sTec, Inc. has expanded its s800 family of Serial Attached Storage (SAS) solid-state drives (SSDs) with the introduction of the first generally available Micro SAS SSDs.
Additionally, sTec announced that the new small-form-factor (1.8-inch) Micro SAS SSDs are available with 256-bit AES-XTS encryption. The new sTec Micro SAS drives are available directly from sTec and through its distribution channel.
Designed for blade servers, caching and high-density computing environments, the new Micro SAS drives provide storage-system developers with the smallest enterprise-class SAS SSD form factor yet. In addition to their corporate enterprise system applications, the new Micro SAS SSDs and encryption address the demands of the federal sector. Government agencies face increasingly tighter requirements on computing and storage systems' size and energy usage - concerns addressed by the Micro SAS drives' small form factor and power draw that's 20 percent less than standard 2.5-inch SAS SSDs. Additionally, mobile/remote defense computing and storage systems call for high levels of encryption in the field, so that data is inaccessible should equipment fall into the wrong hands.
The new sTec Micro SAS drives are available in 200 GB and 400 GB capacities. The AES-XTS encryption is also available on sTec s800 2.5-inch SAS drives, with capacities up to two terabytes.