More Than 2 TB of Storage Available in Elma's New Single-slot 3U VPX Board

Dual SATA drive capacity provides build block for high-speed storage array

Sep 12, 2013, 14:34 ET from Elma Electronic Inc.

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a dual drive, VPX storage module that provides more than 2 terabytes (TB) of storage, yet requires only one system slot.  The new 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC or 2.5" rotating drives to match both the environmental attributes and functionality requirements of specific applications.

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Designed for rugged use, the high capacity storage modules reliably perform in harsh conditions found in many defense operations, ranging from ground to shipborne and airborne systems.  Growing application areas with increasing data requirements include signal intelligence, engine control and mission critical information storage.

The series' controller/carrier card configuration allows for system expansion to meet increasing storage needs of a variety of applications needing high capacity, expandability and RAID protection, as found in the industrial and commercial markets.

The 5330/1 boards feature a 4-port PCIe to SATA II 3 Gb/s controller supporting two on-board and two external SATA 3G drives or four external drives, allowing the boards to be implemented as part of a multi-slot storage array using Elma's  5332/3 series dual drive storage carriers.  The large number of drives supported on a single board makes the series ideal for building high-speed, high capacity systems.

Software RAID provides better data protection and access speed, and the extreme temperature and shock resistance ensure the 533x series will continue to perform under critical environmental stresses. 

The convection-cooled versions operate from -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C and the conduction-cooled  versions operate from -40 degrees C to +75 degrees C, with -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C available in a conduction-cooled, solid state drive configuration.  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.

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

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About Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems market – from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma offers also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards based architectures (i.e. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

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