Storing captured sensor data forms a vital part of the Signal Chain. As rugged storage systems push both capacity and performance barriers, suppliers continue to roll out a variety of SSD and RAID systems.
JEFF CHILD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Tasked to manage and store massive amounts of data, technologies like memory arrays comprised of RAID module, rotating disks, SSD and sophisticated interfaces all provide vital solutions. Several simultaneous trends are influencing rugged storage developments. First there’s the move toward higher-capacity, higher-performance, external storage boxes or subsystems. These tend to be physically much large and heavy, but with densities that once require an entire room of disk arrays. At same time flash-based Solid State Drive (SSD) technology-combined with optimized storage controller architectures-have fueled the development of embedded storage blades that provide high levels of consistent performance, reliability and capacity.