Smart Modular Technologies announced a capacity upgrade to its SATA interface XceedUltraX and XceedSecure solid-state drive (SSD) product lines. Housed in a 2.5-in. form factor, the 16-mm high 256-Gbyte SSDs include all of the attributes of the current XceedUltraX and XceedSecure products. In addition, the new SSDs feature a Serial ATA (SATA) 3-Gbit/s interface, commercial (0°C to 70°C) and industrial (-40°C to 85°C) operating temperature ranges, high shock and vibration characteristics, and the full complement of EraSure protocols, including current defense and IRIG 106-07 data declassification standards on the XceedSecure versions.
Support for Smart Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) provides access to diagnostic information, such as drive temperature and spares monitoring, that can assist in predicting drive degradation. The XceedUltraX and XceedSecure SSDs comply with MIL-STD-810F environmental specifications for operating shock, vibration, humidity and altitude, and each drive passes a demanding eight-hour, full-temperature range burn-in test prior to shipment. More information can be obtained at www.smartm.com.