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Solid State Disks

Solid State Disk Storage Solutions and Data Storage Emulators

The Granary, Hose Hill,
RG7 4BB Other,
United Kingdom

Solid State Disks, based in the UK, is a market leader for providing solutions for military and defence storage requirements.

We provide reactive design and development for bespoke storage disk and tape emulators for legacy computer installations. These have included recent MoD projects such as:

  • Hermes disk emulator in conjunction with BA Systems and the Greek Army
  • Watchman radar 8in disk and floppy emulators in conjunction with Alenia Marconi
  • Programme-loading tape-drive emulator for Nimrod surveillance aircraft in conjunction with BAE
  • SCSI bridge emulator for simulators with BAE
  • Flash disk supply for Nimrod aircraft direct to the MOD
  • Supply of disk emulators for Legacy DPS6 computer for British Energy Heysham


The acquisition of M-Systems by SanDisk for $1 billion is now complete and approved by the SEC. This has extended our product range and further
reduced the price of the mil grade solid-state disks used to replace
vulnerable rotating hard disks in rugged and mission-critical computing
systems (e.g., UAV, vehicle, man carried).

The new 5000 series low cost
‘commercial’ SSD products also now easily exceed hard-disk performance,
reliability, life and environmental tolerance.

The 64GB variant of the low-cost SSD5000 UATA (PATA) and SATA product range for rugged
laptops, as offered by DELL and approved by Microsoft® WHQL for Vista, increases to 256GB
(shortly POA). The new CF5000 industrial grade fast compact flash
device has also recently been launched.

We believe it is important that IPTs, primary contractors and
customers are aware of the operational advantages this technology can
now offer, including a reduced cost of end-use ownership when compared to
rotating hard disk or tape.

Solid State Disks is SanDisk’s military partner in the UK for
innovative rugged electronic solid-state disks based on flash memory.
The Fast Flash Disk (FFD) product family provides drop-in replacements for
mechanical serial ATA, Ultra ATA/IDE and wide Ultra320 SCSI flash drives,
available in standard 1.8in, 2.5in and 3.5in form factors with
capacities ranging from 128MB to 352GB, burst performance up to 320MB/s
and read and write performance up to 45MB/s.

Designed for systems that require highly reliable data-storage operating
under harsh environmental conditions, FFD is the perfect storage
solution for military and aerospace, tactical computers, and rugged
laptops, telecommunications, blade servers and computing systems.

SanDisk FFDs have been integrated by designers since 1997 as a storage
solution for data recorders, moving maps, sonar, radar, fire control
systems, black boxes, C4ISR, airborne reconnaissance systems, rugged
laptops, tactical computers, routers and gateways, blade servers,
workstations and servers in air forces, navies and armies worldwide.


Solid State Disks are recognised as a leader in the field of upgrading data storage for mid-size, legacy computer systems. Because the storage drive unit is typically the least reliable element, Reactive’s products and systems can prolong the life of aging
computer systems.

By upgrading your present drive to Solid State Disks’ state-of-the-art SCSI based emulation systems you can utilise modern features such as off-line high-speed disk copy, backup to Jazz, DAT tape, or Magneto-Optical (MO) disk. On-line copy, internal
mirroring, and other RAID techniques are also available.

These data storage products are ideally suited for upgrading mini, mainframe, and real-time computer systems. Due to limitations in the original software or hardware, these systems are often unable to migrate to later computer platforms and storage


Solid State Disks’ Tiger Product Group specialises in design of bespoke emulators on all aspects of advanced data storage. Recent products include the Nimrod programming load unit to replace aging ¼in tape drives with flash disk technology, having to
design the interfaces to connect to 20-year interfaces for radar and CTS interfaces.

The Tiger Group’s COTS products include a range of solid-state disks (flash and SRAM based), solid-state recorders and disk emulators for use in sensitive applications where speed, ruggedness, reliability, predictability and data security are the
dominant concerns.

Sandisk Launches Solid-State Drives for Ultra Low-Cost PC’s

SanDisk Corporation today introduced a line of flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSDs) that are designed for an emerging new category of portable consumer electronics – called Ultra Low-Cost PCs (ULCPC) or “netbooks” – that allow users to have an enhanced experience while easily surfing the


SANDISK's "Cruzer" USB secure memory stick product with 256bit AES hardware encryption (literature and pricing on request) is now certified to the FIPS 140-2 standard. The "Cruzer" is ideal for storing sensitive data and protecting organisations against the security implications of devi


Reactive Data is now the UK Distributor for ACT/Technico and have unveiled a new high performance COTS graphics PMC, the IC-GRA-PMCa. Built around the Carmine MB86297 GPU, which is the third generation of high-end graphics products developed by Fujitsu; the new IC-GRA-PMCa is an IEEE 1386-compl

Reactive Introduce New Encrypted USB

Our latest "Cruzer" USB secure memory stick product with 256bit AES hardware encryption (literature and pricing on request) is now certified to the FIPS 140-2 standard. The "Cruzer" is ideal for storing sensitive data and protecting organisations against the security implications of de

Sandisk Launches Solid State Drive for Low-Cost PC Market

SanDisk uSSD 5000 solid state drive is an inexpensive embedded module which substitutes for costlier hard disks and will be used in the Intelpowered classmate PC Joining global efforts to bring affordable personal computers to millions of people in developing nations, SanDisk&#

Sandisk Launches 64GB Solid State Drives

Sandisk launches 64GB solid state drives for notebook pieces, meeting needs for higher capacity New Products on Display at Computex 2007, Taiwan's International Information Technology Show Reaching for the optimal level of memory storage for laptop computers, S

SCSI 1 Disk Drives replaced by Compact Flash Emulator / Bridge

Reactive's CF2SCSI SCSI bridge allows compact flash cards of up to 16GBytes to be attached to a regular SCSI business. It will be seen as a SCSI drive by the host computer. One SCSI bridge can emulate many SASI,SCSI-1, or SCSI-2 drives and can be programmed to suit the host systems requirement.<