Innodisk Revealing Industrial-Embedded 6Gb SATA Device in Accordance to SATA µSSD Standard

16x20x2mm, 1.5gram, from 4GB to 64GB
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.05.23

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Innodisk Corp., a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for commercial and industrial applications, announces an industrial-embeddedSATA device in accordance to SATA µSSD standards - nanoSSD.


Through the integration of a control chip, flash memory and peripheral power components into a single ball grid array (BGA) package, Innodisk has managed to reduce the size of the nanoSSD to approximately 1% the size of a 2.5” SSD. With dimensions of only 16x20x2mm (WxLxH), a weight of only 1.5g, SATA III support, capacities ranging from 4GB to 64GB and both x86 and ARM compatibility, nanoSSD can be incorporated into applications where a small form-factor and transfer rates are important, including industrial mobile devices, embedded systems, tablets, high-end smart phones and ultrabooks.

Innodisk's nanoSSD offers the advantage of a small form factor, as a result of the integration of DRAM into a BGA, this product also features R/W speeds of 480/175 MB/s, respectively. Whether for purposes of system booting, storage, or data cache backup, nanoSSD can improve overall system performance.

According to TrendForce predictions for 2013, demand for embedded memory technologies eMMC and SSD will heat up, with a forecast of overall NAND Flash demand growth to reach up to 47.6% with eMMC and SSD contributing to 15% of the NAND flash output growth. Embedded memory technology designed for smart phones, eMMC, has been one of the main choices of ultra-thin hand-held devices, however, being subject to performance limitations, they are usually only implemented in low-end models. For high-end applications such as high performance ultra-thin Ultrabooks, the SATA interface remains the optimal choice.

Designed according to MO-276 standards, the JEDEC standard for SATA microSSDs, nanoSSD is a single-chip SATA implementation which allows for easy design-in. With many applications in the industrial-embedded field, nanoSSD can be applied in embedded storage devices of various sizes, in particular, SATADOM, Innodisk's own small form factor disk on module series. With Innodisk's expertise in creating mini form factor modules, a smaller DOM can be created.

This product is compliant with the industrial-embedded industry's standards, including: thermal sensor implementation, -40ËšC to 85ËšC wide operation range, shock-resistance and ATA security and military (MIL-STD-810F/G) compliant quick erase standards.

Innodisk further adds value through firmware optimization designed by in-house R&D, extending the life of its flash products through wear-leveling technology.

Also, reducing the risk of industrial applications is Innodisk's own disk monitoring tool - iSMART, which allows users to visualize SSD wear-leveling status with a graphical display, giving users time to replace damaged disks before they fail.

For this product launch, Innodisk will present nanoSSD at the Onboard SATA III Single-Chip Solution - New Trend of SSD Application in Embedded Systems seminar to take place May 30, 2013 at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan.