SMART HRS releases new 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 new eight terabyte (TB) HRS-M1HC 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The HRS-M1HC is the latest in a growing product portfolio of highly ruggedised, reliable and secure SSDs from SMART HRS. The M1HC is designed for land, air and sea applications where collecting and storing large amounts of mission critical information is essential.

SMART’s new HRS-M1HC builds on its predecessor the HRS-M1, leveraging all of the ruggedness and performance features of the M-Series product line, and is available in capacities of 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB. The 8TB drive comes in a high-strength industrial design 9.5mm enclosure, while the 1TB, 2TB and 4TB drives are housed in the same but a more compact 7mm enclosure that addresses the size, weight and density requirements of more standardised applications. Its fast sequential read speed of 520GB/s and write speed of 500MB/s makes it a perfect candidate for many demanding defence, industrial automation, transportation, medical and telecommunication applications.

The HRS-M1HC also operates at altitudes of up to 100,000ft and is rich with additional features such as error correction, encryption capabilities, protection against data corruption and self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T.) attributes. Using cost-effective MLC NAND Flash, the HRS-M1HC has an MTBF rating of 1.5M hours.

Other key features include industrial temperature operation of -40°C to 85°C, highly ruggedised enclosure designed to protect against harsh elements while withstanding shock and vibration up to 1,000g. Along with Opal 2.0 compliance, the customer also has the option to write protect or trigger erase sequences depending on the application. Additionally, there are several different data elimination and data protection protocols available in the HRS-M1HC.

"The HRS-M1HC extends our M-Series product line, giving our customers in the military and industrial markets a cost-effective, high-density option for specialised applications," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS.

"The M1HC is one of the most comprehensive, security-laden SSDs available from SMART HRS. The fact that we provide it in an MLC-based drive gives customers additional flexibility when choosing a solution that best fits their need."