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Mass storage module supports SATA, CompactFlash

Posted: 01 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SATA HDD? CompactFlash drives? mass storage modules?

Concurrent Technologies' AdvancedMC mass storage module

Concurrent Technologies has developed the AdvancedMC (AMC) mass storage module supporting either two 2.5-inch serial ATA HDDs or two CompactFlash drives. Raid 0 and Raid 1 support is also available.

The AM 600/20x is designed to add user-definable mass-storage drives into a double-width full-size or mid-size AMC slot in a system, such as a MicroTCA in which functionality, power, space and cost are key elements. The AM 600/20x AMC form factor is compatible with the open-standards AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA system architectures.

Applications include telecommunications, defense, aerospace and medical markets. The two onboard 2.5-inch serial ATA drives connect directly to the AMC.3 Type S2 (port 2 and port 3) connections in the AM 600/20x's common options region. There are also options to fit a single HDD or enable the system integrator to fit their own drives. The SATA interface supports transfer rates up to 150MBps per drive. The interface is also compatible with Raid 0 and Raid 1 systems; complex Raid systems can be supported with multiple boards.

Alternatively, there is the option for two onboard CompactFlash sites. Both sites connect, via Serial ATA to Parallel ATA interfaces, to the AMC.3 Type S2 (port 2 and port 3) connections in the AM 600/20x's common options region. The interface transfer rates depend upon the access speed of the CompactFlash module fitted, typically up to 33MBps.

The AM 600/20x is designed in compliance to AMC.0 (including full hot swap and IPMI capabilities) and can operate with an appropriate single board computer AMC module like the Concurrent Technologies' PR AMC/33x AMC Intel Pentium M processor module or the AM 100/20x AMC Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor module.

The AM 600/20x is compatible with all major commercial or embedded operating systems.

Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.

- Ismini Scouras

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