Memoright was founded in March 2006 with the aim of playing a
leading role in the solid state disk revolution.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Memoright is one of leading SSD
innovators dedicated to collaborating with customers and partners on developing
world-class excellent performance, high reliability, and cost effectiveness SSD
The design of Memoright SSD is centered around corporate (enterprise
and industrial/ military/vehicle) users, who need incredibly fast performance &
unique, 100% data integrity. In addition to a standardized range of products, we
also deliver customized services to meet our customers' needs. To accommodate
supporting our extensive product range and rapid increasing needs all over the
world, we have set up R&D and support centers in the US, Europe, Wuhan and
Taipei. We have also constructed state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in
Wuhan with ISO: 9001 certified quality management system.
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Memoright shot to
high visibility in the international SSD market in
they launched a range of 2.5" flash SSDs which were the
fastest in the
market at that time.
Shortly after that Memoright hit the #1 spot in
the top 10 SSD
companies list - in 2008 Q2.
But the company for several years
after that - the company was unable to maintain its technical lead across the
expanding range of consumer,
2.5" SSDs were
being used - due to the disruptive effect of
product lines today - include a mixture of in-house designs (mostly for
military markets) and
designs which use
But the outlook for Memoright may be brighter as
the it is one of a small elite band of companies today which use
write and DSP techniques to amplify the endurance of cheap consumer grade
flash. The company says it can get 20,000 write cycles from 3,000 grade flash
This may be one of the reasons that
Marvell looked to
Memoright recently to help develop the algorithms needed to develop controllers
for the cost sensitive and space
constrained phone and tablet markets.
MLC flash lives longer in
my SSD care program
In January 2008 -
availability of 64GB and 128GB versions of its 2.5"
SATA flash SSDs.
March 2008 -
Memoright launched a
faster family of 2.5" SATA flash SSD. The GT Series has upto 64GB
capacity and 120MB/s sustained read/write.
In March 2009 -
Memoright said it
will ship a new industrial grade 2.5" flash SSD range in May. The
rSSD (upto 128GB capacity) is designed to operate from -40 to +85 degrees C
and the company says its product testing processes satisfy MIL-STD-810F. R/W
speeds are both upto 120MB/s.
In April 2009 -
Memoright was listed
#3 in the 8th quarterly edition of the -
Top 10 SSD Companies
June 2009 - Memoright
was one of many SSD oems exhibiting at
Computex. The company says its
conformally coated Industrial
rSSD drew lots of interests from industrial and military users.
May 2010 -
President, Alex Kuo gave many interesting insights about his company in
with DIGITIMES. Among many other things - he said "It is worth noting
that many companies have plunged into the market for consumer PC- and
notebook-use SSDs. In such a crowded market, we would find it difficult to
sustain growth and profitability. I see many suppliers start up their SSD
businesses in a similar way to what they did for flash drives, which could
result in the market being flooded with me-too devices. I believe R&D,
product stability and brand awareness are the keys to a more sustainable
He explained that's why his company is focusing on
rugged SSDs. "The market for military- and industrial-use SSDs is
relative small in terms of shipments compared to the market for consumer ones,
but it is where suppliers can make huge profits. There is a limited number of
suppliers capable of making ruggedized products for industrial and military
In July 2010 -
a new authorized distributor for their SSDs in the US -
Technologies based in Beverly Hills, CA.
In November 2010 -
its first range of MLC based SSDs - the
FTM-25 range are SATA
2 compatible - and have upto 400GB capacity. From the performance figures
(50k / 30k R/W IOPS) I guess they use a
Memoright's newest SSDs have over-voltage protection and over-current
protection and their quality management system (evolved for military SSDs)
offers 100% traceability for every SSD.
In December 2010 - Memoright launched a
new range of
SATA SSDs with secure
erase, 8,000 IOPS, 100/80MB/s R/W performance and upto 64GB capacity.
February 2011 - Memoright
unveiled a 2nd generation model its
SATA SLC SSD family aimed at military and defense markets with -40 to +85
degrees operating temperature and DoD compliant
fast purge. The GTR
II - which uses the company's own design of
SSD controller - has a
regular RAM cache
architecture with internal supercaps - which the company says avoids spiky
performance. Capacity is upto 128GB, R/W speeds are 210MB/s, and R/W IOPS are
In January 2012 - Memorigh unveiled
ultrathin SATA 3 SSDs for the
In March 2012 -
series SSDs - which using the company's proprietary controller technology
expand MLC flash endurance from 3,000 to 5,000 cycles (legacy controller
standard) upto 20,000 cycles.
In January 2013 -
it has made a strategic investment in
industrial MLC - from Memoright|
|Editor:- November 9, 2012 - I
love it when SSD vendors are direct in communicating what they do and you can't
get a less ambiguous example than - "Quad-life" - which is the name
chosen for its new family of MLC SSDs which are aimed at the
The quad-life meaning literally that they get more than
4x the traditional
(you already knew that quad thing didn't you?) - anyway inside their SSDs it's
more like 6x - and so they achieve 20,000 write cycles using their patented
version of adaptive R/W technology. It's not news that they have this
technology. When I spoke to them in June that's why I added them to the
/ DSP vendors list. What is new to me is the name - which I only saw today
for the first time in the context of some event
that's going in Munich next week.
The only problem with naming
SSDs in this way - which I touched on in an earlier
SSD branding article
- is that it creates a target for competitors to outbid - so you could get
octal-life, hex-life, etc until you stretch beyond the educational ability of
your customers to recognize these classical ancient Roman / Greek / Goa'uld
references - and they stop understanding what you're talking about.
Memoright's quad-life is a good illustration of the kind of SSD marketing
climate this adaptive DSP technology leads us into - which I was referring to
in my May home page blog -
MLC flash lives longer in
my SSD care program. If you can't remember it - it contains the memorable
line - "Is Lenin dead yet?"
sudden power loss|
|Why should you care
what happens in an SSD when the power goes down? |
This article will
help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of
application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational
environment appear to be negligible.