TDK has developed the SNG4A series of serial ATA II compatible industrial solid state drives.
The new NAND flash memory modules enable storage capacities of up to 64 GB with SLC type NAND flash memory. Measuring only approx. 22 x 42 mm, the modules support use in M.2 slots and will be available from August 2014.
The TDK SNG4A series of industrial M.2 form factor SSDs are SATA flash memory drives ideally suited for use as replacements for hard disk drives or mSATA type SSDs in industrial equipment and embedded devices.
The SNG4A series employs the GBDriver RS4 developed by TDK, making the new M.2 format SATA Flash Drives resistant against power supply problems. Further advantages provided by the GBDriver RS4 include Enhanced ECC and other functions bolstering data reliability, such as read retry, auto recovery, data randomizer, and auto refresh. Service life diagnosis software (TDK SMART) facilitates quantitative lifespan management of flash storage.
Data security has also been enhanced. In addition to the standard ATA security complement, AES 128-bit encryption and a TDK proprietary security function are also available. This makes it possible to store data in the NAND type flash memory in encrypted form, to guard against the risk of data leaks and tampering, resulting in highly robust storage security.