Industrial mSATA SSD
The mSATA (or Mini-SATA) form factor, was first introduced in 2009 by SATA-IO and intended as a new drive format for netbooks, laptops and other slim devices that required solid state storage in a much smaller footprint than a 2.5” SSD. The MO-300 mechanical standard, managed by JEDEC, includes an integrated edge connector similar in appearance to mini PCIe, but with SATA connectivity.
While mSATA began as a commercial form factor, it quickly gained traction for embedded applications, due to its small size, low power consumption, performance, ruggedness and availability in industrial configurations. Now that compute designs have moved to newer form factors and higher performance interfaces, mSATA has become more of a legacy product. Delkin continues to support mSATA through a variety of product offerings – in both SLC and MLC flash options, in capacities ranging from 4GB to 1TB, in commercial and industrial operating temperatures.
With regard to the SATA (an abbreviation for Serial AT Attachment) interface, revision 1.0 was introduced in 2003 with a maximum theoretical data rate of 1.5 Gbits/second. Revision 2.0 followed in 2004 with a transfer rate of 3.0 Gbits/second, and in 2008, Revision 3.0 increased the theoretical performance to 6.0 Gbits/second.
Delkin offers industrial-grade mSATA SSD’s supporting SATA revision 3.0 (backward compatible to 2.0 / 1.0) in both SLC and MLC flash options – offering endurance and cost options to match the specific needs of any embedded application.
Industrial SSD Customization Options
Delkin Industrial mSATA SSD’s can be customized to suit your application or host specific parameters. Requests for custom labeling, packaging, data loading, unique formatting and over-provisioning, conformal coating, additional testing, special screening, and more can be easily accommodated.