The PBOD, a flash-disk PMC or XMC, provides up to 64 GB of storage and is suitable for applications in harsh environments where extreme temperature, shock, or vibration make the use of mechanical drives impractical. Delivering data rates up to 40 MB/s, the card can function either as a set of disks or as a RAID device via software support. Deployable in systems that support USB flash drives, it appears to the operating system as up to eight USB flash drives that operate independently at rates over 10 MB/s each. Using RAID software, data rates exceeding 40 MB/s are sustainable and the array of drives appears as a single logical drive. Other features include ECC NAND Flash correction to ensure 1-bit per 256 correction and 2-bit error detection. Additionally, the life of the drive is extended via wear leveling technology. Price starts below $2,500 each in volume for the 8 GB version. For more details, call Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau at CURTISS-WRIGHT CONTROLS EMBEDDED COMPUTING, Leesburg, VA. (613) 254-5112.
Company: CURTISS-WRIGHT CONTROLS EMBEDDED COMPUTING
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