Swissbit offers SATA II, high-performance, high-reliability, endurance-managed NAND Flash
The Solid State Drive (SSD) is a small form-factor (2.5’’) non-volatile memory drive which provides high-capacity data storage. It has a standard combined connector with SATA and power/control part. The SSD works at a supply voltage of 5 V. The drive with the SATA interface operates in Mode 2.0 (1.5 or 3.0 Gb/s burst). The drive has an internal intelligent controller that manages interface protocols, data storage, and retrieval as well as hardware BCH-code Error Correction Code (ECC), defect handling, diagnostics, and clock control. The wear-leveling mechanism assures an equal usage of the Flash memory cells to extend the life time. The hardware BCH-code ECC allows it to detect and correct 40 random bits per 1024 data bytes. The SSD has Early Weak Block Retirement Detection and data shaping for higher data reliability. The drive has a voltage detector and a powerful power-loss management feature to prevent data corruption after power-down. The SSD has hardware and software write protection, and hardware and software security erase function with different military erase algorithms. The specification has been realized and approved by the ATA/ATAPI-8 specification.