Microsemi Introduces High-Capacity Solid State Drive for Defense Applications

By Mike Ball / 15 Jul 2015
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Microsemi SSDMicrosemi Corporation, a provider of embedded systems and components, has announced the release of its highest security and capacity SATA solid state drive (SSD) for defense, intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicle and other defense-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 with its new data storage device in a compact 2.5-inch, 9.5mm form factor.

Microsemi’s new MSD01TAM3R TRRUST-STOR 1 terabyte SSD is designed and built for extreme reliability and data security applications. The device’s reliability is further enhanced with long life single-level cell (SLC) flash and advanced error correction code. By utilizing Microsemi’s Armor memory processor technology, the company also enables long-term availability to its customers.

“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. “Microsemi’s secure 1TB SSD is a leading-edge solution for high capacity secure NAS solutions that allows our team to further support our customers’ increased security needs, while catering to their small form factor requirements.”

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

“Microsemi’s 1TB self-encrypting SSD provides systems and security engineers with a single solution addressing the most demanding data reliability and protection requirements,” said Charlie Leader, vice president and general manager for Microsemi’s Power & Microelectronics Group. “We are committed to designing and delivering industry-leading highly rugged, miniaturized and secure storage systems where data protection is mission critical.”

Key features include:

  • Capacity: 1TB reliable SLC NAND flash
  • 200 megabyte (MB)/second sustained read/write speed
  • Key management: multiple modes, including loadable advanced encryption standard (AES) keys
  • Hardware-based AES-256 XTS encryption, protecting sensitive data
  • DS-101 key fill port with key encryption key (KEK) and black key support
  • TRRUST-Purge™ clears encryption key in less than 30ms
  • Hardware based fast erase, erasing the entire drive in less than 10 seconds with validation
  • Industrial temperature
  • Leading-edge fast sanitization speed
  • Mil sanitization methods/protocols
  • Self-destruct capability
  • Hardware authentication (optional) enables higher levels of security
  • U.S.-made with full configuration control
Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact