New M.2, Mini Card SSDs Draw <4W, Provide Ideal Capacities

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – July 28, 2015 — Virtium, a solutions-driven provider of industrial memory and embedded solid-state drives (SSDs) storage products, today introduced a family of PCI Express® (PCIe®)-based SSDs whose small size and the industry’s lowest power requirements (under four watts) make them ideal storage solutions in space- and air-restricted embedded/industrial applications.

The new Virtium StorFly® SSDs, available in both M.2 and Mini Card form factors, are specifically designed to operate at low power and offer highly reliable and compatible drop-in storage for systems at the center of communications, networking, data acquisition, automation, and other demanding applications.

“System designers grapple daily with how to balance performance, reliability, compatibility, and cost-efficiency – a task made more all the more complex when it comes to SSDs’ myriad interfaces, form factors, capacities, and varying feature sets,” said Gary Drossel, Virtium vice president of product strategy. “Virtium has made that balancing act dramatically easier through our new M.2 and Mini Card, whose PCIe interface, small size, high reliability, and compatibility with existing designs significantly improve system optimization.”

Drawing less power allows the new Virtium SSDs to generate less heat – higher temperatures diminish storage performance – which improves the devices’ reliability in systems where space is limited and airflow minimal, if not absent entirely. The M.2 and Mini Card drives’ value to these environments is further enhanced by their small “footprints” – 22x80mm for M.2, 30x51mm for Mini Card. The combined low power and small size provides system designers with the capability to scale their capacity by allowing integration of multiple SSDs all within a limited power budget or system footprint.

Built on Virtium’s established and widely deployed StorFly platform, the new M.2 and Mini Card SSDs are available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. SSDs in this range are ideal for when reliability and compatibility take priority over capacity – such as in boot drives, data logging and read-oriented solutions — and provide systems designers with more cost-efficient storage options. The M.2 and Mini Card drives’ PCIe 2.0 interface provides an ideal future-proof solution as it enables access to a growing ecosystem of processors, systems and software developed around PCIe.

Additional key features of the new Virtium M.2 and Mini Card SSDs:

• up to 3.3 petabytes of writes over a drive’s lifetime

• 50% less power draw than other small-form-factor PCIe SSDs

• Full BOM control and PCN support with up to five years of uninterrupted product availability

• up to five-year warranties

Pricing, Contact Information

The new Virtium StorFly PCIe-based M.2 and Mini Card SSDs start at $70 per drive. For more information on and to order the new Virtium M.2 and Mini Card SSDs, call 888.847.8486 or email sales@virtium.com.

Virtium is a leading supplier of industrial-grade memory and storage solutions for the world’s top embedded-product OEMs. For two decades, it has designed and built its products in the USA, fortified by a network of global locations. Virtium’s world-class technology and unsurpassed customer support result in superior industrial embedded solutions for an interconnected world.

StorFly is a registered trademark of Virtium. All other non-Virtium product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

PR contact:
Jerry Steach
CommonGround Communications, for Virtium
jsteach-cgc@att.net
Ph: 415-222-9996

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