If you have an entertainment system in your car, why not go whole hog and upgrade it with a specially designed Super Talent DuraDrive AT7 SSD. Unfortunately you will be hard pressed to find one as they will generally be sold directly to the auto manufacturers but The SSD Review's look at it is interesting because it is the first look at Silicon Motion's new SM2246EN 6Gbps 4 channel controller. The ATTO results when connected to an X99 motherboard were impressive, peaking at 554MB/s read and 446MB/s write. It will be interesting to see which manufacturers install this in their vehicles and what usage scenarios would require this kind of throughput.
"Every now and then, we are fortunate to have SSDs reach our bench that one might not normally find within every day PC systems or servers. Our review today of the Super Talent DuraDrive AT7 SSD is just that; a SSD fully intended for the automobile industry, and more specifically In-vehicle Infotainment Systems."
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It better be cheaper than a
It better be cheaper than a standard 2.5 inch SSD, as they can handle the car environments with no problem.
The entry level SSD’s use slow controllers which do not really get hot, and with many SOC’s being able to easily handle 80+C, it will be a better choice to use one of those in a car.
If there is a moisture concern,, then the casing can either be weather sealed, or conformal coating can be strayed onto the PCB.
Maybe the car also starts
Maybe the car also starts faster…
Good move piggybacking on
Good move piggybacking on NVIDIA’s automotive-centric CES presentations. “DuraDrive”? LOL Snake oil at its finest! As though this SSD is any more durable in intense conditions as any off-the-shelf SSD?
Custom CarPCs have been using SSDs since they came out. Before that, notebook HDDs were sufficient due to their higher-than-normal vibration tolerance. Even then, there weren’t a lot of failures.
For many cars this is totally
For many cars this is totally unnecessary as they work on SD cards.
Much bigger problem with many infotainment car systems is that they have been designed by someone who had never actually tried to use it whilst the car is moving. Skoda has a particularly bad example