Trends in Rugged Embedded SSDsBy TeleCommunication Systems Europe
Solid state drives (SSDs) have been used for a number of years as storage in embedded applications where temperature, shock and vibration made mechanical storage such as disk or tape unreliable. These SSDs were either packaged in hard disk form factors such as 3.5in or 2.5in cases or in consumer electronic form factors such as the Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) Cards used on digital cameras and cell phones. The evolution of SSDs has been one marked with exciting new technology, feature improvements and design enhancements. The market is ever-changing. Here's a summary of key milestones, a look at the current market, and indicators of what is to come.