Cactus Technologies Industrial MLC mSATA SSD drives are reliable, cost-effective flash storage devices based on MLC NAND. They are intended for applications that demand high performance in a rugged, small footprint form factor guaranteed to MIL-810 Standard shock and vibration.
The best mSATA SSD meets the OEM's application requirements for reliability and longevity while providing a price point that doesn't throw the project over budget. MSATA drives have a physical size of 50.8 x 29.85mm, making them a great solution for small form factor designs.
The Cactus MLC mSATA (aka miniSATA) drive is designed to industry standard JEDEC MO-300B and SATA-IO group’s specifications with life cycles in the 36-48 month range. For longer life cycle OEM system requirements, Cactus can review the application with the OEM and possibly extend this life cycle range. These MLC mSATA Modules have Locked BOM (Bill-Of-Material), signifying no changes to controller silicon, NAND silicon, or firmware without notification.
If a substantially higher endurance, wider operating temperature range, or longer life cycle product than the MLC mSATA is needed, Cactus also offers Industrial Grade mSATA products.
- Reliable, cost-effective embedded SATA flash storage solution
- Rugged industry standard mSATA form factor
To ease an OEM's design efforts of Cactus mSATA solid state drive into their system, Cactus created the mSATA to 2.5" SATA Adapter.
The Adapter has a mSATA connector and mounting on the PCB and converts the signals to the standard 2.5" SATA connector found on most SSD. Many designers find it useful to use the final memory storage device even while developing on a different platform.
This is only meant for development of Cactus SSD mSATA form factor devices and is not available as a production product. Please contact Cactus if you need specific details regarding this adapter.
The best mSATA SSD Drive for your application depends on the requirements of your application. For applications with extremely high write cycles, it would be a good idea to investigate Industrial mSATA based on the higher reliability and costly SLC NAND.
mSATA Solid State Drive based on MLC NAND, such as the Cactus Industrial MLC offering on this page, is suited for applications with a well-understood number of write endurance cycles. Based on a defined number of endurance cycles, a thorough accelerated life qualification can be performed on the MLC mSATA to ensure it is the right part for the right application.
Many OEMs have found the Industrial MLC mSATA to meet the needs of their system. Please contact us if you would like a thorough analysis of your OEM Embedded System design.
If after thorough testing it is determined there is a need for a higher endurance mSATA product, there is a much higher reliability SLC mSATA available. These Industrial mSATA are overkill in some applications, but when extreme write cycle endurance, best in class write abort protection and longest life cycles are necessities, they are a must.