Rugged 3U VPX data storage module with anti-tamper and security introduced by Phoenix

ORANGE, Calif., 27 Jan. 2012. Phoenix International Systems Inc. in Orange, Calif., is introducing the VP1- 250X serial attached SCSI (SAS)/serial ATA (SATA) based solid-state disk VPX data storage plugin blade for aerospace and defense applications that operate in harsh environments. The device has a purge input to destroy the supported media installed on the module for data security and anti-tamper capability.

The VP1-250X is a 3U VPX drive data storage module that can use either rotating media or solid state drives. The VP1-250X has direct point-to-point connection of drives or uses the PCI Express interface with the on-board SATA controller. The module supports SATA and SAS drives.

Major features include conduction, REDI conduction, or air-cooled thermal management; operation to altitudes as high as 80,000 feet operational altitude; operation in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius; connection as SATA/SAS drive or via the PCI Express interface, jumper selectable; solid state drives to 500 gigabytes; rotating disk drives to 1 terabyte; configurable to work from Fat Pipe A or B from the VPX bus; integrated SLC, eMLC or MLC NAND SSDs; meets military and IRIG 106-07 declassification standards; and optional AES 256 encryption.

For more information contact Phoenix International online at

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