M-Systems has released the FFD 2.5" Ultra Wide SCSI flash disk . Manufactured in a case height measuring as little as 11.5mm, this product is the smallest flash disk currently available with a wide SCSI interface. High density computing applications with extreme space limitations, such as blade servers, provide a challenge for system designers. Blade servers are extremely-dense rack-mount servers, which require data storage that complies with low-output HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning). Traditional mechanical disks, due to their rotating mechanism, have difficulty complying with this requirement and typically operate at +5°C to +55°C. With an operating range of -40°C to +85°C, M-Systems' solid state FFD flash disk complies with NEBS level 3, which is the highest standard for mission-critical telecommunications applications. A high mean time between failures (MTBF) enabled by M-Systems' technology and TrueFFS flash management software allows blade server customers to replace two rotating mechanical disks and deploy only one FFD flash disk without the need for a back-up.
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