High-endurance SSD solutions deliver thermal efficiency to HPEC applications

05-09-2022 | Advantech | Subs & Systems

Advantech has released a pair of new SQFlash PCIe Gen.4 SSD solutions: the SQF 930 and SQF ER-1. IoT is forcing growing demand for high-performance storage. Consequently, the solutions provide industrial heat dissipation capabilities that secure stable operation and reliability and meet the unique challenges presented by edge computing. These solutions are created to maximise system efficiency while accommodating the various harsh conditions and wide temperatures found in outdoor/industrial usage scenarios.

The series are designed with PCIe Gen. 4 specifications, providing double data streaming performance compared to Gen. 3 solutions. Also, these solutions are offered in M.2 2280, and U.2 (SFF-8639) sizes to accommodate diverse requirements. To fulfil multiple industrial applications, SQFlash supplies different general, read-intensive, and mixed-use options that allow edge storage devices to keep up with many, diverse real-time streaming data sources. Additionally, the SQF 930 and ER-1 series support 3 x DWPD and 1 x DWPD levels to meet different industrial requirements. These also support wide temperature capabilities (-40C to 85C) for mission-critical applications. Lastly, the ER-1 series is constructed with low power consumption credentials that satisfy modern ESG high-power and low-carbon expectations.

AI technology development has expanded power consumption and heat on the edge side. In response, the series adopt thermal glue with excellent mechanical flexibility to evade the risk of physical damage to SSD components through sudden temperature changes. The combination of thermal throttling design and real-time I/O adjustment can effectively balance temperature and performance. Also, the adoption of IoT has led to unparalleled interconnectivity and raised security concerns. Accordingly, the series fulfil these challenges by shielding data stored on the SQFlash SSD. This is accomplished by supplying support for real-time monitoring and utilising a complete security solution at the SSD firmware level.

By Seb Springall