Solid-state drives target enterprise system OEM applications -

Solid-state drives target enterprise system OEM applications


Aliso Viejo, Calif.—SiliconSystems Inc. said it is developing Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard(MMC) and Serial ATA (SATA) interfaced SiliconDrive II Blade product families to address the growing market demand for solid-state drives (SSDs) in this new form factor.

SiliconDrive II Blade is a flexible, advanced solid-state storage product in a small form factor designed to meet the requirements of enterprise system OEMs. SiliconDrive II Blade is based on SiliconSystems' next-generation storage platform that offers faster read/write speeds and enhanced performance and reliability to address critical OEM design considerations such as storage system endurance, elimination of drive corruption and the ability to forecast useable life.

SiliconSystems developed its SiliconDrive II Blade product families to provide greater design flexibility to OEMs seeking to use the Universal Serial Bus (USB), SD, MMC or SATA interfaces for enterprise system applications in the netcom, industrial, embedded computing, data center, military and medical markets.

Pricing: $90 in OEM quantities.
Availability: SiliconDrive II USB Blade products are shipping now in capacities up to 4- Gbytes. SiliconDrive II Blade products featuring the SD, MMC and SATA interfaces will be available for volume shipment in the first quarter of 2009.


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