Press Release Summary:
Silicon Flash Disk Drives(TM) withstand 1,500 g of shock, 16.4 g of continual vibration, and temperatures up to 158Â°F. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 1,000,000 hours (continuous operation), and unrecoverable errors occur less than once in 1020 reads. SFD drives have no moving parts and are available in sizes from 16 Megabytes to 1 Gigabyte. For greater capacity, another SFD drive can be slaved to original drive.
Original Press Release:
Disk Drive Has No Moving Parts
The ultra-rugged high-speed Silicon Flash Disk Drives(tm) from CyberResearch, Inc. have no moving parts, so they are ideal for high-vibration and high-shock environments. These drives have proved their value in helicopters and race cars, where they keep
running under punishing 1,500-g shocks.
Transportation and heavy industry challenge conventional disk drives with high temperatures, violent shocks, and ongoing vibration. They often defeat the delicate air bearings that keep read and write heads separate from rapidly spinning disks. That's why CyberResearch came out with plug-compatible "disk" drives that have no moving parts.
That gives our Silicon Flash Disk (SFD) Drives the ability to withstand 1,500 g of shock, 16.4 g of continual vibration, and temperatures up to 70|C (158|F). That also gives our SFD drives a significant speed advantage over conventional drives. As an example, in one test computer with a conventional drive, Windows 95 required 45 seconds to "restart." With our SFD drive, the same computer performed the "restart" in 28 seconds. Such a 40% time savings makes major improvements in both data-gathering and motion-control applications.
Engineering users also appreciate the reliability of SFD drives. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 1,000,000 hours, or roughly 115 years of continuous operation. Unrecoverable errors occur less than once in 1020 reads. SFD drives are available in sizes from 16 Megabytes to 1 Gigabyte. For greater capacity, a second SFD drive can be slaved to the first.
SFD drives offer full forward and backward compatibility, so they make seamless replacements for standard 44-pin IDE/AT 2.5-inch hard drives. You can quickly swap out your current hard drive for a rugged, highly reliable, nonvolatile SFD drive.