sTec, Inc. today introduced the sTec s260 mSATA solid-state drives (SSDs), designed for embedded storage in space-conscious environments.
The SSDs, which feature a 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) interface, comply with the JEDEC-defined MO-300A and MO-300B (mSATA mini) standards. They draw just 1.5W, a fraction of the power required by rotating-disk storage. Additionally, they deliver reliability through sTec's patented PowerSafe technology and support industrial temperatures, ranging from -40° to 85° C.
The s260 mSATA SSDs, using single-level cell (SLC) and enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) flash memory, are available in a range of capacities -- between 16 GB and 200 GB. Their error-correction coding (ECC) scheme helps assure data integrity. As with all sTec SSDs, the new mSATA drives come with warranties of either three (eMLC) and five (SLC) years.
mSATA is a JEDEC-compliant SSD format that leverages the widely used SATA standard, which continues to be used across a wide range of applications. Increasingly replacing parallel ATA (PATA) in embedded systems, SATA drives are a logical drop-in replacement for conventional storage for OEM and industrial system designs with size and/or power constraints.
Available for sampling now, the s260 mSATA SSDs scan be purchased directly from sTec and through authorized distributors.