Virtium Expands Industrial-Storage Portfolio with New PATA SSDs

Highly Durable 2.5” Parallel ATA Solid-State Drives Ideal for HDD Replacement in Rugged Industrial Legacy PATA Applications

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.--()--Virtium, a solutions-driven provider of industrial solid-state drive (SSD) storage and memory products, today announced a new line of 2.5-inch Parallel ATA (PATA) SSDs for industrial applications. The new Virtium TuffDrive® PATA SSDs, featuring capacities from 8GB to 256GB, are built to tolerate extreme temperatures (from -40C to 85C) and withstand shocks and vibrations that could otherwise compromise data integrity. The drives’ standard form factor, wide capacity range, and durability provide system designers with ideal drop-in SSDs to replace less-efficient hard disk drives (HDDs) in rugged industrial environments, while addressing a significant installed user base of PATA storage.

“Industrial-systems storage – in telecommunications, embedded computing, military/aerospace, and automotive applications, for example – presents distinct challenges for storage leaders such as Virtium,” said Scott Phillips, vice president of marketing at Virtium. “We addressed these challenges by focusing our resources on SSDs that exceed the stringent requirements of rugged industrial designs. And that focus led us to develop this new line of PATA SSDs, designed and built for environments where hard disk drives and less durable solid-state storage simply aren’t up to the task.”

Virtium’s new PATA SSDs feature:

-- Parallel ATA, the latest iteration of the industry-standard storage interface

-- 2.5-inch form factor, making for smooth drop-in replacement of standard HDDs

-- Capacities more suitable for industrial applications, including booting, data logging, and code storage

-- Virtium vtGuard® technology to protect against data lost due to unexpected power loss

-- Virtium’s proven SSD technology for optimal reliability and compatibility

-- Support for Virtium vtView® SSD monitoring and reporting software

-- Adherence to RoHS and worldwide hazardous-substance compliance standards

Contact Information

For more information on and to order the SSDs, call 888.847.8486 or email

Virtium is a leading supplier of industrial-grade storage and memory solutions for the world’s top OEMs. For nearly two decades, it has designed and built its products in the USA, fortified by a global network of sales and support locations. Virtium’s world-class technology and unsurpassed customer support result in superior industrial embedded solutions for our interconnected world.

TuffDrive, vtGuard, StorFly and vtView are registered trademarks of Virtium.


CommonGround Communications, for Virtium
Jerry Steach, 415-222-9996

Release Summary

Virtium is rolling out a new line of 2.5-inch PATA SSDs for industrial applications. The drives feature capacities from 8GB to 256GB, temperature tolerances from -40C to 85C, and shock resistance.


CommonGround Communications, for Virtium
Jerry Steach, 415-222-9996