SMART introduces persistent memory capabilities to M-series

SMART High Reliability Solutions (‘SMART HRS’), a provider of current and next-generation, solid-state storage solutions specialising in ruggedised, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) for defence, aerospace and industrial markets, has recently introduced its HRS-M2 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s SSD with pFail (power failure) data protection capability.

The HRS-M2 leverages all of the ruggedness and performance features of its sister product, the HRS-M1, making it the ideal storage solution for many demanding defence, industrial automation, transportation, medical and telecommunication applications. The M2 has been successfully sampled with key customers and is now available in volume quantities to qualified customers.

SMART’s new HRS-M2 SSD combines unique power loss detection and hold-up circuitries with an advanced controller firmware algorithm to flush in-flight data from volatile cache to NAND Flash memory in order to safeguard data against corruption and / or loss during an SPL event. Mission critical applications can benefit from SMART’s pFail technology to ensure an SPL event does not cause system failure or loss of user data.

The HRS-M2 is loaded with additional features such as long data retention, error correction, encryption capabilities, protection against data corruption and Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) attributes.

Building on the accomplishments of SMART HRS’s long line of COTS products and SSDs for the defence industry, the HRS-M2 SSD delivers performance metrics of 525MB/s sequential read and 500MB/s sequential write speeds while delivering 70K IOPS and 50K IOPS, respectively, during random operation. Using cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash and a MTBF of 2M hours, the HRS-M2 is available in capacities up to 1.92TB.

Packaged in a high-strength, industrial designed enclosure to protect it from harsh elements, the M2 is designed and tested per MIL-STD-810 to operate in high shock and vibration applications at industrial operating temperatures of -40°C to 85°C. It is also certified for operation at altitudes up to 80,000ft.

"The HRS-M2 is another brick in the foundation of our focus on providing highly ruggedised, reliable and secure solid-state storage solutions, one which we are proud to include in our product offering," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS.

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