SSDs configured for industrial, netcom and automotive applications

March 31, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Swissbit’s durabit M.2 SATA Gen III SSD have capacities from 30 GB to 480 GB and use MLC flash memory together with special hardware and firmware features to obtain the maximum possible endurance, data retention and performance from MLC technology.

Compliant with the latest SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) interface specification, these drives meet the requirements of today’s industrial, network/communication and automotive applications.


The X-60m2 series offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 520 MB/sec and 340 MB/sec, respectively. Industrial applications with a need for random read/write performance will see a data rate up to 78,000 IOPS for transfer sizes of 4 kB and queue depths of 32. X-60m2 drives are available in the three different sizes: 2242, 2260 and 2280. Some densities are available in ultrathin 2mm thickness thanks to single sided assembly.


Swissbit’s X-60m2 SSDs are designed and qualified to deliver reliable operation over both commercial (0°C to +70°C) and industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges. They support a maximum shock / vibration rating of 2000G / 20G as per MIL-STD810 and are rated at over 2,000,000 hours MTBF. The durabit product family of SSDs is characterised by usage of MLC technology with DRAM supported page based FTL and increased overprovisioning within IDEMA standards. Designers can expect 1.9 TBW write endurance per GB drive capacity for embedded workloads.


Besides sophisticated wear levelling and a robust power fail recovery, Swissbit’s Data Care Management firmware suite includes Adaptive Read Refresh, Background Media Scan, Dynamic Bad Block Remapping, and Write Amplification Reduction. Together with a powerful ECC engine, these features guarantee safe data retention even at high temperature operation. The enhanced drive lifetime monitoring features enable users to access detailed drive lifetime statistics and assist in mitigating a potential failure, avoiding unexpected data loss and system downtime.


X-60m2 products are available in 30 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities. The X-60 series also covers SlimSATA, mSATA and CFast form factors.