Military Grade SSD Self-Destructs with the Push of a Button

Today Emphase released their new S5 series military-grade SSD that features a self-destruct feature to wipe all data at the push of a button. Offered in capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB, with 256GB and 512GB version in the works, the S5-series..

Emphase, a trusted provider of Industrial and Military solid state storage for embedded systems, has launched a new series of rugged Military-grade storage with MIL-STD-810F compliance. The new Emphase MIL-SPEC S5 Series SSD is engineered to withstand the severe conditions encountered in the line of duty while delivering comprehensive data protection.

An SLC flash device available in a 2.5" footprint and SATA (3 Gb/sec.) bus interface, the MIL-SPEC S5 SSD has one clear objective: Secure data. This level of reliability hinges on endurance as well as overall performance. This vault-like device can process data with read speeds up to 170 MB/sec. and write speeds up to 90 MB/sec. write. Mission critical applications have no room for error, which is why the MIL-SPEC S5 SSD is designed to meet the environmental requirements of MIL-STD-810F.

The Emphase MIL-SPEC S5 SSD is loaded with options for handling data in breach of security scenarios including data write-protection, secure and quick erasure, and data destruction. With these defense-grade triggers, data can be eliminated in less than two seconds through an ATA command or with the push of a button. Should the drive lose power during a protect, erase, or destroy command, the device will resume the command as soon as power is restored.

The MIL-SPEC S5 SSD is currently available in 16 GB-128 GB capacities, and with 256 GB and 512 GB models in development, is ready for long-term exposure to extreme levels of humidity, wide temperature ranges, intense shock and vibration, and high altitude. All devices are available with conformal coating, tightly managed BOM, and a 5-year warranty. Emphase is a GSA Schedule 70 Contract Holder and all products are available for acquisition under General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services - SIN 132-8.

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About: Emphase has been serving the embedded market with Industrial and Military grade flash solutions since 2006. As a US-based supplier, our clients enjoy an innovative and robust product line focused on high reliability and performance with native English support.

Environmental Performance:
Thermal Shock: MIL-STD-810F 503.4 Procedure II (-40°C ~ 85°C, 10 cycles)
Drop: MIL-STD-810F 516.5 Procedure IV (Transit Drop Specification)
Shock: 1500 G / MIL-STD-810F 516.5 / 40 G, 11 ms, 18 shocks, (3 shocks for +- X, YZ axis)
Vibration: 20 G / MIL-STD-810F 514.5C-1
Altitude: 80,000 ft.
Operating Temp.: -40°C~85°C

Erase and Destroy:
DoD 5220.22-MUSA Navy NAVSO P-5239-26
NSA 130-2
USA Army 380-19
NISPOMSUP Chap 8, Sect. 8-501

Military/Defense Servers
Tactical and Data Systems
Rugged Thin Client Systems
Rugged Laptops/Tablet PCs
Combat Vessels (land, air, sea)
Transportation Vessels