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Embedded SSD incorporates JEDEC form factor

Posted: 06 May 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SSD? solid-state? storage?

Smart Modular Technologies Inc. introduces the XceedIOPS iSATA Slim solid-state storage module, the latest addition to the company's serial ATA (SATA) line of embedded solid-state storage products. Smart Modular was an early adopter of the SATA Slim form factor with its previously released XceedLite iSATA Slim.

Since then, JEDEC has formally released its MO-297-A standard, the features of which Smart Modular has combined with enhanced performance to create XceedIOPS iSATA Slim. The standard mechanical design makes the product targets a variety of OEM storage applications that require multisourcing procurement strategies, design interoperability and rapid time to market. SMART Modular's XceedIOPS iSATA Slim aims to benefit space-constrained embedded applications such as ATCA, IPC, blades, networking and point-of-service machines.

 XceedIOPS iSATA Slim

The XceedIOPS iSATA Slim was designed using industrial-grade single level cell (SLC) flash for high reliability and performance. According to the company, compared to client-grade solutions that use consumer multilevel cell (cMLC) flash, the SLC-based XceedIOPS iSATA Slim delivers up to 30x longer life. Reliability is further enhanced by the SSD's whole-drive static wear leveling, advanced error detection/correction circuitry and built-in support for self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T.).

Many OEMs exclusively specify standards-based products, and Smart Modular's SSD conforms to the latest JEDEC standard for slim drives. With a physical size approximately 25 percent that of a 2.5-inch drive, the new storage device is supplied in an SFF-8156 (39x54mm) package that is only 4mm thick. Available with capacity of up to 64GB, the XceedIOPS iSATA Slim is optimized for use as embedded storage or as a boot device in a broad range of telecommunications, data communications, industrial, and computing applications. The XceedIOPS iSATA Slim represents a space-saving, low cost plug-and-play alternative to 2.5-inch HDDs and SSDs.

The low-power SSD features typical power consumption of 0.5W at +5VDC, demonstrating noiseless operation and zero seek time. In addition, the XceedIOPS iSATA Slim supports automatic 5V/3.3V input power selection. Designed for superior performance, it handles more than 120/115MB/s sequential throughput and 14K/1.4K IOPS, read/write.

The Smart XceedIOPS iSATA Slim is sampling now with production quantities currently available.

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