Impressively fast and reliable: Swissbit X-500 Series Industrial SATA II SSD

Bronschhofen, Switzerland – With the Industrial SATA II SSD (solid state drive) of the X-500 Series, Swissbit AG is extending its successful INDUSTRIAL 2.5" SSD product line. This 2.5-inch storage solution achieves data rates on SATA II of up to 260MB/sec and an impressive 15,000 IOPS with 4k random accesses. In addition to this are features such as NCQ, TRIM, the ATA security set and in-field update. To ensure the absolute reliability of the power fail protected X-500 Series, Swissbit combines sophisticated mechanisms and augments these with the S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring, analysis and reporting technology) protocol, the lifetime monitoring tool or SDK and an efficient BCH-ECC (error correction code) unit.

The X-500 Series is available in storage densities from 16GB to 512 GB as SLC (single level cell) and in MLC (multi level cell) versions. For demanding applications, the SLC solution guarantees data preservation of ten years, the MLC version five years according to the JEDEC standard. The X-500 SSDs can be used in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C and afford a high level of shock and vibration resistance. As for all Swissbit storage solutions, the long-term availability and a fixed BOM also apply for the X-500 Series.

With in-house system and storage specialists, besides design-in support, Swissbit also provides local FAE support including lifecycle simulations and application optimizations in the target system with highly advanced stress tests and joint qualification.

Swissbit will be presenting its X-500 Series for the first time at “electronica”, before the start of production in April 2013.

About Swissbit (www.swissbit.com):
Swissbit is the largest DRAM memory module and Flash storage device manufacturer in Europe. Created from a management buyout of the Siemens HL Business Unit in 2001, Swissbit has today facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Swissbit offers industrial DRAM memory modules in all popular technologies and Flash industrial storage product families including SSD (SATA and PATA interfaces), m-SATA, slim-SATA, CFast, CF, SD, uSD, MMC and USB. All Swissbit products meet highest quality criteria and RoHS and REACh directives. The target markets for the Swissbit products are industrial electronics, automotive, railway technology, wired telecommunications, medical electronics as well as aerospace/defense. Additional company and product information is available at www.swissbit.com.

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