A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store nonvolatile data. Because these drives do not have any moving parts, they offer a significantly reduced risk of mechanical failure, resulting in improved system reliability. They can also withstand extreme shock, high altitude and vibration, and other harsh operation environments. This drive meets the requirements for a PXI or PXI Express controller to be rated as “extended temperature.”
Besides better tolerance for harsh operating environments and increased reliability, SSDs provide lower read and write seek times compared to standard rotating medium hard drives. This translates to higher sequential and random data read and write rates. Applications using SSDs experience faster application load times and overall test-time savings due to faster file I/O. An SSD fully emulates a traditional mechanical hard disk drive (HDD). This makes replacing the traditional HDD with an SSD in your current controller a quick and simple process.