SMART High Reliability Solutions (SMART HRS), a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings (NASDAQ: SGH), and 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 the availability of its new HRS-M4, a 1TB, 2.5in SATA SSD with Opal 2.0.

The M4 is one of SMART HRS’ most feature rich SSD’s yet, boasting resistance to extreme temperatures, ruggedisation, gold plating, and a multitude of security options.

The new MLC-based HRS-M4 is available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and one terabyte, and has a read / write performance of 500MB/s and 260MB/s respectively. The M4 is designed for land and sea applications with key features such as an industrial temperature operation of -40°C to 85°C, a highly ruggedised enclosure designed to protect against adverse elements while withstanding vibration and shock up to 1,500g. Design options include Opal 2.0, staking, conformal coating, leaded process, extended burn-in and specialist firmware if the applications demands.

In addition to Opal 2.0, security features include AES 256b, write protection, and an external HW erase trigger. The M4 also features Mil erase sequencing that adheres to NSA-9-12, DoD NISPOM, and other specific NSA and armed forces security and encryption criteria.

“While SMART HRS designs SSDs with a focus on a variety of applications, some very specific,” said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS.

“We believe customers will get an enormous amount of flexibility out of the new M4 as it is one of the most comprehensive, MLC SSD’s we’ve ever introduced.”

Review and compare the new HRS-M4 product specifications, feature sets, capabilities and more versus SMART HRS’ entire product line by viewing the Product Comparison Chart, which lists all of SHRS’ product specifications and attributes.

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