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Mountain Secure Systems

Mountain Secure Systems (MSS) - based in Longmont, CO - is an award winning manufacturer of custom and COTS rugged packaging systems - which among other things - includes removable sealed modules for SSDs in a variety of form factors. MSS is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc.

see also:- MSS's SSD modules overview page

Who's who in SSD? - Mountain Secure Systems

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - March 2015

Mountain Secure Systems is a new name (to me) which I only heard about recently.

But when I looked more closely at my storage news archives it appeared I had heard about the company once before (under its earlier name Mountain Optech) in a news story about Conduant in November 2004.

Even in those days my interests were already turning heavily towards SSDs - and so I didn't notice in 2009 when the company changed its name to Mountain Secure Systems.

In MSS's pre-SSD era their business speciality was designing rugged protective packaging for rotating storage media.

But nowadays - as it implies on their web site - SSDs need protection too.

As well as racks and modules their products include carriers which convert COTS 2.5" SSDs to rugged 3.5" - via carriers.
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MSS wraps 2.5" SSDs snugly for surveillance drones
Editor:- February 3, 2015 - Mountain Secure Systems today announced it has recently shipped an order of hot swappable 2.5" SATA SSD modules to a leading defense contractor, which will be integrated into a pod system for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone - for use by the U.S. military to monitor U.S. borders and gather video surveillance intelligence.
news image  - rugged SSD pod from  Mountain Secure

The removable 2.5 SATA memory devices mate with a customized docking bay and are environmentally sealed for protection against rapid decompression, EMI, humidity, dust, salt fog, immersion and condensation.

The hot swappable device (pdf) includes mini mil-circular connectors (rated for 100,000 insertion cycles), +28VDC power, EMI filters, and captive thumb screws for docking.

Mountain Secure Systems is proud to be a part of this important program, said Ken Dickson, GM of Mountain Secure Systems. Our ruggedized data storage solutions have been extremely dependable for both commercial and military customers.
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