SMART HRS announces new HRS-M1 MLC SSD

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, today announced its HRS-M1 2.5in SATA 6 gigabites per second (Gb/s) SSD. The M1 has been successfully sampled with key customers and is now available in volume quantities to qualified customers.

Emphasising the company’s exclusive focus on highly ruggedised, reliable and secure solid-state storage solutions, the HRS-M1 is packaged in a high strength, industrial designed enclosure to protect it from harsh elements. The M1 is designed and tested per MIL-STD-810 to operate in high shock and vibration applications at industrial operating temperatures of -40ºC to 85ºC. The HRS-M1 is also certified for operation at altitudes of up to 80,000ft.

"Our engineering teams have worked closely with our customers to identify their application requirements. We’ve then pushed the limits of design with solutions that exceed expectations. Whether it is performance, security or environmental based requirements, our products must always function at the highest level," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS.

On top of a greater than ten-year data retention at 25ºC, SMART HRS has incorporated a host of reliability features into the HRS-M1 starting with error correction capability that allows HRS-M1 to correct up to 28 bits for every 1,024 bytes, and end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (CRC) protection guards against data corruption along the entire data path, delivering an uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER) of 1×10-17.

The new HRS-M1 SSD utilises AES 256-bit encryption, which is designed to protect the data written to the drive. If the customer needs to do a quick erase it can be accomplished with the standard ATA-8 security erase function. The drive also features the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) attributes, which assists in monitoring the health of the drive.

Building on the accomplishments of SMART HRS’s long line of SSD products for the defence industry, the HRS-M1 SSD delivers performance metrics of 525 megabites per second (MB/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-M1 is available in capacities up to 1.92TB.