem Class standard for SSD to follow the full structure and security specifications. Here are some of the features for TCG Opal SSC, firstly, before boot up into BIOS system, SSD will perform a pre-boot action and let shadow MBR to verify user access authority. After authority is been verified, then it will start loading BIOS, it is to avoid BOIS system from being altered.
Secondly, all SSD that follow TCG Opal standard have Self Encrypting Drive mechanism, controller will perform self-encryption for whole SSD. Thirdly, encryption key is stored in the controller, it can avoid security flaw of software encryption. Therefore, DMA attack or Cold Boot attack are not working.
For industrial info-secure and data protection other than TCG Opal SSC, there is another method call Hardware Purge or Quick Erase. There is a hardware push button to erase all data in the flash memory, and the SSD will return to default factory setting. Once hardware purge is activated, it will erase all data until it is done, if power has been removed during erase, after re-plug-in, it will continue to erase data and all data that has been deleted could not be rescue back.
Below is one example of mSATA memory module with quick erase function, data erase will start once Quick-Erase button has been pressed. mSATA is only quarter of the size of common 2.5” SSD, it is popular for industrial PC, portable storage, set-top box, etc. To know more about hardware encrypted SSD or other customised function, please contact us.
HDD using one or more rigid rapidly rotating platters coated with magnetic material. Read and write data by an actuator arm with magnetic heads. Due to the actuator arm and magnetic head design, HDD will have mechanical limitations and problems. For example, HDD could not sustain strong impact and vibration, and motor will create noise during operating.
On the other hand, SSD use NAND Flash to store data, there are only controller, NAND Flash and other electronic components on PCB, no mechanical components that could create extra noise and not affected by vibration, this is the reason why SSD is very suitable for portable device and industrial product.
Other than that, HDD only has one actuator arm and magnetic head, therefore HDD only able to read data in one segment at a time. SSD uses controller as a core to control data read/write, so it could achieve multiple read write at the same time. Thus, SSD has much higher read/write performance than HDD. Below are the read write speed comparison.
The average sequential read/write speed for HDD is less than 200MB/s, and average read/write speed for SSD is more than 500MB/s. For random file read/write, due to HDD only has one actuator arm and magnetic head, normal 4k read/write performance is only 0.5~1.5MB/s. However, SSD could perform multiple read/write at the same time, so the performance for random read/write is about 60~120 times more than HDD. Therefore, SSD is very suitable to work as a system drive to give higher performance speed, it is essential for computer open and software operating.
HDD and SSD comparison summary
Higher than HDD
We supply industrial grade SSD to company requiring reliable and efficient SSD for their industrial needs. Drop us an email for your enquiry and we will response to you.
There are 3 types of NAND flash, SLC, MLC and TLC. SLC is first invented by Toshiba in 1987, but it has only small capacity and very expensive, usually use in thumb drive. After that MLC with higher capacity and lower cost was invented, but it is still expensive compare to HDD, so it is only used in enterprise level or high-end consumer. Finally, TLC came to the market, it has even higher capacity and an acceptable price for normal consumer. People start to use it in computer, mobile phone and other consumer product.
SLC: Single-Level Cell, store 1-bit data per cell
MLC: Multi-Level Cell, store 2-bit data per cell
TLC: Trinary-Level Cell or 3-bit MLC, store 3-bit data per cell
How NAND flash works?
There is a silicon dioxide on each cell, it works as a cap of the cell, to prevent electron going in or coming out accidentally. When writing data, voltage will be increased to let electron pass through the silicon dioxide into the cell. To erase data, voltage will be increased again so electron can leave the cell by passing through silicon dioxide again.
As TLC can store 3bit data, it needs 8 different level of voltage to allow different number of electrons into the cell.
Performance: SLC > MLC > TLC
To read or write data, SLC is very simple, only 0 or 1, therefore SLC is the fastest. MLC has 4 different electron level, performance is slower than SLC. As for TLC, it has 8 different level, so it takes more time to determine the electron level. And sometimes there will be mistake when operating, therefore TLC need extra error correction to make sure the data is correct.
Life Endurance: SLC > MLC > TLC
SLC has up to 100,000 erase cycles, MLC has 5,000~10,000 erase cycles, but TLC has only less than 3,000 erase cycles.
It is due to TLC need 8 different voltage level and it can store more bits in single cell, the usage for electrons to pass through the silicon dioxide is much more frequent, it makes silicon dioxide layer wear out faster. Therefore, the life endurance for TLC is much shorter.
Capacity: SLC < MLC < TLC
TLC can store 3bit data in single cell, therefore compare SLC and TLC in the same chip size, TLC can store more data than SLC. It makes capacity of SSD getting closer to HDD.
Reliability: SLC > MLC > TLC
SLC only has 2 electron level, it is very easy to read and write. MLC and TLC have more than 2 electron level, especially for TLC, there are 8 different electron level, as the differences between each level are very small, error may occur when writing data. Therefore, SLC has the highest reliability compare to MLC and TLC.
Kogen works with top Taiwan ODM factory to provide SSD with all kinds of NAND flash depend on customer application. For industrial or military application, we recommend MLC and SLC to get best life endurance and reliability. For consumer product, we recommend TLC for more competitive price and higher capacity.
Looking for industrial SSD for your application and project need? Feel free to contact us for more information you need.
Kogen Singapore works with Taiwanese ODM company to provide industrial grade SSD. Our industrial grade SSD supports wide temperature SSD from -40 to 85°C, all NAND flash are original from TOSHIBA, with 100% quality check to provide reliable product. Also, our product can support different interface whether it is IDE, PATA or latest SATA, PCIe. We provide full range of Industrial SSD for manufacturing needs.
Below are the key factors that why we can provide industrial grade SSD:
Wide Temperature SSD
Normal consumer grade SSD only support 0~70°C, our product supports up to -40~85°C.
We use industrial grade component, including controller, NAND flash, DDR/SDR and other components, to guarantee wide temperature(-40~85°C) supportability.
NAND Flash Type
Different from consumer grade using TLC, we use MLC and SLC for industrial SSD. Not only the performance is better, most important thing for industrial product is the endurance.
Write endurance for MLC is 5 to 10 times more than TLC, and for SLC, it is 100 times more than TLC.
And all our flash memory are using original Toshiba NAND flash.
Reliability and Quality
Our products pass the international standard like MIL STD 810G and IEC 60068/61000/60529, and with 100% chamber screen and vibration verification to ensure top quality.
Other than that, our SSD supports SMART function which operates on Windows or Linux, customer can check the health information immediately.
Fixed BOM List
Unlike other finish product in the market, the component and firmware version might change with different batch. Once customer has tested and approved our SSD, we will fix the BOM list including firmware version to reduce the compatibility problem due to different components.
Various Form Factor
To serve different needs of our industrial SSD customer, we provide full range of product. For embedded product, we have uSSD and eMMC. For build in module product, we have mSATA, SATADOM and M.2. For plug and play requirement, we have CFast card and the most popular 2.5”SSD.
Although for industrial grade SSD is more focusing on stability than performance, with latest TOSHIBA 15nm NAND, we have a better performance product which can compare with commercial grade, read/write speed is up to 550/530(MB/s).
There has been growing demand for Industrial mSATA SSD for video capturing application. Typical storage capacity for this usage requires the Flash storage memory size of 64GB. If you are looking for best industrial SSD to meet your Industrial Solid State Hard Drive application, contact us for further specification to review our Industrial SATA SSD in our roadmap.
m.2 2280 is the most popular internal mounted computer memory expansion card widely used in the market. Comparing with mSATA card, its size is much smaller therefore providing more flexibility in all kinds of solid-state-drive applications. For small products like ultrabook, slim notebook and tablet, m.2 2280 is the ideal selection. The former name of m.2 is “Next-Generation Form Factor” or NGFF.
Many users of SSDs get confuse with the terms form factor and interface bus. Therefore, it is important we highlight them here again. The name m.2 or mSATA referring to the product form factor. We also need to know what kind of interface being used at each SSD. SATA interface and PCIe interface are two different buses with SATA interface having a limit of bandwidth for SATA III at 6Gbps. For PCIe interface, depending on whether it is 2 lanes or 4 lanes, with 4 lanes going up to 30Gbps.
It can be used to replace mSATA and mini PCI Express interface card. By shrinking the form factor, m.2 2280 become smaller and faster than mSATA interface card. Comparing with mSATA which has a higher speed of SATA 3.0 6Gbps, m.2 offer even faster speed than this. The thickness of m.2 is only 3.5mm and it is more energy efficiency (lower power consumption and longer battery life).
m.2 2280 module card is rectangular in shape, with an edge connector on one side and has a width of 22mm and length of 80mm. It is installed into a mating connector provided by the host’s circuit board. The four digit m.2 form factor designation are: (first 2 digit state the device’s width in mm, and the second set of 2 number tell you how long it is, also in mm).
There are more than one kind of m.2 connector and different type of interface, leading to various sizes of m.2 card offering. You need to pay attention to the physical connector on the card. Each card has different cutouts at the bottom and expose different pins. Different connectors lead to various types of “module key”. Each key exposes a different set of interfaces to each card.
For m.2 2280, there are 2 types of module keys (Key B and Key M). Key B suitable for interfaces of PCIe x2, SATA, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, audio, PCM, IUM, SSIC and I2C and this key is commonly used in SATA and PCIe x2 SSDs. Key M is suitable for interfaces of PCIe x4 and SATA and widely used in PCIe x4 SSDs.
Newer motherboards are having the PCI Express bus interface, PCIe 2.0 x4 with a throughput ceiling higher than SATA 3.0’s. Newest technology is adopting PCIe 3.0 using NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) for heavy and deep workload. It is important for you to make sure the motherboard you are using is able to support PCIe x4 when selecting the suitable m.2 card.
Different PCIe technology offering various speed running:
PCIe Gen 2 x2 lanes can run speed up to 1000MB/s
PCIe Gen 2 x4 lanes can run speed up to 2000MB/s
PCIe Gen 3 x4 lanes can run speed up to 4000MB/s
We just launched new m.2 2280 with 1TB storage capacity. This is from UD info, famously used in the market which require high reliability, good tracking record and well service support. By introducing this 1TB model, UD info can support small form-factor embedded system to implement higher capacity internal storage.
Features of this 1TB m.2 2280 SSD card:
support SATA III 6Gbps speed
using MLC Toshiba NAND memory chips
temperature support from 0 to +70degC
performance read up to 520MB/s and write up to 500MB/s
m.2 SATA SSDs use the same controller currently available at typical 2.5 SATA SSDs, whereas m.2 PCIe SSDs use a controller specifically designed to support PCIe protocol.
If the host system does not support PCIe protocol, when you insert the m.2 PCIe SSD inside the socket it will not work because the BIOS is not able to detect the card. Similarly, if you instal the m.2 SATA SSD into a socket which support m.2 PCIe SSD, your card will not able to use. Make sure your motherboard is able to support PCIe x4 speed, before you buy the PCIe x4 m.2 SSD, otherwise the card only function as PCIe x2 speed. All the m.2 SSDs are not hot-pluggable, it means you need to power off the system when you install or remove the m.2 SSDs.
Future interface is Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) and its expected performance will be 4~6 times greater than existing SATA 3.0 standard and to be name as NVMe SSDs.
Feel free to contact us if you need further technical information or purchasing need. We supply mainly to corporation usage.
This is a 64GB mSATA III module supporting wide temperature -40degC to +85degC using MLC NAND memory chip. Using 2pcs of 32GB Toshiba Flash memory with BGA package, it is an industrial grade module with Diamond grade and fully compliant with the standard mSATA form factor, known as JEDEC MO-300 standard.
The module is designed to operate at a maximum operating frequency of 300MHz with 40MHz external crystal. Its capacity could provide up to 256GB and can reach up to 512MB/s read as well as 180MB/s write high performance based on Toggle 2.0 MLC flash (with 8MB/32MB SDR enabled and measured by CrystalDiskMark v3.0). Power consumption of the mSATA module is much lower than traditional hard drives.
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