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Subminiature SSD from Apacer targets UAVs

05 Aug 2014

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Apacer has recently introduced what it says is a highly stable subminiature SSD. According to the company, the uSDC-M Plus offers a 64GB large capacity and high reading performance of 510MB/s. It also provides large storage space and highly efficient data transmission.

In addition, its characteristics such as wide temperature (-40°C to 85°C) and surface-mount technology (SMT) provide the most stable storage installation for observation and photography even in high altitude. Recently, it has been adopted by US tech giants for UAV applications.

Resistance to shock, low noise and low power consumption - these are the superior physical properties of SSDs, which have become essential for satisfying the storage requirements of industrial computers. The application scope of SSDs on industrial computers has also expanded due to increasingly harsh market demands and advancing process technologies.

With the increasing prevalence of the concept of security, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gradually been used for the purpose of national defence and monitoring. It will be further developed in commercial applications, such as oil pipe monitoring, environment observation, aviation, communication transmission and other commercial applications. The importance of stability of a storage device is thus in top priority with such an exciting prospect.

uSDC-M Plus

The integrated storage device conforms to JEDEC MO-276 specification, which significantly streamlines the main configuration, so as to make the customer-end products lighter in the era of light and thin devices, noted Apacer.

Second, the continuous reading speed of uSDC-M Plus is up to 510MB/s, better than the performance of other similar products on the market, and it can be faster than the general speed of a general 2.5in SSD. Its dual advantages combining small volume and high speed can accelerate the speed of data transmission. With regard toreliability, uSDC-M Plus allows a wide-temperature range, which is resistant to extremely low as well as high temperature. The surface-mount technology has 100 per cent resistance to shock and dropping, perfectly suitable for taking aerial photos in harsh temperature or turbulence in high altitude flight environment. In addition, this product supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) in order to simultaneously improve overall efficiency and service life. TRIM Command and 72bit/1KB ECC also help optimise the performance and tolerability, making it more durable than any other storage devices.

Samples of uSDC-M Plus are available for customers to run test.

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