Rugged SATA solid-state drive data storage module for avionics, aerospace, and defense offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 29 Dec. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the FSM Carrier (FSM-C) low-cost, flexible solution for embedding rugged, high density SATA solid-state drive (SSD) data storage in deployed aerospace and defense systems.

Rugged SATA solid-state drive data storage module for avionics, aerospace, and defense offered by Curtiss-Wright
Rugged SATA solid-state drive data storage module for avionics, aerospace, and defense offered by Curtiss-Wright
ASHBURN, Va., 29 Dec. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the FSM Carrier (FSM-C) low-cost, flexible solution for embedding rugged, high density SATA solid-state drive (SSD) data storage in deployed aerospace and defense systems.

The FSM-C rugged data storage unit is for systems that require data transport, such as mission computers, sensor processors, mission recorders, instrumentation recorders, and embedded ISR applications.

The FSM-C is a 3U VPX (VITA 48.2) module for industry-standard 2.5-inch SATA SSDs. The FSM-C can be configured with SSD data storage capacities ranging from 128 gigabytes to 1 terabyte.

Because the Vortex FSM-C uses industry-standard direct-attached SATA SSDs it eases technology refresh, reduces the risk of obsolescence, and makes the board essentially "plug-and-play," company officials say.

The data storage module also eliminates the need for system integrators to deal with software drivers, operating systems, or processor types.

The FSM-C's internal SSD can be provided with secure erase or MIL Secure Erase. When provisioned, these has can be initiated by an ATA command over the SATA lane. A variety of optional MIL Secure Erase algorithms also can be provided.

For those applications that require removable storage with high level data protection, we offer our Vortex FSM, a rugged 3U VPX FIPS 140-2 certified 1 terabytes memory module with on-module support for AES256-bit encryption.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.

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