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Slim SATA rugged solid-state drives for embedded computing introduced by STEC

SANTA ANA, Calif., 11 Jan. 2013. STEC Inc. in Santa Ana, Calif., is introducing the s230 series slim SATA solid-state drives for embedded computing systems.

The s230 is a low-power solid-state disk in an industry-standard JEDEC MO-297 format occupying less than half the space of a standard 2.5-inch drive, company officials say.

It has advanced PowerSafe Technology, and is for space-constrained systems, in which protection against drive corruption from unexpected power loss is essential. The s230 is available in capacities from eight to 32 gigabytes.

The s230 series is suited for fanless systems where traditional storage solutions are too large, STEC officials say.

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"The s230 series offers the best solution for integrated systems in which heat dissipation is a key concern, or where the total system power budget is limited," says Scott Phillips, senior manager, product marketing at STEC.

"STEC is meeting the business demands for cost-embedded SSD solutions that provide protection against unexpected power loss," says Through this product line, we are happy to extend our long track record of supporting the embedded markets."

The s230 series is for system booting, application servers, code storage, and data logging in embedded systems. The device capitalizes on STEC's industrial-grade SSD controllers and flash management.

The s230's use of single-level cell (SLC) flash media helps ensure extended endurance and reliability, as well as the ability to operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, company officials say.

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