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Smart Modular: Rugged SSDs

SMART Modular Technologies, Newark, Calif., in October unveiled its Xcel-200 2.5-inch SATA SSD. The SLC NAND Flash-based Xcel-200 SSDs are available in capacity points from 60 GBs to 240 GBs.

The new SSDs feature sequential reads and writes at up to 500 MBs per second, and offer such reliability features as a backup power circuit to prevent data loss in the event of unplanned power interruptions and internal flash redundancy to protect against flash block failures.

The Xcel-200 are ruggedized to meet MIL-STD-810 to operate in high shock and vibration applications at industrial operating temperatures of -40 degrees to +85 degrees Celsius. They are also certified for operation at altitudes up to 80,000 ft.

Volume production is expected to start this quarter.

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