BIWIN, a global leader in NAND flash memory technology, is announcing the H6201, a half-slim business grade SSD that is being targeted for digital sign usage. Digital signage is a fast-growing field that is seeing more and more applications and uses. With digital signs appearing in both indoor and outdoor orientations, use of reliable, scalable and efficient components is vital in keeping maintenance costs low.
Flash memory / SSDs are ideally suited for industrial-grade uses as compared to HDDs. Lack of any moving parts makes SSDs immediately more reliable; not to mention their ability to withstand heat, cold, humidity, dust, shock and vibration. BIWIN’s H6201 half-slim SSD utilizes a SATAII (3 GB/s) interface to facilitate high I/O throughput, including multiple data streams suitable for video and graphics.
With a maximum power consumption of less than 1 watt (0.97 W active, 0.33 W idle), the H6201 uses no system fan resources for cooling, resulting in lower energy costs and quieter operation. The H6201 is rated at 2,000,000 hours mean time between failures (MTBF).
BIWIN’s H6201 utilizes MLC synchronous NAND flash to attain (ATTO) sequential reads and writes of 238 MB/s and 85 MB/s, respectively. The H6201 will be available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. This range of capacities allows great flexibility in digital sign design, covering the gamut from complex to simple and lower-cost.
To ensure data integrity, BIWIN utilizes advanced technologies including dynamic / static wear-leveling, dynamic bad block management and error code correction (ECC). The H6201 is compatible with Windows (7, Vista, XP), Win2003 and Linux (Fedora14). BIWIN’s product page for the H6201 can be viewed here.