1 TB SSD provides secure storage for critical applications

July 22, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Microsemi’s highest capacity SLC-based secure solid state drive for mission critical applications is aimed at defence, intelligence and other sectors requiring the highest level of security and reliability.

This SATA device is also configured for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and other defence-related network area storage (NAS) applications. As increased use of high resolution sensors is changing the way data is stored, higher density SSDs are needed. Microsemi is addressing this market need in a 2.5-inch, 9.5-mm form factor.

The MSD01TBAM2R TRRUST-STOR 1 terabyte (TB) SSD is designed and built for extreme reliability and data security applications. The device’s reliability is enhanced with long life single-level cell (SLC) flash and advanced error correction code. By using Microsemi’s Armor memory processor technology the company also enables long-term availability.

“This technology allows customers to upgrade or design new highly secure NAS systems in an extremely compact solution,” said BJ Heggli, general manager for Microsemi's memory and storage business.

The TRRUST-STOR self-encrypting drive (SED) offers powerful and flexible key management methods and advanced security features, with Microsemi’s Armor processor technology. For sensitive applications, the encryption key can be erased in less than 30 msec, and a second security layer can be activated to erase the entire storage media in less than 10 seconds, rendering data forensically unrecoverable.