by Lyle Smith

STEC s230 Series of Slim SATA SSDs Announced

STEC, provider of SSD technologies and products, has announced the small-form-factor s230 Series of Slim SATA solid-state drives designed for embedded systems. The s230 is a low-power, small-footprint Slim SATA drive in an industry standard JEDEC MO-297 format, which takes up less than half of the space of standard 2.5-inch drives. The s230 is available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 32GB.

Built with advanced PowerSafe Technology, the s230 is one of the most reliable and cost-effective devices for space-constrained systems and provides substantial protection against drive corruption due to unexpected power loss. The s230 Series is also ideal for space-constrained, fan-less system designs where traditional storage solutions are too large. Its new efficient, compact design of s230 drives satisfies the ever-growing need of small-format SATA SSD solutions in both the integrator and OEM markets.

The s230 Series is specifically built as a cost-effective solution for embedded uses, which include:

  • System booting
  • Application servers
  • Code storage
  • Data logging

The s230 Series takes advantage of STEC's high-performance, industrial-grade SSD controllers as well as its sophisticated flash management. As a result, this allows them to deliver high capacities in no-compromise solid-state-storage solutions that provide embedded system designers with true plug-n-play storage devices, short design cycles, and fast time to market.

With its use of single-level cell flash media, s230 features extended endurance and reliability, as well as support for industrial temperatures, which can range anywhere from -40°C to 85°C. In addition, STEC's PowerSafe Technology provides instant data integrity in case an unexpected power failure occurs.

STEC s230 Slim SATA Specifications:

  • Capacity: 8/16/32GB
  • Interface: SATA (3Gbps)
  • Form Factor: Slim SATA (MO-297A)
  • Performance:
    • Average Response Time <12ms
    • Transfer Rate (Read) Up to 178MB/s
    • Transfer Rate (Write) Up to 85MB/s
  • MTBF 2 million hours
  • Physical Dimensions 54mm (L) X 39mm (W) X 4.8mm (H)
  • Power <1.2W typical
  • Power Supply 5V
  • Environmental:
    • Operational Temperature -40°C to 85°C
    • Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
    • Shock / Vibration 350G / 20G
    • Altitude -1,000 to 80,000 ft
  • Compliance: RoHS-6, EU Directive

The STEC s230 Series of Slim SATA SSDs are currently sampling, with volume units starting at $85.

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