A New Era At Speed – PCIe GEN 5

PCIe Gen 5 Solid State Drive
If you are looking for a storage space device with great bandwidth, quick write speeds, and high performance along with a nascent ecosystem to support it all, a PCIe Gen 3 or 4 solid-state drive (SSD) might be a good option for you. In fact, having sold dozens of PCIe 3 licenses to organizations across multiple industries, we know this technology is currently one of the smartest choices when it comes to external storage. And now, PCIe 5 SSDs are ready to enter the market. The Future of E...
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BiCS 6 At A Glance

BICS 6 Solid State Drive
It seems like just yesterday when the world leader in flash memory solutions, KIOXIA Corporation, launched fifth-generation BiCS flash 3D NAND memory with a 112-layer, vertically stacked structure. However, that was well over two years ago. Now the organization, in partnership with Western Digital, has announced the sixth-generation of BiCS NAND technology with a whopping 162 layers. What Is BiCS (Bit Cost Scalable) NAND Flash Memory? The reason your smartphone can store all the music...
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The 2 Most Secure Storage Solutions For The Transportation Industry

Internal Solid State Drives
Whether it’s a high-speed train, a container ship, an aircraft, or an 18-wheeler, all vehicles require reliable hardware to store data – hardware that can endure toughest environments. Obviously, this presents many challenges as vehicles and their equipment are routinely exposed to strong vibrations, unreliable power supply, and extreme temperatures. Fortunately, internal solid-state drives (SSDs) and secure digital (SD) cards have solved this problem. How Flash Memory Devices Are Changi...
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Best SSD For AIoT Applications

Solid State Drives
Some Internet of Things (IoT) systems are created for simple event control, like a sensor signal that triggers lighting changes. On the other hand, many events are far more sophisticated and require applications to interpret the event through analytical techniques in order to launch the proper actions. This is where Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) comes into play. AIoT is an emerging industry that combines artificial intelligence with IoT to enable seamless human-machine communi...
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MicroSD and SD with Encryption for High Data Security Application

Memory cards provide exceptional performance and reliability for mission-critical data and can be tailored to meet any application's specific needs. However, a memory card can also be vulnerable and prone to unauthorized access by unencrypted or poorly secured SD and microSD card readers. While memory cards are convenient and affordable, they lack the same level of security as their larger counterparts. This means that hackers can easily access confidential files stored on these car...
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Top SD Cards for These 3 Industries

Top SD card
With the advancement in semiconductor technology, secure digital (SD) cards have evolved into a more efficient storage solution for industries like transportation, healthcare, and internet of things (IoT). With its small form factor, high data density, low power consumption, and superior endurance, an SD or MicroSD card is ideal for use as long-term memory in devices that require frequent writes and accesses.  Industrial memory cards are designed to meet the needs of most demanding ...
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FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 SSD: High-Security Drive with Access Control and Encryption

FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is a set of standards and guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The standard sets out security requirements for cryptographic modules to be used in computers employed by the U.S. government.  FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 140-3 standards describe the encryption algorithm and hardware required to implement an encrypted disk drive for use in federal agencies, government applications (including military), ...
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What Is Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation?

common criteria
The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is an international standard set to assist organizations in assessing the computer security certification of a product. Common Criteria provides assurance that an IT system can be trusted according to a set of predefined requirements. These requirements specify how well a product or service meets certain security demands such as confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation. To achieve t...
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Advantages of SD Express

Comparison of SD Card and SD Express Card
The SD Association has been at the forefront of the evolution of card technology for more than 20 years, and the new SD Express standard is no exception. It's a significant step forward that will enable us to keep up with the demands of today's evolving technology. With NVMe and PCIe, non-volatile memory interfaces have replaced ATA and SCSI standards. They are faster, more efficient, and allow data to be stored in solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of spinning hard disks. PCI Express has ...
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Why are EDSFF SSDs Best for Data Centers?

EDSFF for Data Centers
Data centers are a vital part of the IT infrastructure for many companies today, but they also require high-performance storage solutions that can scale to meet their needs as their business data grows. For many years, M.2 and 2.5 inch SSD form factors have been used as standard interfaces for solid-state drives (SSDs). However, these two form factors are not ideal for all applications. In addition, there is an increasing demand for higher capacity, thermal solution, hot-plug support, low...
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