Swissbit AG extends SATA II SSD product line of the X-500 Series


On show at Electronica in advance of April 2013 production

With the Industrial SATA II SSD (solid state drive) of the X-500 Series, Swissbit AG is extending its successful Industrial 2.5" SSD product line. This 2.5" storage system achieves a data rate on SATA II of up to 260 MBps and an impressive 15,000 IOPS with 4k random accesses. Added to this are such features such as NCQ, TRIM, the ATA security set, and in-field update. To ensure the absolute reliability of the power fail protected X-500 Series, Swissbit combines sophisticated mechanisms and augments these with the S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology) protocol, the lifetime monitoring tool or SDK, and an efficient BCH-ECC (error correction code) unit.     The X-500 Series is available in storage densities from 16 to 512 GB as SLC (single level cell) and in MLC (multi level cell) versions. For demanding applications, the SLC version guarantees data preservation of ten years, the MLC version five years according to the JEDEC standard. The X-500 SSDs can be used in a temperature range from -40 to 85 °C and afford a high level of shock and vibration resistance. As for all Swissbit storage products, the long-term availability and a fixed BOM also apply for the X-500 Series.     With in-house system and storage specialists, besides design-in support, Swissbit also provides local FAE support including lifecycle simulations and application optimizations in the target system with highly advanced stress tests and joint qualification.     Swissbit will be presenting its X-500 Series for the first time at Electronica in advance of the start of production in April 2013. Swissbit