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SanDisk launch 19nm U110 Solid State Drive (SSD)

29th July 2013 17:46:04

SanDisk U110 solid state drives (SSDs) push your mobile devices to the frontiers of technology. the U110 SSD is a compact, cost-efficient, and fast storage solution for today's Ultrabooks and tablets; and it is ideal for best-in-class dual-drive caching solutions. End users will love the combination of fast data access, reliable performance, and low power consumption. Wide range of capacities up to 128GB** Slumber-mode power consumption as low as 17mW, DevSlp 5.5mW** Rugged SSD performance ideal for mobile use Enhanced end-user experience

CF2SCSI SCSI Bridge provides drop-in, solid state replacement for ageing and failing SCSI drives in legacy telecommunications equipment

22nd June 2012 16:57:35

Solid State Disks Ltd, the advanced storage systems design, development and integration specialist, has launched the CF2SCSI SCSI Bridge drive which solves the growing and increasingly expensive problem of repairing or replacing ageing and failing SCSI-based hard disk (HDD), magneto optical (MO), tape and floppy (FDD) drives on legacy telecommunications equipment. The SCSI Bridge drive provides a low-cost, solid state drive replacement that enables CompactFlash cards to be seen as SCSI drives by the host system. The CF2SCSI SCSI Bridge drive combines proven SCSI drive architectures (SASI, SCSI-1, SCSI-2) with industry-standard, solid state CompactFlash card technology to provide a highly reliable, solid state drop-in replacement for any style of SCSI-based drive including hard disk, magneto optical, tape and floppy drives. Importantly, SCSI Bridge is completely programmable, enabling the SCSI driver implementation nuances of all equipment manufacturers to be fully emulated. The CF2SCSI SCSI Bridge solution applies to a broad range of legacy telecommunications equipment used in landline exchange and cellular basestation telecommunications applications. SCSI Bridge drives are available as replacements for most telecommunications SCSI drives including those found in Nortel DMS family, Alcatel (E10, S12, DACS), Ericsson (AXE10), Fujitsu (F150), Lucent (5ESS), Marconi, NEC (Neax), Nokia, Nortel, Siemens (EWSD), Titan, Itatel UT100 and Tropico equipment. SCSI Bridge drives are also available to emulate SCSI hard disk drives (3.5 inch, 5.25 inch), magneto optical drives (Fujitsu, Sony, Ricoh, Jazz, ZIP, Bernoulli), tape drives (Pertec half-inch, QIC quarter-inch DAT, DLT 3490) and floppy drives (TEAC). Full programmability also enables other custom SCSI Bridge emulations to be easily developed. The SCSI Bridge drive currently supports CompactFlash drives up to 256GB and utilizes a 3.5 inch form factor (or larger 5.25 inch form factor). It is available in two package types either with no externally removable card as a hard disk replacement or with an externally removable CompactFlash card slot as magneto optical, Jazz, ZIP, tape or floppy drive replacement. Microcode is field-upgradeable via the integral RS-232 serial interface which also enables real-time diagnostics to be undertaken. Board power is only 5V and there is an optional add-on display and push-button user interface for use with the tape package.

Reactive Group passes our 18th year of NQA ISO 9001: 2008

13th July 2011 16:32:26

Reactive Group are please to announce that for the 18th year in a row we have successfully passed our NQA ISO 9001: 2008 audit! Customers & suppliers can have confidence in SSD as a quality driven organisation

ISO 9001:2008 is underpinned by eight management principles:

What are the benefits of working with SSD ltd - an NDQ ISO9001:2008 organisation

TITAN Series End Of Life Notifiaction (EOL)

28th April 2011 14:06:08

APRO announced officially EOL for TITANS Series Products;

Titans Series (3S Controller) Products -
1) Industrial CompactFlash Card
2) Industrial PCMCIA ATA Card
3) Industrial micro IDE Flash (MIF) Module
4) Industrial Metal Rugged 1.8-inch PATA (IDE) SSD
5) Industrial Rugged Metal 2.5-inch PATA (IDE)
6) Industrial Rugged Metal 1.8-inch SATA I SSD
7) Industrial Rugged Metal 2.5-inch SATA I SSD

This decision was based on 3S Controllers (TITANS Series) of its incompatibility to the upgrade new generation Flash IC, also as an aged controller there will be no further development and support to this case. The alternative solutions will be the Hyperstone Controller (HERMIT Series) products and JMicron Controller (HERMES Series) products, both have reached the industrial application standard with higher performance and reliability.

Furthermore, there will be no alternative solution for TITANS Series 1.8-inch PATA (IDE) SSD, due to low market demand and low unit shipment volume.

We hope this advance notice would provide you with sufficient time for you to arrange for the change. If you have any questions about this End of Life Notification, please contact your APRO account manager APRO.

NAND supply to be 30% down in May, says JP Morgan

30th March 2011 13:34:08

Please refer to the following link Electronics Weekly 24th March Article The supply of NAND flash will be down around 30% in two months time, according to investment bankers JP Morgan.

April 2011 ESG Video Review of Coraid EtherDrive

28th March 2011 11:11:15

Please refer to the following link ESG Video Review of Coraid EtherDrive April 2011 ESG Video Review of Coraid EtherDrive by Tony Palmer, Senior Engineer at ESG Lab reviews Coraid EtherDrive.

We continue to track Coraid with great interest. The attributes of an Ethernet SAN can certainly help to address the challenges that traditional storage now has in the face of advancing virtualization, increased data (and no slackening of user performance expectations!), and budgets that everyone wants to constrain. Of course, there are many great ideas and great small companies in the storage industry that never gain traction: but so far, so pretty darned good for Coraid, which raised $35M in funding and nearly tripled revenues in 2010.

ESG Lab Report on Coraid, March 2011 update

15th March 2011 13:03:16

Please refer to this ESG Lab Doc - March 2011 update from ESG Labs.

This validates Coraids increased performance of 1800+ MB/sec, the advanced capabilities of VSX, and our self-service storage capabilities in VMware environments.

More importantly, this update ties Coraid into the larger data center trends around Ethernet, scale-out architectures, and flexible virtualized infrastructure.

APRO launches BON Series ruggedised PATA SSDs

8th April 2010 16:30:33

Photocaption: APROs new BON Series ruggedised PATA SSDs with Fast Erase

Taipei, Taiwan - 15th March 2010. APRO, Taiwans leading manufacturer of industrial-grade NAND Flash storage devices, has extended its BON Series Solid State Drives (SSDs) with the addition of a range of Parallel ATA (PATA) SSDs.

The new BON Series PATA SSDs utilise SLC (single level cell) NAND Flash technology and are available in a 2.5 inch form factor, rugged, metal-encased package in data capacities of 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 GBytes.

All of the drives support the Fast Erase of media data that can either be hardware triggered or by software defined by ATA vendor code. Secure Erase is also available as a custom option.

The new BON Series PATA SSDs support both PIO-4 and UDMA-6 transfer modes delivering a maximum sequential read performance of 105 MBytes/sec with an average access time of 0.2 ms and a maximum sequential write performance of 100 MBytes/sec. The drives also provide compatibility with IDE and ATA/ATAPI-7 legacy specifications.

Ruggedised for use in harsh environments and ideally suited to embedded industrial, military and aerospace applications, the BON Series PATA drives support an extended operating temperature range of -40


8th April 2010 16:12:07

SSD family to offer increased ruggedness and reliability for mobile and desk-based users

Wareham, 16 February, 2010, Stonewood today launched its solid state drive (SSD) family, including an external Eclypt Freedom drive and an internal Eclypt drive, both of which will offer increased ruggedness and reliability for mobile and desk-based users. Customers can now choose between either rotating or SSD drives depending on their needs and individual requirements. The encrypted hard drives are the only ones which are CESG approved for use by the government.

"With 29 million people affected by data loss in 2009 and this figure set to increase this year, encrypting data has never been more important. SSD technology offers customers increased ruggedness, as with no moving parts it is inherently able to withstand more extreme conditions than rotating drives," commented Chris McIntosh, CEO Stonewood. "Our Eclypt internal and external drives are the only hardware solutions to offer CAPS accreditation for military and government use, thus making them the most secure and reliable SSD family available. By launching this range we are providing an essential capability for our customers and it will undoubtedly be of particular interest to our military community." Other advantages of SSD include fast data access, low power consumption (generating little heat), lighter weight, longer battery life and faster start-up. The external drive is available with capacities of 160GB and 256GB and the internal drive is available in capacities of 128GB and 256GB. The drives are manufactured by Intel and Toshiba.

The Eclypt drives are the first in a range of SSD products. Stonewood is developing an even more rugged member of the family for use in extreme environments that will be released later in the year. This product will be tested fully to industry standards with full verified vibration, temperature and shock specifications.

The internal Eclypt SSD drives are available immediately. The external Eclypt Freedom SSD 160GB drive is also available immediately with the 250GB drive available later this month. The SSD family pricing starts from

APRO at Embedded World 2010

18th January 2010 11:17:00

APRO at Embedded World 2010
2- 4 March 2010, Nurnberg, Germany Hall 9, Stand 326

Taipei, Taiwan - 5th January 2010. At Embedded World 2010, APRO (Hall9, Stand 326), Taiwans leading manufacturer of industrial-grade NAND flash storage devices, will further expand its fast-growing product portfolio with the launch of two new families of Solid State Drives (SSDs) for industrial and military embedded applications.

A new family of high capacity, high performance and high reliability 2.5 inch Serial ATA (SATA) SSDs will offer up to 256GB of single level cell NAND flash storage with a fast sequential write speed of up to 220MB/sec. A new family of high reliability 2.5 inch Parallel ATA (PATA) SSDs will offer up to 128GB of single level cell NAND flash storage with a sequential write speed of up to 95MB/sec.

In addition, APRO will showcase its complete range of industrial-grade NAND flash storage devices including SD cards, CompactFlash cards, PCMCIA cards, ruggedised and waterproof USB flash drives, 2.5 inch single and multi-level cell SATA SSDs, 2.5 inch IDE SSD, micro SATA SSD, CFast card, high capacity USB flash drive, SATA module, USB module and 1.8 inch ZIF SSD.

If you are attending or interested in attending please contact the sales team on

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