Rugged FIPS 140-2-certified solid-state drive for military and avionics data storage introduced by Phoenix

April 8, 2020
The VP1-250-eSSDC helps remove legacy layers of hard drive interfaces by using the speed and parallelism of solid-state nonvolatile memory.

ORANGE, Calif. – Phoenix International Systems in Orange, Calif., is introducing the VP1-250-eSSDC FIPS 140-2-certified encryption Open VPX NVM Express (NVMe) solid-state disk data storage module for military and airborne applications.

The VP1-250-eSSDC helps remove legacy layers of hard drive interfaces such as SATA and SAS by using the speed and parallelism of solid state nonvolatile memory.

The rugged data-storage system has a streamlined efficient queuing protocol combined with an optimized command set register interface enables low latency and high performance. Data moves quickly and efficiently with minimal burden on the host CPU.

The VP1-250-eSSDC supports TCG compliant AES-256 and FIPS 140-2-certified encryption as well as military-grade data elimination.

NVMe is an industry-standard interface to accelerate the performance of the nonvolatile PCI Express solid-state drive. The NVMe protocol was established in collaboration by the server industry to standardize a scalable PCI Express interface. NVMe provides opportunities for increased data throughput and reduced latency while reducing the number of drives necessary.

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Features of the VP1-250-eSSDC include:

-- out-of-the-box software, drivers and manageability enable easy adoption and storage interoperability;

-- data capacity of as much as 15 terabytes;

-- optimized register interface and command set to lower latency;

-- sequential 128KB read of 1.2 gigabytes per second, and sequential 128KB write of 1.2 gigabytes per second;

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-- Withstands operating shock of 1000G/1ms, and operating vibration of 10 GRMS 5 800Hz @ 30 min/axis;

-- advanced flash management for enhanced reliability and durability;

-- streamlined protocol with efficient queuing mechanism to scale for multi-core CPUs; and

-- 1 million hours mean time between failures.

For more information contact Phoenix International Systems online at

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