APRO Unveils BON Series of SATA II 2.5-inch Rugged Solid State Drives

APRO, Taiwan’s leading manufacturer of industrial-grade NAND Flash storage devices, has launched the BON Series of high capacity and high performance Serial ATA II (SATA II) Solid State Drives (SSDs) in a ruggedised 2.5 inch form factor. The BON Series includes the highest capacity SATA II SLC (single level cell) NAND Flash SSD available at 256 GBytes and also the highest capacity SATA II MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash SSD at 512 GBytes.

APRO BON Series of SATA II 2.5 inch ruggedized Solid State Drives with Fast Erase supportIn addition, the BON Series SATA II SLC SSDs are also available in data capacities of 32 GBytes, 64 GBytes and 128 GBytes. All the drives are packaged in 2.5 inch form factor, ruggedised metal casings measuring 9.5mm high for all the drives except the 256 GByte drive which measures 15.3mm high.

Ideally suited to embedded industrial, transportation, military and aerospace applications, the BON Series SATA II SSDs support Fast Erase of media data either by hardware trigger or by software ATA vendor code command across the entire range. Drives also supporting hardware and software triggered Secure Erase, particularly useful for military applications, will be available later in 2010.

The internal dual control RAID-0 design of the BON Series SATA II SSDs helps deliver their high performance, providing a maximum sequential read capability of 240 MBytes/sec with an average access time of 0.1ms and a maximum sequential write capability of 190 MBytes/sec. The BON Series SATA II SSDs are fully compliant with both the SATA 1.0a and 2.6 specifications supporting the required data throughput rates of 1.5 Gbits/sec and 3 Gbits/sec. The drives weigh just 115g.

The BON Series SATA II SSDs provide an extended operational temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, vibration, shock and humidity compliance to MIL-STD-810F environmental specifications and are capable of operating up to an altitude of 70,000 feet. In addition, they provide a mean time between failure (MTBF) in excess of 3 million hours, endurance performance greater than 2 million cycles with data retention of 10 years or more.

“The BON Series SATA II SSDs are ideally suited to the growing number of high capacity, high performance data storage applications emerging in the European industrial, mil/aerospace and transportation markets,” said Erez Lev, Managing Director of ProSaleTech, APRO’s channel management partner in Europe. “They not only satisfy the capacity and performance requirements that these applications increasingly demand but deliver them in a compact, lightweight and extremely rugged package.”

About APRO
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Taipei County, Taiwan, APRO has become the leading Taiwanese manufacturer of NAND flash storage products for industrial applications, supplying the global market through an extensive network of distribution partners. With extensive investment in R&D and customer service expertise, APRO continually exceeds expectations in terms of the product quality, performance and application of its industrial flash storage technology. APRO is renowned for delivering optimal, rugged and reliable solutions.