SATA SSD Is Reliable And Secure

SMART High Reliability Solutions’ HRS-M4P 2.5” SATA solid-state drive (SSD) targets users requiring data security at altitudes of up to 80,000 feet. The unit is a security-rich, ruggedized, high-performance SSD loaded with data protection/elimination, environmental, and reliability features. Employing multi-level cell (MLC) technology, it meets mil-erase sequence standards solution.


Piggybacking off its predecessor, the HRS-M4, the HRS-M4P is available in capacities up to 2TB and specifies read/write performance of 500 MB/s and 260 MB/s respectively. The M4P is designed with key features including an industrial temperature operation of -40°C to +85°C and a rugged enclosure designed to protect against harsh elements while withstanding vibration and shock up to 1,500g. Design options include staking, conformal coating, leaded process, extended burn-in, and specialty firmware if the applications demands.

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Security features include AES 256b, write protection, and an external HW erase trigger. The M4P also features Mil erase sequencing that adheres to NSA-9-12, DoD NISPOM, and other specific NSA and armed forces security and encryption criteria. 


One of the most important features of the M4P is that it guards against single event upsets (SEUs) which can be a problem during high-altitude operations.  An SEU is a change of state in a device caused by one single ionizing particle striking a sensitive node in a micro-electronic device.  This is commonly known as a “bit-flip” which can cause an error in device output or operation. For additional information, checkout the HRS-M4 and HRS-M4P datasheets.

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