With improvements in NAND flash memory technology, capacities are getting larger and larger. While in the past top-end memory bordered at 1 and 2GB, capacities are now surpassing 8 and 16GB. Accordingly, mainstream capacities for SSDs grown also from 16 and 32GB up to 128 and 256GB. Although the drive capacity is increasing, PE cycles (the key factor related to reliability) is decreasing from 10K cycles to 3K. For industrial applications that require smaller capacities and higher reliability, only SLC products are available to answer the need. But the costs associated with this configuration are too prohibitive.
ADATA’s proprietary “A+SLC” technology answers the need for both reliability and cost-reduction. ADATA's A+SLC combines a customized form of NAND flash firmware with an A+ sorting algorithm to emulate an SLC-like behavior. A+SLC is highly reliable, provides excellent data integrity while delivering the best cost/performance balance available on today’s SSD memory market.