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Future Electronics Announces Greenliant's SATA NANDrive(TM) to Replace Industrial Grade CFast Cards

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Press release date: April 11, 2014

Pointe Claire, Quebec - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced availability of SATA NANDrive™ to replace industrial grade CFast cards, with inventory in stock and ready to ship.

CFast is an extension of the Compact Flash standard and is effectively a Serial ATA (SATA) equivalent of the Parallel ATA based (PATA) CompactFlash (CF) cards. Industrial grade (SLC NAND-based) CFast cards are typically used in embedded applications requiring high endurance and long life. While the removable aspect of CFast cards may be useful for some applications, they are not suitable for storing sensitive user data and embedded systems used in high vibration and shock environments.

As the size of embedded systems continues to shrink, there is a need for more power efficient and smaller form factor storage than offered by CFast cards. At about the size of a postage stamp, industrial grade (SLC NAND-based) NANDrive solid state drives (SSDs) are an ideal replacement. No extra connectors are needed because NANDrive is soldered directly onto the PCB, making it resistant to shock and vibration. In addition, no host software changes are required if SATA NANDrive is used in place of a CFast card.

For embedded applications that require high security, NANDrive offers advanced features that are not often found in today's CFast cards, such as user-selectable protection zones and military-grade erase / purge commands. NANDrive's built-in power interrupt data protection ensures data integrity and reliability by detecting and subsequently recovering from power failures. NANDrive also incorporates a debug port to help reduce the design cycle and provides user-configurable zones to optimize product performance in the field.

Applications include tablet PCs, smartbooks, netbooks, set-top boxes, net-top boxes, Internet-enabled TVs, industrial PCs, single-board computers, industrial automation & control, test & measurement instrumentation, blade servers, gateways & switches, network firewalls, video surveillance, black box data recorders, video conferencing, GPS and telematics, in-vehicle infotainment, and multi-function printers.

For more information about Greenliant, SATA NANDrive, NANDrive, Industrial Grade, SLC, SSD, Solid State Drive, GLS85LS1004P-S-I-FZJE, GLS85LS1008P-S-I-FZJE, or GLS85LS1008P-S-I-FZJE-ND104, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit

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Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
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