SSD Accelerates AIoT At PCIe Speeds


Just when you thought it was safe to read at a respectable speed, a new wave of acronyms mixes with older ones to slow you down, to wit, Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and Peripheral Computer Interface Express (PCIe) and non-volatile memory (PCIe), respectively. Now we can proceed, hopefully.


Innodisk unveils its M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3×2 3ME2 MLC solid state drive (SSD), available in different heatsink-less form factors that all withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C and speeds up to 3x faster than the average SATA device. According to Innodisk, because of its offering, PCIe Gen3 is finally moving into the industrial and embedded market.


The company believes AIoT markets are characterized by a need for compactness to save space, data integrity and robustness to handle the various rough conditions of the device locations. Tight spaces can also create high temperatures and heat dissipation issues. And it claims its newest M.2 module handles these issues in a brilliant manner. Compared to other modules of similar specifications, the PCIe SSD 3ME2 exhibits reliable heat dissipation by lowering power consumption by 50%.


The SSD comes in both 2280 and 2242 form factors, and through its industrial-oriented design, data integrity is easily handled through LDPC error correction and end-to-end data path protection (ETEP). Furthermore, the SSD uses pure MLC flash with no SLC cache to avoid the inevitable speed drop as the cache fills up. Avoiding this problem altogether, the original MLC flash will continue to deliver stable and high speeds over the course of its lifetime. For more information, checkout the PCIe SSD 3ME2 datasheet.