Rugged Data Storage
Micromax Technology supplies highly reliable, ultra-fast, rugged and secure data storage solutions. Our range of SSD and flash drive modules cater to customers with different needs, especially in industrial computing, mission critical, embedded computing and rugged server applications. Resilient in tough environments, our range of rugged data storage products are made to withstand harsh conditions such as strong vibrations and extreme temperatures.
The industrial grade solid state drives (SSDs) from Micromax Technology are designed to provide high performance, low power consumption, high reliability and high capacity. Our rugged data storage drives are available in an array of form factors, including 2.5″, 1.8″, and Half-Slim (MO-297), PCIe, mini PCIe. We also supply disk-on-chip (DOC) and disk-on-module (DOM) options. Optimised for high-throughput data transfers, our range of SSDs are ideal for telecom server, defence, transportation and industrial applications.
Our rugged data storage solutions are ISO9001 and ISO14001 compliant, as well as FCC, CE, MIC, RoHS and UL certified. This gives engineers confidence in the reliability of our drives.
Rugged Data Storage solutions can also be applied in environments such as Military, Transportation, Robotic systems, ATM and kiosk, Medical, Industrial automation, Enterprise computing, Mission-critical applications, Industrial PCs, Medical Imaging, Scientific Research, Aerospace/Aviation, UAV / Remote Drones, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, Missile Systems, Ground Combat Systems, Space Stations, Medical Equipment, Disaster Recovery, Government Systems, Oil Field / Mining, and other Rugged Computing.
Foremay, One of Micromax Technology’s supplier, provides storage options featuring advanced technology and manufacturing process controls. This results in highly reliable, ultra-fast and secured SSD and flash hard drives modules. Some major advanced technologies implemented in our range of solid state drive include:
1. Wear Levelling Technology
NAND flash has individually erasable blocks, each of which can be put through a finite number of erase cycles before becoming unreliable. This means that after a specific number of cycles for each block, the error rate can significantly increase. Unfortunately, in most cases, the flash media is not used evenly. In certain areas, such as for the file system, the data is updated more frequently than for other areas, and will wear out sooner in those areas. ‘Wear levelling’ mitigates this issue by arranging data so that erasures and re-writes are distributed evenly across the entire device. Thus, no single sector prematurely fails due to a high concentration of program/erase cycles. Foremay uses an advanced wear levelling algorithm, which can efficiently spread usage throughout the entire flash media area. By implementing both dynamic and static wear levelling algorithms, the life expectancy of the flash media can be improved significantly.
2. Error Detection / Correction
Foremay’s solid state drives implement the BCH ECC Algorithm which is one of the most powerful ECC algorithms in the industry. This algorithm can correct up to 12 random bit errors in each 512 byte area.
3. Bad Block Management
Bad blocks are blocks that contain one or more bits for which the reliability is not guaranteed. Bad blocks can occur when the flash is shipped or can develop during the usage.
Foremay implements an efficient bad block management algorithm into the solid state hard drive to detect factory produced bad blocks as well as those that develop over the lifetime of the device. This process is completely transparent to the user through the use of S.M.A.R.T. command tools, i.e., the user will not be aware of the existence of the bad blocks during operation.
4. S.M.A.R.T. Technology
S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. S.M.A.R.T. was developed by a number of major hard disk drive manufacturers to increase the reliability of hard drives. This technology enables the PC to predict the future failure of hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. has become an industry standard for hard drive manufacturers, and now S.M.A.R.T. has also been incorporated into Foremay’s SSDs. Through the S.M.A.R.T. system, our solid state disk incorporates a suite of advanced diagnostics that monitor the internal operation of the drive and provide an early warning for many types of potential problems. When a potential problem is detected, the SSD can be repaired or replaced before any data is lost or damaged. S.M.A.R.T. monitors SSD performance, detects faulty sectors, performs recalibration and CRC error correction, etc. For more information on Foremay’s S.M.A.R.T. implementation and command descriptions, please refer to our datasheet.
5. NCQ Technology
NCQ stands for Native Command Queuing technology. NCQ technology allows the drive to manage multiple outstanding commands more efficiently, which significantly increases concurrent access capability. It solves the concurrent access bottleneck associated with traditional HDDs in some high concurrent access applications such as on-line banking, on-line ticketing and VOD. As part of the latest Serial ATA specification, NCQ requires an NCQ-capable SSD and either a motherboard or a PCI adapter card with NCQ support. NCQ technology is incorporated into select SSDs from Foremay.
6. Other SSD Technologies
Other Foremay SSD technologies include compliance with RAID, power down protection for data writing, hot plug support, secure erase, hardware encryption, write protect and active garbage collection technologies that bring Foremay with the world’s Fastest SSD.
7. High Reliability Manufacturing Systems
Since enterprise, industrial and mission critical applications require much more reliable devices than typical consumer products, a more sophisticated production management system is necessary to meet commercial and industrial customers’ requirements. The key to providing reliable devices is a product traceability and failure analysis system. Foremay’s manufacturing systems are ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified. Our SSD products are FCC, CE, MIC, RoHS and UL certified. In addition, we also have implemented statistical process control and document control on the manufacturing floor together with monthly and quarterly internal audits that ensure a controlled quality environment to produce highly reliable products.
- SC199 - High ruggedness for mission critical
- EC188 - High tolerance for rugged servers
- TC166 - High reliability for industrial computing
- OC177 - High integration for embedded computing
SC199 - High ruggedness for mission critical
Foremay’s SC199 Family are the next generation ruggedized SSD (solid state drives) built with rugged components, highly reliable manufacturing process, and strict quality control system. The SC199 SSD is designed for high reliability rugged computing applications that meets or exceeds military standards. With sustained read/write speed up to 550/500 MB/sec, and capacity up to 4,000 GB, or 4 TB, the SC199 Family is geared for applications that require high reliability, high robustness and high ruggedness, such as military, defense and aerospace.
SC199 Hi-Rel ™ Series are Military-Class High Reliability rugged SSD drives that target military, defense, aerospace, medical, and other mission critical applications. It is also the World’s Fastest SSD with a SATA interface to deliver sustained read/write speed up to 550/500 MB/s
The SC199 Family solid state hard drive is made with high reliability NAND flash. By leveraging patented flash management technologies, Foremay’s SC199 family SSDs significantly increase the reliability and life time, and continue to provide unprecedented vibration, shock, and drop resistance and tolerance, with operating temperature ranging from -40~+85°C to -55 ~ +125°C.
The SC199 SSD Family is rigorously qualified in Foremay’s compatibility labs with strict hardware and software testing standards for consistency and functionality. Using Foremay’s SC199 solid state drives also reduces maintenance costs, which is essential for rugged markets to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
EC188 - High tolerance for rugged servers
Foremay’s EC188 Family SSD and flash hard drives are the next generation in solid state drive technology, designed with high performance and high reliability in mind. With a maximum read/write speed up to 6.0 GB/sec, high IOPS up to 1,500,000, and capacity up to 200 TB, the EC188 Family is the Fastest SSD geared towards applications that require ultra-high performance, such as high speed, long life and high concurrent access.
The EC188™ M-Series solid state drives are the flash hard drives designed for optimized performance for enterprise applications and support with optimization for various types of RAID configurations. The EC188 also supports all major operating systems for server and workstations such as Windows server OS, Mac server OS, Linux enterprise versions, Unix, Solaris, etc.
The EC188™ PCIe SSD (now consolidated under EC188 M-series) has a standard PCI Express interface that boosts read/write speed up to 3,800/3,100 MB/s. Unit capacity is up to 32 TB for single PCIe card SSD. With the unique scalability of our EC188 PCIe SSD design, a 4U system can be configured up to 200 TB capacity with a set of 6 units of Foremay PCIe card SSD configured in RAID 0.
The EC188™ 2U Rackmount SSD has optional SAN interface of 10/40/56 GigE, PCIe and Fiber Channel. The 2U SAN has up to 200 TB capacity and IOPS up to 1,500,000. It is an ideal solution for high reliability enpterprise storage systesm.
The EC188 Family is made with high performance NAND flash and DRAM. By leveraging patented flash management technologies, Foremay’s EC188 family SSDs significantly increase reliability and life-time, and provide unprecedented vibration, and shock and drop tolerance. EC188 solid state hard drive are available in different form factors of PCIe x8 Gen.3.0, PCIe x8 Gen 2.0, PCIe x4 Gen.2.0, PCIe x4 Gen.1.0, 2.5″ SATA, 2.5″ SAS, 2.5″ NVMe, PXIe, VPX, and 2U Rockmount.
The EC188 Family SSD and flash hard drives are rigorously qualified in Foremay’s compatibility labs with strict hardware and software testing standards for consistency and functionality. Using Foremay’s EC188 solid state hard drive also reduces maintenance costs, which is essential for rugged markets to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The EC188 Family is available in a wide range of form factors and capacities to fit numerous types of applications. Selected models are available to support a wide operating temperature range up to -40 to +85°C. Secure erase and data encryption are available options for selected models.
TC166 - High reliability for industrial computing
Foremay’s TC166 Family SSD and flash hard drives are high speed, high performance and high reliability solid state drive products that are designed for terminal computing machines for industrial applications such as oil field, mining, industrial robots, HPC, etc. The TC166 Family is geared towards applications that require low power consumption, long battery life, robustness against shock/ vibration/ drops, long life-time, data protection and security, noiseless operation, low heat generation, and improved system performance as well as being light, slim, and instant on.
The TC166 Family is made with premium NAND flash. By leveraging patented flash management technologies, Foremay’s TC166 family SSDs significantly increase the reliability and life-time, and provide unprecedented vibration, shock and drop resistance and tolerance.
The TC166 Family SSDs are rigorously qualified in Foremay’s compatibility labs with strict hardware and software testing standards for consistency and functionality. Using Foremay’s TC166 SSDs also reduces maintenance cost, which is essential for rugged markets to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The TC166 family is available in a wide range of form factors and capacities to fit any application. Select models are available to support hardware encryption and with security key features to enhance data protection.
OC177 - High integration for embedded computing
Foremay’s OC177 Family SSDs are flash disk modules designed to deliver integrated on-board computing with minimized footprint requirements for embedded computing and ultra-mobile computing applications.
By leveraging patented flash management technologies, Foremay’s OC177 disk-on-modules (DOM) significantly increase reliability and life-time, and provide unprecedented vibration, shock, and drop resistance and tolerance.
We provide integrated services and a total solution – from standard SSD module to customized design and production. Using Foremay’s OC177 on-board solid state hard drive also reduces maintenance costs, which is essential in harsh environments to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Currently there is two major series within the OC177 Family. The OC177 Family is available in a wide range of form factors and capacities to fit any application. Select models support security features for data protection.
ADLINK industrial grade solid state drives (SSDs) are designed to provide high performance, low power consumption, high reliability and high capacity in 2.5”,1.8″, mSATA and Half-Slim (MO-297) form factors. Optimized for high-throughput data transfers, ADLINK ASD SSDs are ideal for telecom server, defense, transportation and industrial applications.
Built on high speed SLC/MLC NAND flash and advanced controller technology, ADLINK ASD SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs deliver high speed sustained sequential read/write performance of up to 480 MB/s and 410 MB/s, respectively, with storage capacity of up to 512GB. By utilizing single level cell (SLC) NAND technology, the ADLINK SLC line of SSDs provides increased reliability, high MTBF and longer life cycle for mission critical applications.
Designed to industrial grade specifications, ADLINK ASD SSDs are available in both commercial (0ºC to +70ºC) and industrial (-40ºC to +85ºC) operating temperature ranges. Strict shock and vibration tests are performed to ensure that ADLINK ASD SSDs meet the needs of the most demanding applications.
Features of ADLINK SSDs
- SATA 6 Gb/s interface, backward compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s
- High performance: Up to 480/410 MB/s sustained sequential read/write speed
- Toshiba 32nm SLC or 24nm MLC Toggle NAND
- From 32 GB to 512 GB, capacity in 2.5”, 1.8” and mSATA form factor
- Real Performance – designed for and tested with realistic data sets resulting in
- Consistent performance
- Clean Sweep Technology – junk data is continuously removed to ensure “clean state”
- High IOPS – select models feature >60,000 IOPS
- FOREMAY - Media Release - Reliabililty of Foremay SSDs
- FOREMAY - Media Release - World’s smallest SSD
- FOREMAY - Media Release - Self-erasing SSD
- FOREMAY - Media Release - Ultra-low power, noise-free SSD
- FOREMAY - Media Release - NASA deploys SC19r9 He-Rel drives
- FOREMAY - Media Release - PCIe SSD with Ultra High IOPS
- FOREMAY - Datasheet - SC199 series
- FOREMAY - Datasheet - EC188 series
- FOREMAY - Datasheet - TC166 series
- FOREMAY - Datasheet - OC177 series
- ADLINK - Brochure - Embedded flash storage