Greenliant Systems, a company which specialises in miniature energy efficient secure SSD products has announced production of its industrial grade SATA NANDrive. The NANDrive is currently available in a choice of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, all SLC and features a 145 ball-pin BGA for mounting to a system motherboard. Being a non-removable soldered-on drive, it is designed for long-term installation such as robotics, automotive and military systems.
The SSD features 70MB/s read, 60MB/s write, advanced password protected security with four independent zones for different levels of protection as well as allowing secure erase of a zone instead of the entire drive. It also claims to protect data against power loss, operate between -40C and +85C and use wear-levelling algorithms that would allow the SSD to last for the life of its installation (considering it’s non-removable.)
While this SSD would obviously be too small to support Windows installation, it would probably make a good caching drive coupled with a HDD. Even on its own, it would handle a compact Linux distribution (like the original Asus EEE), making it ideal for a fast-booting compact PC that could be used for browsing the web, e-mail and checking social updates.
Thanks to Tara for letting us know about this news; the full press release can be read here.