When we visited the Smart City Summit & Expo 2019 and Computex 2019 earlier this year, we saw AIoT being a large focus of the exhibitions. These companies create an ecosystem of products to be used in various different scenarios, and yet some of them need extra speedy storage that can work in various different temperatures.
Transcend is here to reveal their new embedded 3D NAND SSDs for AIoT market. These SSDs are specifically made to endure the harshest temperatures – under direct sunlight or under the snow, these SSDs are meant to work. Rated at -40°C to 85°C, it is certainly amazing.
Then comes the read/write cycles. Imagine an SSD deployed in the field somewhere to monitor the weather. No one wants to go there and change it – so Transcend made their embedded 3D NAND SSDs to last for up to 3K of program/erase cycles too.
These embedded 3D NAND SSDs come in a few different form factors – 2.5-inch SATA III, M.2 NVMe, and also M.2 SATA III SSDs. They are made to last even in vehicles and surveillance systems.
Our partner also did a showcase on the differences between all of the different sizes and speeds of these SSDs, together with Ying Tze.
Transcend also included SLC caching and a RAID engine to supercharge the read/write speed as long as balancing the load across multiple SSDs whenever possible. Since data is crucial these days, Transcend built in the LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) Error Correction Code function to detect and correct bit errors.
To ensure all SSDs are in tip-top condition, Transcend also provides the exclusive SSD Scope Pro software to view the drive information, view the S.M.A.R.T. status, run a diagnostic scan, and to update its firmware.
Here is the list of embedded 3D NAND SSDs that are available in the market.
|Interface||V-series: Enhanced reliability||I-series: Enhanced reliability and a wide operating temperature range|
|SATA III 2.5-inch||SSD450K-V||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||SSD450K-I||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|PCIe M.2 2280||MTE550T-V||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||MTE550T-I||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|SATA III M.2 2280||MTS950T-V||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||MTS950T-I||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|SATA III M.2 2242||MTS550T-V||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||MTS550T-I||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|