Military Embedded Systems

CWCDS releases rugged units for removable high-density SATA SSDs


December 13, 2013

ASHBURN, VA. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has announced the Vortex Removable Memory Cartridge (RMC), small, rugged housing units that will ease the deployment of removable high-density SATA Solid State Drives (SSDs) in defense and aerospace applications.

“Our rugged RMCs deliver a new level of flexibility to system designers seeking a solution for removable, rugged data storage,” says senior VP and GM of CWCDS, Lynn Bamford. “RMCs enable the use of standard SATA SSDs in the harshest and most demanding military environments, while enabling many years of safe removal.”

Each Vortex RMC houses a 2.5 inch SATA drive and features a 100,000 insertion cycle connector. The RMCs are available in a wide range of memory densities (up to 1 TB; 2 TB models are scheduled to be available in 2014) and include various drive types: eMLC NAND Flash, MLC NAND Flash, or SLC NAND Flash SSDs.

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