April 2011

One Terabyte of Solid State Storage in Single 3U VPX Slot

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One terabyte of solid state storage in a single 3U VPX slot is the boast of the newly available conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX XPort6172 Solid State Disk (SSD) from Extreme Engineering Solutions. The basic module provides up to 512 Gbyte, or a half terabyte, of solid state storage with data encryption. However, 1 Tbyte in a single 3U VPX slot is achievable by mounting the XPort6103 512 Gbyte XMC SSD onto the XMC site of the XPort6172. The XPort6172 and XPort6103, individually or combined, satisfy the rigors of MIL-STD-810F and -461E—they are ready for the harshest deployments.

The XPort6172 supports 256-bit AES encryption, utilizing the 123 NIST- and CSE-certified Enova Technology X-Wall MX-256C encryption chip. Additionally, the XPort6172 supports “zeroization” (i.e., enhanced erase) and satisfies DoD NISPOM 5220.22 and NSA/CSS 9-12 specifications.

Features include a x4 PCIe interface on the VPX P1 backplane connector, an XMC connector with a x4 PCIe interface (for XMC or XPort6103 use) and up to 512 Gbyte capacity (appears as two 256 Gbyte drives). Also available is ATA Secure Erase support and optional declassification via hardware or software control. The XPort6172 provides best-in-class performance, with up to 200 Mbyte/s sustained sequential read performance and 120 Mbyte/s sustained sequential write performance and 100,000 program/erase cycles. Operating temperature range is -40°C to 85°C.

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Middleton, WI. (608) 833-1155. [].