Virtium Introduces M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 Industrial SSD Platform

By Taryn Engmark

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 27, 2021


Virtium Introduces M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 Industrial SSD Platform

The industrial-embedded 3D TLC SSD drives are tailored for extreme environments requiring high throughput and low power NVMe interface.

Virtium, a provider of industrial solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions, introduced the second generation StorFly® Series 3 M.2 NVMe SSD platform. The drives are the industry's first PCIe Gen4 solutions supporting industrial temperatures of -40°C to 85°C as well as ruggedization options — including conformal coating, BGA underfill, and thick-gold-on-connector — for extreme environments.

These SSDs offer lower power and cost by using DRAM-less designs with industry standard M.2 2280 and 2242 formats that are suitable for industrial applications. They complement Virtium's recently announced Series 3 CFexpress removable SSDs.

The new M.2 NVMe products also support five-year-plus product availability.

StorFly Series 3 M.2 NVMe SSDs are suited to industrial applications prone to temperature extremes that require a low power/heat solution that still delivers adequate capacity and performance for many industrial PC and control unit applications, including robotics, transportation, and monitoring — as well as telecommunications and networking applications focused on the 5G and optical networking explosion.

Key features include:

  • Capacity range up to 2TB
  • Flexible formats from single-sided, higher capacity/performance M.2 2280 to smaller, lower capacity/power M.2 2242 for highly space-constrained designs
  • Leveraging latest silicon technology to offer low power and highest throughput-per-watt
  • Integrated vtGuard™ power-fail protection to protect data after unexpected power loss
  • Integrated vtSecure® data security supporting AES encryption with crypto-erase sanitization and device lockingHost Memory Buffer (HMB) support to allow DRAM-less SSD to access host DRAM via the NVMe interface for improved performance
  • The SSD platform will support four generations of 3D TLC, meaning the platform life cycle will be at least 10 years
  • Provide locked bill-of-materials and advanced product change notification for five years

For more information, visit Virtium’s M.2 NVMe page.