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Virtium Introduces Lowest-Power Small-Form-Factor PCIe-Based SSDs for Embedded, Industrial Designs

Posted: Aug 25, 2015 12:35 am | Storage Press Releases

Virtium, a solutions-driven provider of industrial memory and embedded solid-state drives (SSDs) storage products, today introduced a family of PCI Express® (PCIe®)-based SSDs whose small size and industry's lowest power requirements (under four watts) make them ideal storage solutions in space- and air-restricted embedded/industrial applications.


The new Virtium StorFly® SSDs, available in both M.2 and Mini Card form factors, are specifically designed to operate at low-power and offer highly reliable and compatibledrop-in storage for systems at the center of communications, networking, data acquisition, automation, and other demanding applications.


"System designers grapple daily with how to balance performance, reliability, compatibility and cost-efficiency - a task made more all the more complex when it comes to SSDs' myriad interfaces, form factors, capacities, and varying feature sets," said Gary Drossel, Virtium vice president of product strategy. "Virtium has made that balancing act dramatically easier through our new M.2 and Mini Card, whose PCIe interface, small size, high reliability, and compatibility with existing designs significantly improve system optimization."


Drawing less power allows the new Virtium SSDs to generate less heat - higher temperatures diminish storage performance - which improves the devices' reliability in systems where space is limited and airflow minimal, if not absent entirely. The M.2 and Mini Card drives' value to these environments is further enhanced by their small "footprints" - 22x80mm for M.2, 30x51mm for Mini Card. The combined low power and small size provides system designers with the capability to scale their capacity by allowing integration of multiple SSDs all within a limited power budget or system footprint.


Built on Virtium's established and widely deployed StorFly platform, the new M.2 and Mini Card SSDs are available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. SSDs in this range are ideal for when reliability and compatibility take priority over capacity - such as in boot drives, data logging and read-oriented solutions -- and provide systems designers with more cost-efficient storage options. The M.2 and Mini

Card drives' PCIe 2.0 interface provides an ideal future-proof solution as it enables access to a growing ecosystem of processors, systems and software developed around PCIe.


Additional key features of the new Virtium M.2 and Mini Card SSDs:

  • up to 3.3 petabytes of writes over a drive's lifetime
  • 50% less power draw than other small-form-factor PCIe SSDs
  • Full BOM control and PCN support with up to five years of uninterrupted product
  • availability
  • up to five-year warranties


Pricing, Contact Information

The new Virtium StorFly PCIe-based M.2 and Mini Card SSDs start at $70 per drive. For more information on and to order the new Virtium M.2 and Mini Card SSDs, call 888.847.8486 or email

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