3U VPX solid-state memory card with 512 gigabytes of data storage, encryption, and zeroization introduced by X-ES

March 9, 2011
MIDDLETON, Wis., 9 March 2011. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the 3U VPX XPort6172 solid-state disk for harsh environments in aerospace and defense applications. The air- or conduction-cooled X-ES solid-state disk, which provides 512 gigabytes of solid-state data storage with encryption, meets the guidelines of MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461E. The solid-state storage card also supports enhanced erase, and meets DOD NISPOM 5220.22 and NSA/CSS 9-12. The card offers 256-bit AES encryption using the 123 NIST- and CSE-certified Enova Technology X-Wall MX-256C encryption chip.
MIDDLETON, Wis., 9 March 2011. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the 3U VPX XPort6172 solid-state disk for harsh environments in aerospace and defense applications. The air- or conduction-cooled X-ES solid-state disk, which provides 512 gigabytes of solid-state data storage with encryption, meets the guidelines of MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461E.The solid-state storage card also supports enhanced erase, and meets DOD NISPOM 5220.22 and NSA/CSS 9-12. The card offers 256-bit AES encryption using the 123 NIST- and CSE-certified Enova Technology X-Wall MX-256C encryption chip.Those using the XPort6172 can cram as much as one terabyte of data storage into one 3U VPX slot by mounting the XPort6103 512-gigabyte XMC solid-state disk onto the mezzanine card site of the 3U card.

Features include x4 PCI Express interface on the VPX P1 backplane connector; XMC connector with a x4 PCI Express interface (for XMC or XPort6103 use); as much as 512 gigabytes capacity (appears as two 256-gigabyte drives); option 256-bit AES encryption; optional declassification via hardware or software control; ATA secure erase support; 100,000 program and erase cycles; and operation in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

The XPort6172 offers as much as 200 megabytes per second sustained sequential read performance and 120 megabytes per second sustained sequential write performance. For more information contact X-ES online at www.xes-inc.com.

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