PCIe 4.0 provides the much needed speed and capacity for 5G and AIoT applications, doubling the speed of PCIe 3.0. However, not only speed and capacity, but tolerance of wide-range temperature is also crucial. Consumer-grade products aren’t tough enough to withstand the high temperatures of outdoor and industrial settings, so Innodisk is introducing the first 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 16 GT/s, which is twice that of PCIe Gen3. Although third-generation PCIe offered only modest speed increases over the popular SATA III 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 to 85°C, supports AES-256 encryption, and is compliant with TCG OPAL 2.0. This new series also utilizes NVMe technology that provides a necessary performance boost and other technological advancements encompassed in NVMe. One notable innovation is Namespace technology, which delivers better read and write efficiency and a longer SSD lifetime.