For oil drilling, aviation, and vehicle system whose storage devices are exposed to stern environments, Apacer Technology has rolled out a series of SATA modular SSD: SDM (SATA disk module) 3. According to the company, the SSDs not only boast resistance to shock and vibration, and low power consumption but also can run at temperatures from -40 to +85°C.
The SSDs adopt two types of SATA connectors, a standard 7pin connector and a 22pin connector. It can be used either in parallel at 180° or perpendicularly at 90 or 270°, in the form of standard profile or low profile. Between the two, the 7pin SATA connector is a patented design integrated with circuits for electricity-powered operation without an external power supply, claims the company. This prevents the power cord from unplugging or loosening caused by shock. The 7pin SATA connector has a locking mechanism, which enables it to be closely plugged into the SATA slot on the motherboard for effective shock resistance.
Available in capacities from 512Mbyte to 16Gbyte, the SSDs use a SLC (single-level cell) chip and delivers sequential read and write speed of up to 115 or 90Mbyte/s. The SSDs feature the 28bit ECC (error correcting code) function, S.M.A.R.T (self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology), ATA Secure Erase command.