Zeroing Out Data Risk

It’s been said, ominously, that no stored data is entirely safe, regardless of the latest advancements in security technology. That’s a disheartening notion, especially when one considers the huge investments made in attaining, processing, storing and protecting...

One-Point-Eight Still Great!

1.8-inch SSDs Still Viable in the Industrial Embedded Space Storage device form factors come and go – remember hearing “Wow! How’d they do that?!” at the dawn of 3.5-inch drives? – but some have more staying power than others.  This holds particularly true in the...

3D-NAND: Landing Soon in the IIoT Space

There’s a major buzz these days surrounding 3D-NAND, which is heading toward the Industrial IIoT space. The buzz isn’t just because of its potential to dramatically boost SSD capacities, but also because it represents a breakthrough in storage. Imagine...

NVMe: Taking a Seat at the Industrial-Embedded Table

Not long ago, conventional thinking in the industrial-embedded-systems community was that non-volatile memory over PCI Express (NVMe) was overkill for industrial-embedded designs.  And it made sense then; storage-capacity demands didn’t justify NVMe performance at the...

The Striking Contrast Between IoT and IIoT SSDs

A shift is underway in data storage for Industrial IoT (IIoT) designs—away from traditional approaches, and toward full, integrated solutions dedicated to storing, computing, controlling, connecting, and protecting critical information. These solutions address needs...

CompactFlash Lives!

We all remember those CompactFlash (CF) cards that came with our digital cameras.  Well, in the industrial-embedded world, CF storage is a whole different animal.  Rugged, industrial-grade CF is still a perfect format for many industrial-embedded applications, across...