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mSATA SSD Drives Operational in Sub-Zero Temperatures

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Nov 5, 2014 2:46:00 PM


     Have you ever left your laptop in the car - during a cold weather spell - only to come back and find that your computer is not booting up properly? If you work under colder temperatures and like to keep your computer equipment handy, then you need to take steps to avoid the possibility of a hard drive crash. This may be one reason why outdoor enthusiasts prefer to install a solid state drive vs hard drive storage. If you are an outdoor videographer and need a stable source of internal memory, then a ssd drive is your best internal memory option for a high-speed HD camera. SSDs also work with video applications which need fast, incompressible data write speeds.


    SSDs offer a number of advantages compared to the traditional hard disk drive. However, if you are already in the market for SSDs, then you know that it is hard to find a good extended temperature range SSD drive without some trade-offs. Often times, if you are looking for high temperature ranges, you will need to settle for a lower speed or density. Odds are if you are dealing with large video files you'll want to transfer at SATAIII or faster transfer rates. With extended temperature rated mSATA and either larger density or barely acceptable speeds the SSD drive can still be ridiculously expensive. That's not even for SATAIII devices.

     Some of the best solid state drives (best ssds) retail for seven or eight times the price of a hard disk drive. 


     ssd drive SATA3 (6 Gb/sec), 520 MB/s Read, operates at -20℃, up to 256 GB capacity.


     This is not the case with ssd drive SATAIII SSD. Read/Write Speed, transfer rate, capacity, and an extended operating temperature range. Better yet, the SSDs can be designed to fit a custom size or form factors depending on MOQ. If you are manufacturing a product that requires internal memory, high data write speeds, and customizable board sizes, solid state drive SATAIII may be the best option for you.


    These are some other reasons why you should consider a best solid state drives SATAIII SSD:

  • Designed to withstand extreme low temperatures.

The S-temp (semi-industrial) SSD can operate between -20℃ to 70℃.  Storage temps are -40℃ to 85℃.

Comparatively, Plextor M5M PX-256M5M can only operate between 0℃ to 70℃.

The I-temp SSD can operate between −40°C to 100°C. 


  • High capacity

64GB~256 GB (MLC NAND Flash).

Comparatively, the density for Swissbit's X-200M Series ranges from 2GB ~ 64GB @ SATAII transfer speeds

  • High performance

Sustained read performance is up to 520 MB/s

Sustained write performance is up to 420 MB/s

SATAIII (6 GB/sec)

Comparatively, Swissbit SSDs can sustain a read performance of 120 MB/s and a write performance of 95 MB/s.

  • Low power consumption

  • Reliability

Operating shock of 1000G. 

  • Standards

solid state drive vs hard drive SSD are FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant.


          ssd drive SSD are now available through EarthTron. The SATA3 SSD are designed to function in extreme, rugged environments, specifically within temperature ranges of -20℃ to 70℃. 

     The datasheet for MS 701 is available here.

     The datasheet for MS 801 is available here.


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     Industrial computers are needed in a number of different settings, including construction, research, and oil & gas utilities. Many industrial PCs are manufactured to withstand the elements and are labeled 'rugged computers.' These rugged handheld computers, toughbooks, laptops, and tablets are also favored by outdoor enthusiasts who need a durable device to keep up with their activities. The computers are designed to withstand extreme weather and rough conditions. Most of these rugged laptop computers are equipped with a SSD. A SSD has no moving parts and are shock resistant, meaning that they are better equipped to keep data intact.

     Click here to learn more about pricing and availability for industrial computers SSD.


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