Viking Modular Solutions (Viking Modular), a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Sanmina-SCI), has introduced a new embedded solid state drive (SSD), SATA Cube3. The new device is designed as an ultra small form factor, embedded industrial grade Serial ATA (SATA) SSD. The new SATA Cube3 product is the optimum solution for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) designers in the embedded, server, storage, networking and industrial sectors.

The SATA Cube3 is an ideal solution for OEMs that require the benefits of non-volatile solid state storage and SATA performance in an ultra small form factor, stated Adrian Proctor, vice president of marketing for Viking Modular. Additionally, this innovative product offers capacities ranging from 4GB to 256GB in the same X-Y footprint.

The designers of form factors like ATCA, uTCA, AMC, XMC, PMC and PCIe will find low volumetric density and high storage capacity of the new SATA Cube3 a strong solution for their space constrained applications. The new SATA Cube3 is designed for the demanding environmental conditions where a ruggedized solution is highly beneficial.

This cost-effective option allows OEMs to design solutions with high capacity and high reliability of 2.5 or 1.8 SDD, but with the small mechanical footprint available at 30x32mm. Available in densities of 4GB to 256GB, and with the sustained read and write speeds of 110MB/sec and 79MB/sec respectively, the new SATA Cube3 is 86% smaller than 2.5 SSD/HDD. The new SATA Cube3 is available as a BGA device or with MicroSATA connector.

Viking Modular Solutions is a designer and manufacturer of memory and flash modules.