Highest Single-slot PCIe Storage Capacity Available on Elma's New 3U VPX Module

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Highest Single-slot PCIe Storage Capacity Available on Elma's New 3U VPX Module

8-port SATA III drive array offers extreme data bandwidth capability

FREMONT, Calif., March 2014 – Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a high speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot. The new Model 5335/6, an expansion to Elma’s 533x 3U VPX storage family, is ideal for applications demanding exceptional characteristics in both data capacity and read/write performance.

The Model 5335/6 is seen as a PCIe Gen2 x 8 connection to the host as it provides the link to a storage array where capacities exceed 8 TB across four slots and where data bandwidth exceeds 1 GB/s.

With RAID 0/1/5/10 support, the storage array system can be configured to maximize bandwidth or provide data redundancy for critical applications. The onboard controller provides an additional six SATA III backplane ports for building a high performance, high capacity storage array using Elma’s 553x family of dual-drive storage carriers across four total slots.

The rugged modules perform reliably in the harsh conditions found in many defense and industrial applications, ranging from ground, ship- and airborne systems to signal intelligence, engine and automation control and mission critical information systems.

Using solid state drives, the convection-cooled versions operate from -40°C to +85°C and the conduction-cooled versions operate from -40°C to +75°C. Consult Elma for higher temperature requirements.  Operating shock of all boards is 40 Gs at 11 ms, half-sine wave; vibration is 2 Gs from 15 Hz to 2,000 Hz.

Technical Specifications:

  • 3U VPX rugged controller and storage module
  • Eight SATA III ports
  • Over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single slot
  • -40°C to +85°C conduction cooled, -40°C to +75°C convection-cooled

Pricing for the units typically starts at $1,600 depending on the version and drive choice. Delivery is 10 to 12 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/VPX5335, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

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