Founded in 2005, and headquartered in Taipei Taiwan
InnoDisk Corporation is specialized in developing flash storage solutions for a
wide range of industrial and consumer applications. The elite team holds product
patents in many countries and is well experienced in designing industrial grade
storage devices for embedded systems as well as USB flash drives with unique
In addition to the strong technical background, InnoDisk
also values customer service tremendously and think highly of production
procedure to keep high product quality. We provide customize service to meet
different application requirements for industrial grade flash storage. We
deliver fast and complete service pack for OEM/ODM partners of consumer USB
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com
InnoDisk announced the
world's physically smallest SATA SSD - the SATADOM - measuring 39mm by 20.5mm
by 8mm. Capacity ranges from 128MB to 8GB. The SLC flash SSD has a
sustainable read speed of 24MB/sec and write speed of 14MB/sec.
PCIe SSD market with a
new model offering
800MB/s read and
600MB/s write speeds.
It has an internal
RAID allocation function
enabling users to trade between capacity between data protection and
Its Power Guard protection ensures data will be written into flash when
power is interrupted unexpectedly.
Although it sounds remarkably
similar to the type of products that
shipping a year ago - InnoDisk says it's an original design based on their own
firmware and IP
- C.C. Wu -
Director - InnoDisk -
presented a paper -
Comparisons of SLC, MLC and eMLC (pdf) - at the Flash Memory Summit. Wu's
paper - which compares data for several generations and brands of SLC flash -
confirms what some SSD makers had been telling me since the early 2000s (as
reported in my SSD
endurance article) - which is to say that SLC in reality has often been 5x
to 20x better than specified in the chip memory datasheets. The same is
not true for MLC - however - which presents greater risks of data loss when
suddenly turned off - which in turn requires better
architecture to recover and automatcially heal the data.
In March 2013 -
it will ship industrial
SATA SSDs in Q3 using
its iSLCT technology - which repurposes MLC as emulated SLC to get 30k write
from 3k standard cells.
10x endurance industrial MLC SSDs|
|Editor:- March 28, 2013 - InnoDisk today
it will ship industrial SATA SSDs using its
technology - in Q3.|
iSLCT repurposes the 4 states of classic
MLC memory into 2 virtual states (with better signal integrity) effectively
emulating SLC in MLC.
This delivers 10x better endurance than MLC
(30K from "3K" MLC), faster write performance (nearly 2x as fast as
MLC and 85% of SLC speed - at competing geometries) and lower cost than using
SLC to achieve the same capacity (in current and projected market conditions).
Editor's comments:- I mentioned this technique several years
ago in a spoof SSD story - but what was once SSD fiction has become market
reality due to the divergent market
prices of different
types of flash memory.
MLC flash lives longer in
my SSD care program
magic makes MLC SSDs last 7x longer than SLC|
|Editor:- September 27, 2011 - InnoDisk has turned
the conventional wisdom about
MLC vs SLC life
on its head in a
about its newest "EverGreen" (industrial SSDs).
The company says that its, MLC based, .EverGreen Plus Series has a
lifespan which is 7x longer than traditional SLC SSDs, and 140x
better than conventional MLC SSDs - due to a combination of features in its SSD