Virtium Introduces StorFly M.2 NVMe Solid State Drives

New M.2 NVMe SSDs Feature Industry’s Lowest Power, Extreme Temperature Support, Faster Speeds for Industrial-Embedded, IoT Designs

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2017 — Virtium, a leading provider of solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today introduced its StorFly® NVMe M.2 line of SSDs – designed to deliver power-saving, dependable storage to embedded and IIoT designs. The highly durable StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs draw an industry-low 3W of power and feature industrial-temperature (I-Temp) support of -40Cº to 85Cº, with no performance degradation, allowing designs to incorporate higher-performance, secure storage and data protection into harsh environments.

Based on the latest NVMe 1.2 and PCIe 3.0 specifications, these new Virtium SSDs not only deliver high-speed data transfer in industrial-embedded and IIoT applications but also can be configured to support x1, x2 and x4 lanes, depending on the host system requirements.  This configurability can help dramatically reduce both power consumption and heat generation in industrial-embedded and IIoT systems, while also ensuring a stable performance curve over workload and temperature variations.

“Unlike enterprise and client NVMe applications, where data speeds and storage capacities take priority, the industrial-embedded and IIoT market segments place greater importance on maintaining data integrity and security,” said Scott Phillips, vice president of marketing at Virtium.  “The new StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs combine the NVMe performance boost and lane configurability with Virtium’s leading technologies in low power, small form factor and I-Temp support, giving the drives a significant advantage over the competition.”

The StorFly M.2 NVMe line further expands Virtium’s portfolio of intelligent, secure solid-state storage solutions used by system and device manufacturers worldwide.  The market segments served by those solutions include communications, energy, industrial automation, medical, transportation, and video/signage.

StorFly M.2 NVMe is one of the very few SSD families available that supports mainstream 2-D, or planar, multilevel-cell (MLC) flash memory, providing an alternative to limited-availability, highly allocated 3D triple-level cell (TLC) devices.  That 2D MLC support helps ensure that manufacturers have a consistent and reliable supply source of proven MLC NAND flash for immediate use.  The StorFly M.2 NVMe line does support 3D TLC flash, for designs that demand it, as well as Virtium’s own XE Class flash that employs high-endurance yet cost-effective industrial MLC technology.  This versatility of StorFly M.2 NVMe’s NAND support enables the future-proofing of designs that can scale with the latest NAND flash technology.

Additional Features of StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs

  • “Binary” capacities, such as 256GB and 512GB, requiring lower overprovisioning than with 240GB and 480GB drives, thus maximizing system compatibility
  • vtGuard™ power-fail protection to guard against drive corruption in case of unexpected power loss
  • vtView® support, for intelligent drive monitoring and alerts
  • vtSecure® technology, enabling additional data security

Availability, Pricing
The new StorFly M.2 NVMe SSDs, in an 80mm form factor, will be available in Q4 2017.

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 About Virtium

Virtium manufactures solid-state-storage and memory solutions for the world’s top industrial embedded OEM customers. We design, build and support our products in the USA, and provide a dedicated software team for custom storage solutions – all fortified by a network of global locations.

StorFly, vtView and vtSecure are registered trademarks, and vtGuard is a trademark of Virtium LLC.  All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Editorial contact
Jerry Steach
CommonGround Communications, for Virtium
Ph: 415-222-9996

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