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For cost-sensitive industrial applications: Swissbits’ EM-MLC version of the X-500 Series SATA SSD 2.5”


Swissbit AG recently launched EM-MLC (endurance managed – multi-level cell) versions of its successful X-500 Series Industrial SATA SSD 2.5” (solid-state drive). 

Compared to standard MLC SSDs, Swissbit’s EM-MLC SSDs have three to ten times greater endurance while maintaining consistent data retention of up to five years, in line with the JEDEC standard.

The X-500 EM-MLC manages a data rate (sequential read performance) of up to 240MB/sec on SATA II and an impressive 14,800 IOPS with 4KB random accesses.

Therefore, the X-500 EM-MLC is ideally suited for cost-sensitive industrial applications that nevertheless have tough requirements, e.g. a broader temperature range between -40°C and +85°C, high shock and vibration

resistance, transparent diagnostic functions and advanced erase methods.

Maximum MLC endurance

As a result of specifically tested and selected MLC flash raw materials, the Swissbit EM-MLC SSD is an interesting solution positioned between SLC (single-level cell) and standard MLC. It provides excellent value for money (cost per gigabyte) and offers very high data reliability with the industry-leading power fail protection feature, the S.M.A.R.T.

(Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) protocol, lifetime monitoring tools and SDK/API, as well as the highly efficient BCH-ECC (error correction code). Additionally, it includes features such as NCQ, TRIM, ATA Security Set and Enhanced Secure Erase via software, as well as hardware management. Internal temperature sensors continuously monitor the system, allowing the implementation of additional early warning systems. The SATA connector with latch and especially reinforced component cables makes the EM-MLC  X-500 suitable for applications that demand high vibration and impact resistance.

EM-MLC X-500 SSDs are available in various densities. As with all Swissbit memory solutions, long-term availability and a fixed BOM are guaranteed for

the X-500 EM-MLC SSD.



About Swissbit:

Swissbit is the largest DRAM memory module and Flash storage device manufacturer in Europe. Created from a management buyout of the Siemens HL Business Unit in 2001, Swissbit has today facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Republic of China and the United States. Swissbit offers industrial DRAM memory modules in all popular technologies and Flash industrial storage product families including SSD (SATA and PATA interfaces), m-SATA, slim-SATA, CFast, CF, SD, uSD, MMC and USB. All Swissbit products meet highest quality criteria and RoHS and REACH directives. The target markets for the Swissbit products are industrial electronics, automotive, railway technology, wired telecommunications, medical electronics as well as aerospace/defense. Additional company and

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Press contacts:

Swissbit AG, Marion Reithmeier, Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Industriestr. 4, 9552 Bronschhofen, Switzerland

ph : +41 (0) 71 913 0301, fax : +41 (0) 71 913 0315, mobile: +41 (0) 79 833

2147, Email:

Agentur Lorenzoni GmbH, Public Relations, Landshuter Str. 29, 85435 Erding;

ph. +49 (0)8122 559170,

Christine Schulze,

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