SSD Technology is hot. Not to mean they run hot.
Solid state hard drives have been around for years but only used in specialized applications where traditional storage media would not fly.

flash_drive_hammer.jpgWith the diminishing prices of flash memory these hard drives are finding their way into many applications where in the past the cost wasn’t justifiable. These days we are seeing SSD installed in more mainstream applications. They are even being offered as an option in traditional commercial off the shelf products like laptops.

Solid State drives have two short comings compared with their rotating media cousins. They are offered in lower capacities and they still cost more despite the fact prices have fallen significantly in all storage media. For certain applications the extra cost is immaterial.

The positive attributes of Solid State Drives easily outweigh the negatives.

  • Extreme vibration & shock
  • Extended temperature ranges
  • Resistant to magnetic fields
  • Fast access times
  • Consume less power
  • No noise
  • High reliably

Stealth has offered SSD and Flash based storage media in their products for many years. If you have an application that would benefit from this technology please contact one of our applications specialists to learn more.

Wiki on Solid State Drives

Stealth’s FAQ on SSD