Curtiss-Wright introduces rugged solid-state drive XMC/PMC card

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is introducing the XMC/PMC-550 rugged solid-state drive card for new systems and upgrades in space-constrained defense and aerospace applications that require large quantities of rugged data storage in harsh environments subject to shock and vibration.

Feb 1st, 2009
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is introducing the XMC/PMC-550 rugged solid-state drive card for new systems and upgrades in space-constrained defense and aerospace applications that require large quantities of rugged data storage in harsh environments subject to shock and vibration. The XMC/PMC-550 comes in XMC and PMC form factors, and designed for legacy and latest rugged deployed applications. The XMC/PMC-550’s standard Serial ATA interface makes it suitable for VME VPX, and CompactPCI systems. The XMC/PMC-550 NAND Flash solid-state drive provides up to 32 gigabytes of disk space in an XMC (VITA 42.3) or PMC (IEEE1386.1) form factor.

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It is available in configurations of 8, 16, or 32 gigabytes, and is visible to the system as two independent SATA drives. Using multi-tasking technology, the XMC/PMC-550 delivers data transfer rates as fast as 30 megabytes per second for simultaneous read to each drive. The XMC/PMC-550 also comes with RAID 0 support that stripes data across the two independent SATA drives for maximum performance. With RAID 0, the 550 can achieve a read transfer rate as fast as 50 megabytes per second. For additional information, visit wCurtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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