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Rugged. Controlled. SATA Storage.

Serial ATA (or SATA) was first introduced in 2003, offering several advantages over the predominant Parallel ATA (or PATA) interface, such as reduced cabling requirements, hot swapping capabilities, and most notably, faster and more efficient data transfer.  First generation industrial SATA 1.0 has a maximum data transfer rate of 1.5 Gb/s, and SATA 2.0 increased transfer rates to 3 Gb/s, while also adding Native Command Queuing (NCQ) capability.  In 2009, the SATA 3.0 standard was released, increasing the theoretical transfer rate to 6 Gb/s to address the needs of video streaming and other high data rate applications.  In addition to performance, SATA is also the platform for the most comprehensive set of security and erase standards available.  SATA has completely replaced PATA in consumer computers, and has migrated into the industrial embedded space, although there are many legacy industrial hosts still using CompactFlash cards as the storage medium.  The SATA interface has the most form factor options available, giving users great flexibility when selecting a storage product – and Delkin offers products ranging from the traditional 1.8” and 2.5” HDD form factors to small uncased drives such as mSATA, mini mSATA (MO-300B), SlimSATA (MO-297), as well as removable CFast cards.   The specifications for the industrial SATA interface are managed by SATA-IO (www.sata-io.org), however the standards for the various SATA form factors are governed by multiple organizations.

SATA Devices


Delkin Devices’ S218 1.8” SATA SSD is the ideal HDD replacement for embedded applications, delivering industrial temperature storage in a compact SFF-8144** compliant form factor.

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For legacy SATA designs with a standard 2.5” HDD or SSD slot (SFF-8201 form factor*) the Delkin Devices’ S225 delivers a controlled industrial solution in two flash grades and a wide range of capacities.

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mSATA (MO-300B)

When a SATA-based design calls for a board-level storage solution, the mSATA (JEDEC MO-300B standard) is the true embedded option selected by many engineers.

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Mini mSATA (MO-300B Mini)

For real estate constrained hosts needing a true embedded SATA storage module, Mini mSATA (JEDEC MO-300B Mini standard) is the ideal solution, delivering up to 64GB of SLC or 128GB of MLC in less than 8 cm2 (1.25 in2.)

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SlimSATA (MO-297)

Utilizing the same connector as a standard 2.5” HDD or SSD, the uncased SlimSATA form factor (conforming to the JEDEC MO-297 standard) is an excellent alternative for embedded applications not restricted to the mechanical outline of a traditional hard drive.

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For embedded platforms which have used CompactFlash as a boot drive or other storage medium, and now face a migration from PATA to SATA due to a processor change, CFast is a logical choice for new designs.

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