ADLINK Technology introduces fastest SATA 6 Gb/s industrial grade solid-state drives

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 2 August 2011



(2011), "ADLINK Technology introduces fastest SATA 6 Gb/s industrial grade solid-state drives", Microelectronics International, Vol. 28 No. 3.



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ADLINK Technology introduces fastest SATA 6 Gb/s industrial grade solid-state drives

Article Type: New products From: Microelectronics International, Volume 28, Issue 3

ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 6166), a leading global supplier of industrial and embedded building blocks, in its continuing efforts to lead market trends and meet customers’ needs, presents the ADLINK ASD Series of industrial grade solid state drives (SSDs). The ADLINK ASD Series is designed to meet the needs of today’s mission critical applications in severe environments and reduce time to market for rugged platform integrators who require comprehensive solutions to provide embedded platforms with high availability, performance and reliability. ADLINK ASD SSDs provide a SATA 6-Gb/s (SATA III) interface to match the data transfer capabilities of second generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms and have the fastest read/write speeds available on the industrial market. The ADLINK ASD Series offers reliability, ruggedness and extreme performance, allowing ADLINK to provide a complete storage solution for its customers.

ADLINK industrial grade SSDs deliver low latency with less than 1-ms access time, power consumption as low as 2 W, high reliability and high capacity. The ADLINK ASD Series is available in 2.5″, 1.8″ and JEDEC MO-297 (Half-Slim) form factors and is designed for use in enterprise, industrial and embedded computing platforms in fields such as defense, telecom, transportation, industrial automation and medical.

The ADLINK ASD Series is well suited for rugged and embedded environments. It supports a wide operating temperature range from −40°C to 85°C and is resistant to high levels of shock (1,500 G/0.5 ms) and vibration 3.08 G (7-800 Hz). SSDs have no spin-up time, seek time or rotational latency, resulting in faster system boot and shorter application load time compared to conventional hard drives. To provide additional reliability, ADLINK ASD Series SSDs implement wear-levelling and hardware ECC, resulting in years of reliable operation with minimal maintenance and a mean time between failures of up to two million hour.

Built using high-speed SLC/MLC NAND flash with toggle-mode and advanced controller technology, the ADLINK ASD Series offers high-speed performance of up to 470 MB/s sequential read and 385 MB/s sequential write speed (2.5″ 128 GB SLC). With no moving parts, ASD SSDs are designed to deliver the durability required by portable devices that are frequently dropped or jostled. In addition to the 2.5″ form factor, the ADLINK ASD Series offers models in 1.8″ form factor with Micro SATA connector and in Half-Slim form factor to provide design flexibility for customers seeking to create next generation ultra-thin rugged devices based on the standard SATA interface. For smoother integration of embedded platforms, the ADLINK ASD Series is compatible with the latest Intel-based platforms.

For more information on the ADLINK ASD Series of industrial grade SSDs, please visit the web site:

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