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The differences among Enterprise SSD, Industrial SSD, Consumer SSD

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  • Differences of Parameters
SSD FeaturesEnterprise SSDIndustrial SSDConsumer SSD
DRAM CacheYesNoNo
Low LatencyYesYesNo
SSD life, Endurance, DWPD,TBWHighHighLow
Performance throttling to increase SSD lifeYesNoNo
Thermal throttling to increase SSD lifeYesNoNo
Amount of OP for optimized enduranceHighHighLow
NAND Flash TypeTLC,MLCTLC,QLCSLC
TLC Nand configured as psuedoMLC=2/3
TLC capacity
YesNoNo
TLC Nand configured as psuedoSLC=1/3
TLC capacity
NoYesNo
FW Optimized for IOPSTBDTBDNo
FW Optimized for MB/sTBDTBDNo
SSD FW optimized for uncompressed data
(write amplification & compression enabled)
YesNoNo
Power fail management, data loss protectionYesNoNo
Table 1 : Parameters Difference
SSD FeaturesEnterprise SSDIndustrial SSDComsumer SSD
Capacity GoalsHighLowLow
Hot-Swap, Hot PlugYesNoNo
Feature and Performance cost basisYesYesNo
Value cost basisNoNoYes
DualPortYesNoNo
NVMe InterfaceYesNoYes
SAS InterfaceYesNoNo
U.2 form factorYesTBDYes
FW Stored Redundantly (eliminates SSD bricking)YesYesNo
Full Data Path ECCYesNoNo
Hardware Encryption, Self Encrypting DriveYesYesYes
Highest UBER possibleYesYesNo
Conformal Cost SealantNoYesNo
Temperature endurance-40℃~85℃-40℃~85℃0℃~70℃
Table 2 : Parameters Difference
  • Difference of Usage Scenario
DeffsEnterprise SSDIndustrial SSDConsumer SSD
PlatformsServers, Storage, Arrays, Cloud,
Rack-Mounted Sleds computer
and storage
Factory, Auto Compute Systems,
Gaming
PCs, Client, Mobile Devices, Portables, Tablets, etc.
PerformanceRandom SensitiveReliability SensitiveSequential Sensitive
Lifetime1~5 DWPD500 TBW
Capacity0.6TB~8TB64GB~2TB
Endurance(UBER)10*E-1610*E-15
Power
Consumption(Controller)
5-10W<5mW Idle, <2.5mW Active
Use CaseRead & Write intensive, 1-
5x DWPD, 24/7 Duty Cycle, 0~70C, 5Y Service Life
Wide range of mixed Workloads, 24/7 Duty cycle,
-40 to 85C, 8+Y Service Life
Mostly Read(80/20), 8hr Duty cycle, 0-70C, 1-3Y Service Life
Bottom LinePerformance, Capacity,
Green & Endurance levels
of Redundancy
Reliability, Endurance,
LCM & TCO
Price & Performance
Table 3 : Usage Scenario Difference
  • Difference of Reliability Requirements
Application ClassActive Use (Power on)Retention Use (Power off)UBER Requirement
Enterprise SSD55℃ | 24hours/day40℃ | 3months1e-16
Industrial SSD55℃ | 24hours/day40℃ | 3months1e-16
Consumer SSD40℃ | 8hours/day30℃ | 1year1e-16
Table 3 : Reliability Requirement Difference

Solid State Drive (SSD) Endurance Workloads, the industrial class differs in a number of ways from sonsumer class SSDs including but not limited in their ability to support heavier write workloads, more extreme environmental conditions and recovery from a higher UBER than a consumer SSD

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