And PCIe 4.0 delivers, doubling the speed of PCIe 3.0 and providing the much-needed performance boost to keep pace with innovation and industry trends.
Not only speed and capacity, but tolerance of range temperature is also crucial. Consumer-grade products aren’t tough enough to withstand the high temperatures of outdoor and industrial settings, so Innodisk Corp. is introducing an industrial-grade PCIe 4.0 SSDs built to handle those challenging conditions.
PCIe 4.0 increases the maximum capacity to 4TB, doubles the bandwidth, and raises the speed to 16GT/s which is 2x that of PCIe Gen3. Although third-gen PCIe offered only modest speed increases over the 6Gb SATA for storage applications, it did provide the much sought-after advantages of full forward and backward compatibility. PCIe 4.0 retains that coveted compatibility while also adding noticeable speed increases.
The recently announced industrial-grade PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD series features 112-layer 3D TLC technology, offers temperature tolerance from -40°C to 85+C, supports AES-256 encryption, and is compliant with TCG OPAL 2.0. This series also utilizes NVMe technology that provides a necessary performance boost and other technological advancements encompassed in NVMe. One innovation is Namespace technology, which delivers better read and write efficiency and a longer SSD lifetime.
The company is bringing its industrial prowess to the table and plans to implement Namespace technology for its future releases and once again upgrade its industrial-grade solutions. Industrial strength is important for outdoor use, which is increasingly common with higher density 5G infrastructure and critical for industrial use, where temperatures are high. Some specific applications include smart street lights, 5G mmWave, security inspection cameras, and 5G Internet hosting.
PCIe 4.0 is a relatively new technology, system integrators, and industry experts are keeping their eye on future developments, providing plenty of room for early entry into this opportunity. To meet those demands, the company offers the following PCIe Gen4x4 SSDs, slated for sample distribution in October 2021 and will offer stable long-term supply:
M.2 2280 4TE (256GB-2TB)
M.2 2280 4TG-P (256GB-2TB)
M.2 2280 4TG2-P (128GB-4TB)