TDK Launches New M.2, mSATA, and HalfSlim SSD modules
TDK will launch three SATA modules in May 2016: M.2.2242 (SNS1B series), mSATA (SMS1B series), and HalfSlim (SHS1B series). These modules are equipped with the serial ATA 6Gb/s-compatible, NAND-type, flash memory-controlled IC GBDriver GS1.
The modules have been designed for industrial applications, and boast higher reading and writing speeds than TDK's conventional products. The SSDs support 345 MByte/second read access and 145 MByte/second write access.
They are based on a new controller, which features more than just the recovery and refresh functions present in the existing GBDriver series. It also comes with data protection algorithm that works when the power of the GBDriver is interrupted, and a new backup circuit for an internal power supply with a total of three series, including the 22 mm × 42 mm and ultra-compact M.2. This ensures data reliability when using the MLC.
The standard lineup also provides the choice of pSLC flash memory, which offers higher robustness than MLC and lower cost per bit than SLC, resulting in a good balance of reliability and cost.
Data security has also been enhanced. In addition to the standard ATA security complement, AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption and a TDK proprietary security function are also available.