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APRO was founded in April 2004 and has become the leading industrial NAND flash storage products in Taiwan and one of the major industrial NAND flash storage providers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei County and having over 30 employees, APRO has exceeded quality expectations and performance in the global marketplaces.

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January 2012 - APRO markets industrial SSDs. Although they offer secure erase - their fast erase takes about 30 minutes for a 128GB SSD.

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In February 2009 - APRO launched its Hermes range industrial MLC 2.5" SATA SSDs with capacity up to 256GB. R/W speeds are upto 152MB/s and 121MB/s respectively.
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Surviving SSD sudden power loss
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
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