InnoDisk Corp has announced the availability of the 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) Flash drive -- FiD 2.5-inch SATA 10000 -- which is said to be the highest capacity SLC NAND Flash drive at 128 Gbytes. The 2.5-inch SATA interface has a tough outer metal case, enormous capacities, high reliability, low power consumption, noise-free and anti-shock features that make it suitable to replace hard disk drives.
The device delivers high-performance sustained read and write rates up to 110Mbps and 90Mbps, burst read rates up to 300Mbps and supports Serial ATA 2.0-3Gbps a standard. The 2.5-inch Flash drive offers a random read and write rate of over 9500 and 550 inputs/outs per second (IOPS) for a 512-byte transfer. In comparison to traditional HDD, FiD 2.5-inch SATA 10000 achieves performance that is approximately 20% higher than the SCSI hard drive.
The drive at FiD 2.5-inch SATA 10000 32GB features a write/erase endurance of approximately eight years at 1TByte of write/erase cycles per day thanks to an exclusive controller chip design that features proprietary wear leveling and bad block management algorithms.
The SATA 10000 Flash solid state drive with single-level cell (SLC) NAND Flash can resist up to 5G (7~2000Hz) of operating random vibration and 1500G/0.5ms of operating shock to prevent from bad block compared to the SCSI, IDE, and SATA interface hard drive with magnetic platters and drive heads .
The device provides rugged and reliable storage for challenging applications within the enterprise server, military, aerospace, commercial aviation, and industrial markets under harsh environmental conditions. Sampling for the FiD 2.5-inch SATA 10000 is expected to begin in March 2008 and will ship in volume by Q2 2008 in capacities ranging from 32GB to 128GB.