Mercury unveils new TRRUST-Stor SSD device for military environments

2 May 2018 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2018 14:50)

Mercury Systems has released its latest TRRUST-Stor secure solid state drive (SSD), which is available in host-accessible capacities of up to 256GB for use in embedded computing applications in forward-deployed defence environments.

Mercury unveils new TRRUST-Stor SSD device for military environments
Mercury’s TRRUST-Stor ball-grid array solid state drive (SSD). Credit: Mercury Systems Inc.

Mercury Systems has released its latest TRRUST-Stor secure solid state drive (SSD), which is available in host-accessible capacities of up to 256GB for use in embedded computing applications in forward-deployed defence environments.

The TRRUST-Stor device features triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory operating in single-level cell (SLC) mode combined with advanced BuiltSECURE algorithms in a ruggedised, ultra-compact ball-grid array (BGA) package.

SSD’s Armor 6 processor enables easy integration of certified cryptographic algorithms, encryption key purge, device sanitisation and non-thermal self-destruct capabilities into a single device.

The device is designed for on-board high-speed, secure storage in size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained environments such as aircraft, unmanned systems and mobile ground applications, as well as secure laptops and tablets.

“In addition, the company has embedded a suite of customisable self-destruct protocols that do not require chemical reactions or heat to be initiated and executed.”

Mercury Systems Microelectronics Secure Solutions Group vice-president and general manager Iain Mackie said: “Our new ultra-compact SSD device blends the most advanced commercial flash memory technology, our core expertise in advanced packaging and our new BuiltSECURE algorithms to deliver assured data integrity in harsh operating environments.

“It is our duty to deliver the best commercial technologies to the defence community without compromising security, performance or data integrity. We are proud to leverage Mercury’s next-generation business model to commercialise this innovation for our military forces around the world.”

The company has also custom-engineered a new variant of its Armor processor specially designed for its new memory technology, allowing it to operate in SLC mode for high reliability and long-term endurance while sustaining high-speed read / write operations.

In addition, the company has embedded a suite of customisable self-destruct protocols that do not require chemical reactions or heat to be initiated and executed.

In case the device is captured by enemies and reverse-engineering is attempted, the protocols safely cause it to become incapable of functioning.

The application engineering team from Mercury is ready to help customers integrate the new TRRUST-Stor SSD device into their complex embedded computing environments.