M-Systems 90GB Flash Disk

M-Systems today released a new solid-state flash disk with Ultra ATA interface in a 2.5″ disk casing up to 90GBytes costing about $40,000 USD. The disk is targeted to military operations, who else could really afford this?

The FFD 2.5″ Ultra ATA is an ATA-6 flash disk with an interface speed of 100MB/s, supporting Ultra DMA 5 transfer mode. The Ultra ATA complies with the MIL-STD 810F and NEBS level-3 standards and is capable of operating at high altitudes, through extreme shocks and vibrations and at high temperatures common in industrial applications.

Designed to provide top data integrity for such applications as military, aerospace, telecommunication and video servers, the Ultra ATA incorporates M-Systems’ TrueFFS flash management system, wear leveling and bad-block managements with endurance of 5,000,000 write/erase cycles. To support data security requirements, the FFD 2.5″ Ultra ATA incorporates fast security erase and sanitize (purge) features complying with security guidance from the Department of Defense, National Security Agency, US Air Force, US Army and the US Navy.

“The FFD 2.5″ Ultra ATA provides five times the performance of the FFD IDE Plus and is designed for applications that need the fastest read write rates such as video recording,” said Ofer Tsur, M-Systems’ marketing manager for FFD products. “The ability to offer higher capacities in slimmer casing makes the FFD Ultra ATA an ideal solution for rugged laptops, tactical computers and other demanding applications.”

M-Systems’ FFD 2.5″ Ultra ATA product line up to 90GB is available now.


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